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Opinion

  • Letter: Falmouth graduate deserves admiration

    I've got a new hero: Cole Walsh. He's the Falmouth High School senior that the The Forecaster featured last week ("Class of 2015: Falmouth seni...

  • Letter: Baker's shellfish vote a disappointment

    I am disappointed that state Sen. Linda Baker, R-Topsham, reversed her position on LD 435, "An Act To Extend the Protection of Municipal Shellfish Conservation Programs." As a previous supporter of this bill, which would have extended by two years a pilot study on the invasive green crabs ...

  • Letter: Assisted suicide is bad public policy

    Marian McCue's Capitol Notebook column about physician-assisted suicide ("Lawmakers weigh 'Death with Dignity' bill") did not p...

  • Letter: Support Maine's Clean Elections Initiative

    More than 85,000 signatures were delivered to the secretary of state’s office on Jan. 21 to qualify the Clean Elections Initiative for the 2015 ballot. They represented people from all over the state. From Republicans and Democrats, to the Greens and the unenrolled, untraceable overspending...

  • Letter: Falmouth firefighters to the rescue

    I'm writing on behalf of myself and my family to express our deep appreciation to the volunteers of the Falmouth Fire Department along with firefighters and emergency personnel from Westbrook for racing to our house on Brookside Drive in Falmouth on Sunday, May 24. We had a pretty bad fire, as ha...

  • Letter: Don't let Falmouth give away green

    On Lunt Road, between the Mason-Motz building where Falmouth’s community programs are now located, and the former Lunt School, is Falmouth’s new Town Green. The lawn is ready for a gazebo to be built and a holiday tree to be planted. In 2012, the town, as part of its sale to Oc...

  • Letter: There is no legal right to a view

    I lived in Portland during the 1980s and moved back to the peninsula eight years ago. The group Save the Soul of Portland is running a ridiculous campaign to legislate easements for private views of the harbor benefiting of a small number of landowners on Munjoy Hill. These folks purchased teneme...

  • Letter: State senator disloyal to clammers

    I always thought that our legislators at least attempted to represent the best interests of their constituents. And state Sen. Linda Baker, R-Topsham, initially appeared to do just that. The Maine Clammers Association strongly supported the bill to protect our clam flats and the over 1,500...

  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Falmouth council needs Farber, Kitchel

    Falmouth is fortunate to attract capable, thoughtful, hard-working and effective people to serve on its elected boards. Karen Farber and Ned Kitchel are both strong candidates for the Town Council. As a state legislator, I watched Karen lead a diverse group of people to a difficult and una...