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Opinion

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Student needs drive Portland school initiatives

    As the new school year begins, the staff of the Portland Public Schools is focusing on how we can best meet our students’ needs. We are launching many exciting initiatives this year that will serve that purpose. Lyseth Elementary School will begin Maine’s first full-immersion S...

  • Letter: Breen merits nod from Planned Parenthood

    Because of her commitment to women’s reproductive rights and access to health care, Democrat Cathy Breen was endorsed by the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Breen is running for the state Senate in District 25, which encompasses Gray, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Long Island,...

  • Letter: Police Beat falls short without convictions

    I have an issue with the presentation of The Forecaster’s weekly section, the Police Beat. The Police Beat provides a list of arrests and summonses, but fails to report on whether those served were actually convicted. This is a regrettable oversight. As has again been witnessed in recent na...

  • Letter: Delogu sets the record straight on wages

    As usual, columnist Orlando Delogu (Policy Wonk: "Debunking myths about a higher minimum wage") writes about a controversial economi...

  • Letter: Vendor's attitude mars Scarborough event

    Summerfest 2014 in Scarborough was a great event. We recently moved to Maine and this was our first experience. We had a great time and especially enjoyed the fireworks. I did experience one very negative aspect: the guy selling "novelty" smoking cigarettes to kids. I was appalled and spok...

  • Letter: Praise for Cumberland officials, employees

    I am writing to express my support and thanks to the Cumberland Town Council and our town manager for their selfless giving to the community in which they live and serve. They are guided by our Comprehensive Plan and do what is best for the town and citizens. Although I do not always agree...

  • 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: 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: 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...