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Opinion

  • Letter: Safe Chemicals Act deserves support

    As a pediatrician and father of a 4-year-old daughter, the health and well-being of children is forefront in my mind. It’s crucial to have common sense, science-based policies to protect children’s health. Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act and the phase-out of toxic BPA from childre...

  • Letter: Eliminate industrial operations in residential Cumberland

    The beep-beep-beeping of construction vehicles, the noise from the equipment being used and from dumping of material is loud and unhealthy. The activity of removing or processing gravel materials is a dusty industrial operation, not one conducive to a residential neighborhood. The heavy dump-truc...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce to Falmouth council

    We are writing to ask voters to support Teresa Pierce for re-election to the Town Council in the coming election. As lifelong Mainers and members of the Falmouth community for the last decade, we feel fortunate to be able to raise our children in a town that is led by clear-thinking and dedicate...

  • Letter: Former Falmouth library president: No on Question 1

    My wife and I moved to Falmouth a little over 45 years ago. We feel moving the library from its present location would be a mistake and a waste of money because the 1995 expansion was planned with future on-site expansion in mind. How do I know? I served two terms on the Board of Trustees,...

  • Letter: No on Falmouth Question 1

    There’s been a lot of discussion about the future of the Falmouth Memorial Library. Everyone is trying to predict the future in the digital age. For me, the referendum gets clearer by looking at the past. I was on the library’s capital campaign committee in 1993. We were charge...

  • A reminder about letters

    The final deadline for submitting letters to the editor about upcoming elections and ballot questions is Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), at noon. Complete guidelines for letters are online at theforecaster.net/page/contact-us.

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth can't afford not to approve Question 1

    On June 14, Falmouth voters will determine the fate of one of our most significant assets, the Lunt/Plummer-Motz property. It’s a rare opportunity to shape our town’s services for generations to come – without raising taxes. It’s an opportunity that will disappear if Quest...

  • Forecaster Forum: Question 1 is a one-time opportunity for Falmouth

    Falmouth referendum Question 1, the “Town Center” proposal, is a unique opportunity that is too good to pass up. After much discussion, the majority of the library board of trustees voted April 3 to endorse the referendum. If it passes, it will solve the space problem that has ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth's smart move is to vote no on Question 1

    On June 14 Falmouth voters will decide whether to accept or reject Question 1 to spend more than $5.5 million to convert two decrepit brick buildings, Lunt and Plummer schools, into a new library and a commercial office building, and Motz School into a site for Falmouth Community Programs.

  • Global Matters: A leaky peace in the Middle East

    I’m of two minds about WikiLeaks, the online disseminator of confidential government documents. On one hand, it performs a valuable service. It’s fascinating to see how the world of diplomacy really operates, and it’s important for citizens to know what their governments are rea... 1