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Opinion

  • Letter: Library plan a win-win for Falmouth

    We moved to Falmouth on a Thursday. By Saturday my family had library cards. We frequent Falmouth Memorial Library for books, movies, lectures, programming, book clubs, meetings and camaraderie. Inter-library loan is imperative to my work. And it’s all free. Despite e-books and onlin...

  • Letter: Vote Tepler for Topsham House seat

    Democrat Denise Tepler is the right person to represent House District 54. Tepler has the experience, the knowledge and the temperament to be an effective legislator. She has served as chairwoman and vice chairwoman of the town Finance Committee, and the president of the board of Emerge Ma...

  • Letter: Beem owes Poliquin an apology

    I am writing in response to Edgar Allen Beem's column about Bruce Poliquin in the Sept. 24 edition of The Forecaster. Well all know and have come to expect the usual mudslinging that comes from two political parties with ideals so opposite they aren't in the same hemisphere. This is...

  • Letter: Denno has experience needed in the House

    As a resident of Cumberland for over 40 years, I am excited about the candidacy of Democrat Dale Denno for the state Legislature. He already has experience in state government. He has a background in business and law. He has been involved in education, serving as a member and then chairman of the...

  • Letter: Gideon deserves to be re-elected to House

    My husband and I set out to start a new business last fall, but it required legislation to make a go of it. Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon, our friend, worked tirelessly to write and pass the bill to open up a new market. I am inspired by her willingness to tackle big issues that prevent Mainers fro...

  • Letter: Re-elect Freeport's Gideon in House District 48

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Sara Gideon in her re-election to House District 48 (Freeport and Pownal). In her 2012 Maine House election, I drove Sara from door to door to meet and talk to what must have been thousands of residents. I was astounded at her commitment, her knowledge and he...

  • Letter: Pierce should represent Falmouth in the House

    We are writing in support of Democrat Teresa Pierce to represent Falmouth in  House District 44. Our town is fortunate to have such a thoughtful, dedicated person seeking to work on our behalf. Teresa is a leader who looks for ways to improve our community without changing its charact...

  • Letter: Leadership qualities set Breen apart

    I am writing to express my wholehearted support for Democrat Cathy Breen for the Maine Senate in District 25. During her tenure as chairwoman of the Falmouth Town Council, Cathy, while very supportive of the schools in general, was never shy about probing into the particulars of our budget and ch...

  • Letter: Questions about proposed Cumberland beach purchase

    On Nov. 4, when the voters of Cumberland will be asked to approve the town’s borrowing of $3 million for property, they should be aware of the following: • The beach is covered by environmentally sensitive beach and dune grasses. • Planned “improvements” ...

  • Letter: Denno's experience is right for the House

    I’m writing to offer my enthusiastic support for Cumberland Democrat Dale Denno who is running in House District 45. I’ve known Dale for over 30 years and find him to be thoughtful, intelligent, and able to respectfully listen to divergent opinions. In the next session of the L...