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  • Input needed on facilities

    I want to thank the 140 people who attended the March 12 public meeting organized by Falmouth's Ad Hoc Community Facilities Planning Committee. In advance of this large event, members of the committee visited with more than 30 community organizations to spread information, gather feedback and ...

  • Facilities event fails

    Last week I joined 130 or so of my fellow Falmouth citizens, and what appeared to be the entire town staff, at the much-heralded Community Facilities Planning event. The 98 percent of town residents who were tied up making a living or putting kids to bed missed quite a time. The coffee was hot,...

  • 'Go ahead'

    Hannah Merker called me from Bristol last week to ask a few questions about how I write my columns and where I get my ideas. I told her my motto is "Make a week's pay off everyone you meet" and warned her that she might easily turn into a column. And here it is.

  • Harpswell, an appreciation

    At some point in the future, the newspaper business is going to end. Before it does, I plan to transition into something far more secure and write books.

  • Wear a helmet

    An article that appeared in The Forecaster on Feb. 20 inaccurately represented the Bicycle Coalition of Maine's position on helmet use.

  • Save Willard from what?

    I've lived in greater Portland, without a dog, for almost 10 years and recently moved to the Willard Beach neighborhood of South Portland. The most positive connections I've made have been with the people and family pets I've met while walking along Willard Beach. It's definitely one of the true ple...

  • Save the sidewalks

    I feel I must respond to two of North Yarmouth selectmen, Paul Napolitano and Mark Merrill, who are looking to save money by not plowing our new sidewalks. Our sidewalks were installed three years ago at a cost of several million dollars (federal, state and town money). They are a fine addit...

  • 'A philosophy of failure'

    Tom Foley in his letter to the editor takes us through an example intended to show that the damaging effects of higher tax rates on people making $250,000 are minimal.

  • A case of hibernal torpor

    Subnivian – now there's a word I'd never heard, let alone used, until I started reading Bernd Heinrich's "Winter World," a wonderful natural history about how animals survive the winter. The word isn't even among the 260,000 in my "Unabridged Random House Dictionary of the Engl...

  • Praise for Yarmouth response

    I would like to thank and praise the Yarmouth police, rescue and public works personnel for their service to us during the Feb. 22 snow storm.