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Opinion

  • Letter: Did Brunswick officials violate their own policy?

    After reading the Oct. 31 issue, I am finding difficulty in understanding the “concern” of Brunswickk's town councilors. An article states “since the policy was enacted in 1995, town managers have allowed employees, on a largely informal basis, to collect extra vacation time.&rd...

  • Letter: Yarmouth's character at risk if Route 1 bridge comes down

    By year’s end, the Yarmouth Town Council will decide the fate of the Route 1 bridge that crosses Main Street. The bridge serves to separate traffic between these roads, while preserving the continuity of both streets. This has created a diversity of character in the physical environment, an...

  • Letter: Headline lacked sympathy for Falmouth family

    I was disappointed to see the front-page headline regarding a Falmouth house fire in the Nov. 20 Northern edition ("Police suspect bath salts ...

  • Letter: McLean grateful for re-election to Maine House

    I was honored and humbled to have been re-elected by the people of Gorham and Scarborough to represent Maine House District 27. I am deeply grateful for the faith and trust that you have placed in me. Since my first campaign for the Maine House in 2012, I have knocked on nearly 7,000 doors...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Yarmouth turkey drive

    On behalf of Yarmouth-area veterans I would like to thank the many generous citizens who donated to our turkey drive on Nov. 15. Although we had a lower number of frozen turkeys than usual (24), probably because some of the supermarket turkey sales hadn't started yet, we had a tremendous year col...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: When political parties select, we can't elect

    In a recent column I suggested that, despite popular and widespread delusions and political mythology, our government is not “broken” and instead it is, We the People, who are broken. I believe that truth, and I’ll try to explain it below. But to start, let me confess why...

  • Letter: Payeur thanks Falmouth campaign supporters

    I am writing to publicly thank all those that supported me during my recent bid for the Maine House of Representatives. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Traveling around town and knocking on the doors of thousands of people  cemented in my mind what a wonderful place to live Falmo...

  • Early deadline for Thanksgiving-week letters

    Deadlines for The Forecaster next week are earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27. Letters to the editor must be received by noon this Friday, Nov. 21, to be published in our Nov. 26, 27 and 28 editions.

  • The Universal Notebook: Support your local library

    You can tell almost everything you need to know about a town by looking at its public schools and its public library. Towns that invest in education and literacy are great places to live. Towns that don’t aren’t. I was pleased to see that the library referendums in Cape Elizabe...

  • Abby's Road: Worry is as worry does

    As talents go, the ability to imagine the worst probably ranks somewhere above posting a selfie, but decidedly below walking without tripping. Fine. Sprinkle those grains of salt on top of the following: If BuzzFeed ever publishes a list of the top 17 worry-warts who live in a state that u...