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    May 19, 2020

    Life Unwound: Let’s stop ‘shoulding on ourselves’

    I should drag out the trash for pick-up. I should learn new tech tricks. I should Facetime with my kids and grandkids. I should contact frail folks in town. I should sign up for that online sugar detox class. I should spring clean and clutter-clear. I should answer those texts. I should call my sister. […]

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    May 15, 2020

    Letter: Beem’s bias prompts fact checking on ‘Trump virus’

    After reading Edgar Allen Beem’s April 16 column, “Trump virus,” full of Beem’s usual vitriol and hatred for all things Trump, I felt compelled to respond. Here are the facts: Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse found “apparent errors or inadequately supported facts” in 29 FBI FISA applications: “at least […]

  • Published
    May 15, 2020

    Letter: Balentine should read Beem’s column to understand majority

    In general, at age 73, there are few things in life which prompt me to leave my bed in the morning. This situation is true six days a week. However, every Friday, I jump out of bed, blood pressure elevated, heart rate up. Why? I know John Balentine’s column will appear in The Forecaster and […]

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    May 15, 2020

    Letter: Greene is ‘perfect candidate’ for SoPo, Cape and Scarborough

    Sari Greene is the perfect candidate for the Democratic nomination for Maine State Senate for District 29 of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. Her background, skills, values, experience and priorities are excellent for getting Maine back on its economic feet after the pandemic while continuing to promote a healthy environment. Sari has long-term professional […]

  • Published
    May 15, 2020

    Cooking at the Cove: A little celebration

    When my granddaughter, Anna, was just learning to talk, one of her best sentences was, “Let’s put up a party!” No one could resist her exclamation and accompanying smile. Of course, we had to do something to celebrate her cuteness. Immediately. “Putting up a party” has become part of the family’s language over the years […]

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    May 15, 2020

    Sande’s Picks: Freeport tavern shares Irish soda bread recipe – and the story behind it

    Nancy Kieran, who co-owns the Kendall Tavern Inn B&B, at 213 Main St., Freeport, with Mark Provost, shared a wonderful story and recipe that will provide warmth and comfort while we are staying at home. “This recipe for Irish Soda Bread is from my friend Donna Wallace. Donna has known me since I was born; […]

  • Published
    May 15, 2020

    Letter: Gideon will ‘think globally, act locally’

    Like many of us, I’ve been social distancing while preparing my boat for another season on our beautiful – if threatened – waters of Casco Bay. While the pandemic predominates our thoughts and news cycles, it is not the only threat we face: climate change and the warming of our Casco Bay waters continue, bringing […]

  • Published
    May 14, 2020

    Letter: Balentine should re-examine his faith in Trump

    Sometimes I wonder whether John Balentine isn’t just trolling us. The other week he wrote he trusted President Trump to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. A few days later Trump recommended we all inject bleach. You’d think a regular opinion columnist might revisit that misplaced faith. Instead, Balentine plows full speed ahead, this week talking up […]

  • Published
    May 13, 2020

    Maine Bicentennial: Scarborough

    Members of the 1921 Scarborough High School Track team included, front row from left, Ross Sherwood, Captain Emmons, Thomas Seavey and Clarence Peterson; middle, Aurthur Pillsbury, Clayton Sargent, Fred Skillings and principal and coach Elwood G. Bessy; back, Clark Libby and Edgar Milliken. Bessy was a coach, teacher and principal in Scarborough for 33 years […]

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    May 13, 2020

    Maine Bicentennial: Harpswell

      Eleanor Webber Merriman with her daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandchild. Eleanor Merriman, married to Charles Merriman of West Harpswell, was born in 1824, the daughter of Phineas Webber and Lydia Beals. In commemoration of Maine’s bicentennial this year, The Forecaster is featuring historical highlights and artifacts from our communities’ past 200 years. This feature can […]

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