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    May 29, 2020

    Maine Bicentennial: Freeport

    A group poses for a photo in Freeport in September 1900. At right are R. Cutler Libby and Amelia F. Libby. The boy holding the cat is Herman B. Libby. In commemoration of Maine’s bicentennial this year, The Forecaster is featuring historical photos and artifacts from our communities’ past 200 years. This feature can be […]

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    May 29, 2020

    Maine Bicentennial: Cape Elizabeth

    Three brothers and a cousin, fishermen on Richmond Island, Cape Elizabeth. From left are Maurice Jordan, George Steve Jordan, John Jordan (cousin) and Walter Jordan. In commemoration of Maine’s bicentennial this year, The Forecaster is featuring historical photos and artifacts from our communities’ past 200 years. This feature can be found in print and online […]

  • Published
    May 28, 2020

    Maine Bicentennial: Pownal

    The Cumberland County Public Health Association visited outlying schools and conducted dental clinics. The staff photographed students participating in the clinics, including this one at Pownal Center between Mallett Hall, at left, and the one room schoolhouse on the right. The school is thought to have been referred to as the Center School. Myra Tryon […]

  • Published
    May 27, 2020

    People & Business: May 27

    Summit Natural Gas donates to Falmouth Food Pantry to fund resurgence Summit Natural Gas of Maine has donated $5,000 to Falmouth Food Pantry as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The company has committed $20,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Maine and is also contributing to food banks in Augusta and Waterville, along with […]

  • Published
    May 27, 2020

    People & Business: May 27

    Summit Natural Gas donates to Falmouth Food Pantry to fund resurgence Summit Natural Gas of Maine has donated $5,000 to Falmouth Food Pantry as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The company has committed $20,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Maine and is also contributing to food banks in Augusta and Waterville, along with […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2020

    Over Easy: The Three Musketeers lose one

    My first cousin died a few weeks ago. He was 79 years old. As death goes, his was quiet. Couple of years ago we saw each other for the first time in decades, at a family reunion. Since then he’s intruded in my thoughts at odd times. I’ll remember how he used to hold his […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2020

    Sande’s Picks: White Cedar Inn features flavorful, creative breakfasts

    Monica Kissane and Rock Nadeau have been the owners and innkeepers at the White Cedar Inn, 178 Main St., Freeport, since 2004. They are known for their flavorful and creative breakfast offerings; guests look forward to something innovative every morning. The bacon-spinach-tomato sandwich is a favorite year-round. Kissane characterizes it as “a simple, quick, immensely […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2020

    Letter: DEP has golden opportunity to measure SoPo emissions

    We are being told during these times of social distancing that the reduction in traffic on our highways and streets has led to reduced measurements of pollutants in our air. On days when the sun is out and people are out walking they can see how much clearer the sky seems as they breathe more […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2020

    Letter: Stop wasteful political television ads

    Everyone agrees TV advertising is out of control. There are way too many ads and most are run way too often. The FCC used to have limits on ads and needs to put the restrictions in place again. Currently, during the horror of this COVID-19 pandemic, there are two sets of political ads that the […]

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    May 22, 2020

    Letter: Reader responds to Balentine column on pandemic with satire

    I’m joining my brother-in-thought, John Balentine, in requesting that Mommie Dearest, Gov. Mills, set us free. Like John, I grieve over the spousal abuse, child abuse, loss of dignity and pride, laziness, despair and general ruination that I see. And that’s just on my own block. Maine is the oldest state in the nation. It […]

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