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Opinion

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith's Obama column is on target

    I thought Julie McDonald-Smith was right on with all of her points on President Obama's lawlessness. I commend her for writing and The Forecaster for printing it. Another shocking program was not on her list: Fast and Furious. Absolutely appalling that our government would have purposely let thou...

  • Letter: Candidates fail to pick up their campaign signs

    Enquiring minds would like to know why defeated candidates are so poor at picking up their election signs. State law gives candidates seven days after an election to remove their signs: “Signs bearing political messages relating to an election, primary or referendum, provided that these sig...

  • Letter: 'Arrogant' a better term for Falmouth Democrats

    Some read last week that I referred to Falmouth Democrats as evil. Some also read the state ethics panel is investigating an alleged conspiracy. Their target? The Falmouth Democratic Committee. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices is investigating whether the ...

  • Letter: Show respect for Cousins Island bicyclists

    I would encourage anyone who bicycles to add Cousins Island to your list of journeys. Numerous places to stop and enjoy the beautiful seacoast scenery are just some of treats in store for you. As any cyclist understands and respects, there are inherent risks to sharing the road with motor vehicle...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith needs more thought, less froth

    After reading yet another virulent screed by Julie McDonald-Smith, I wonder whether the editor takes a day off when her column appears or if he wants to damage the reputation of The Forecaster. People bemoan the lack of civility in public discourse, This "opinion piece" illustrates why we ...

  • Letter: Scarborough library thanks book-sale supporters

    The Friends of the Scarborough Library would like to thank the many dedicated volunteers and book sale patrons who helped make this year’s book sale a success. Hundreds came to the library looking for the perfect summer read. With more than 20,000 donated books, puzzles, and audio-visual ti...

  • Letter: Clapboard Island preview tour a success

    I want to thank everyone who helped make the June 28 open house on Clapboard Island East such a success. Twelve volunteers delivered over 150 visitors from Town Landing to the island in four hours Saturday morning. Another 50 arrived in kayaks, paddle boards, dinghies, and a giant rowboat which p...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith delivers 'errors, innuendo'

    I wonder if Julie McDonald-Smith was as outraged by the actions of the Bush-Cheney administration as she is by the supposed lawlessness of President Obama? It would almost be laughable, were it not so serious, to vilify a president who implemented a system that allows millions of Americans to hav...

  • Letter: Vote for Bellows for U.S. senator

    I can't imagine what it's like to work in Maine for minimum wage. I can't imagine working hard for 40 hours a week and having a paycheck of $15,000 for a year's work (before deductions). Shenna Bellows, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, will vote to increase the minimum wage to...

  • Letter: We should be ashamed of veterans' treatment

    Such a good, but enraging and sad, letter by Mack Googins on June 19 describing his repeated, futile efforts for attention from the Veterans Administration to his brother's need. This is merely one of many important areas in which our country needs to pull up its socks. Do not call America great ...