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    February 24, 2021

    Mid Coast Hospital reports increase in scam calls

    Residents may receive legitimate calls about scheduled vaccinations for COVID-19.

  • Published
    February 24, 2021

    People & Business: Feb. 24

    Legion Square spreads the love   Recognition KeyCorp recently received two national honors that highlight its longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. For the 13th time, the bank was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a leading employer for LGBTQ Equality. Key scored a perfect 100 points on the Corporate Equality Index is […]

  • Published
    February 24, 2021

    School Notebook: Feb. 24

    Obama drops in to The Telling Room A group of 26 Maine high school students were left astonished and inspired after former President Barack Obama dropped in on a late-January session of The Telling Room’s Young Writers & Leaders program, a creative writing and leadership program for students with international and multicultural backgrounds. The 44th […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Letter: Balentine lives in Fantasyland

    I’m so glad The Forecaster continues to carry John Balentine’s columns. They remind me of my childhood when my whole family would gather around the TV to watch “The Wonderful World of Disney.” My favorite world, just like John’s, was always Fantasyland. Susan Chichetto Bath

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    February 23, 2021

    Letter: Elect Wright to Harpswell school board

    When I was chair of the Harpswell PTO, I could count on Frank Wright to attend meetings and give his energy to PTO events. Who started the Chess Club at Harpswell Community School? Who has been a cross country coach at HCS for several years? And who has been serving as one of our MSAD […]

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    February 23, 2021

    Letter: Private prisons a big business in U.S.

    Is there no end to the excellence emanating from John Balentine’s head? I completely agree that we should boycott the upcoming Olympics. China’s treatment of the Uighurs may be even worse than our treatment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, even though not so bad as our government’s treatment of the Native Americans since the locust-like invasion […]

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    February 23, 2021

    Falmouth halts spraying for browntail moth

    FALMOUTH — The town will not be spraying for browntail moth caterpillar in 2021 due to a reduction in nests and levels of infestation over the past few years. In 2020, a spraying program was conducted to target areas in the public right-of-way that were considered high risk. While not fully eradicating browntail moth, the […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Mainewhile: True faith is all around us

    Every so often, there is something or other I really want to write about, but I don’t. Maybe because it seems silly, maybe because I don’t know if anyone else will care, maybe because it feels overwhelming. I’ve had a few of those recently. Sometimes though, things align so perfectly a person just can’t ignore […]

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    February 23, 2021

    Here’s Something: Be like Rush, a happy warrior

    The loss of talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh last week is devastating to political conservatives. But it’s a loss to liberals, socialists, progressives and moderates as well. That’s because we all lost a happy warrior when Rush died the morning of Feb. 17. And the loss of a happy warrior is a setback for anyone […]

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    February 23, 2021

    Life Unwound: The day everything changes

    Does it take upheaval to wake us up? It can happen at any time. It can happen in a pandemic. It can happen as politics go on as usual or not so usual. It can happen as the world swirls in climate chaos. You’ve gone along, existing, for all your years. You’ve thought that life […]

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