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Opinion

  • Letter: Don't break the promise of Social Security

    Aug. 14 marked the 79th anniversary of Social Security. When it was first signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, nearly half of all older Americans were living in poverty. Today, the program keeps 109,000 Mainers from falling into poverty, and more than one-third of those tha...

  • Letter: Falmouth bus-stop bench a welcome addition

    Many older people who no longer choose to drive their own cars are pleased to use the No. 7 METRO bus that we are so lucky to have in Falmouth. Shaw's supermarket has made it possible for its customers to buy tickets, to save on fares, and to have a stop right out in front for all to use. However...

  • Letter: Cumberland petition drive brings out the best

    Many thanks to the Cumberland community for participating in the democratic process and signing the recent petition that will allow our community to vote on the contract zone impacting Harris Road. Our quiet residential road that serves bikers, walkers, dogs, runners, skaters, skiers, kids and ba...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith right about 'equality gone wild'

    I would like to commend The Forecaster for having the courage to include Julie McDonald-Smith's views from the right. Her recent warning to parents of college-bound students (high-schoolers take note as well, I might add) exposes the left's equality-gone-wild agenda. Human value and the inherent ...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 1 to ban bear baiting

    Growing up in Aroostook County shaped my unwavering work ethic, respect for community and family, and passion for stewardship of the natural environment and creatures in it. Being from "The County" made me care about things in a way people "from away" don’t quite understand. I grew u...

  • Letter: Ewe can count on folks in North Yarmouth

    This is a letter of thanks to the friends, neighbors and passersby who stopped to help my family capture our wayward ewe. Our adventures began on a Saturday with our purchase of two ewes from a farm in Brunswick. We loaded them into our trailer and headed home. Imagine our distress when, upon arr...

  • Letter: Support Democrat Pierce in House District 44

    I served on the building construction committee for Falmouth’s new elementary school with Teresa Pierce for three years. As with every committee, natural leaders emerge, and Teresa was clearly that leader. Teresa was able to synthesize information in a way that helped move the committee thr...

  • Letter: Looking forward to Graham's re-election

    When I think of strong voices on health-care issues, one of the people to come to mind is House District 46 Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth. A nurse practitioner and stalwart advocate for increasing access to care, Graham has used her experience and expertise to develop and pass measures to im...

  • Letter: Health care for women an election issue

    If voters care about women’s health in Maine, they should think carefully about this year’s election for governor. Since 2010, more than 200 restrictions on abortion rights have been passed in state legislatures, usually disguised as bills to “keep women safe.” Poli...

  • The Universal Notebook: Don't feed the bears

    Let’s get something straight before we start: I was born and brought up in Maine and I am not opposed to hunting for sustenance or for sport. That said, I will be voting Yes on Question 1 on Nov. 4. Question 1 asks, “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in b...