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  • Letter: Denno has right background for Legislature

    As a Cumberland resident, I am grateful we have a candidate like Democrat Dale Denno prepared to represent our community in House District 45. Dale has the skills and experience to make our government more cost-effective and responsive to all Maine citizens. With an extensive business background,...

  • Letter: Denno for Cumberland state representative

    Democrat Dale Denno, a long time Cumberland resident, is getting my vote for state representative in House District 45. Dale has worked in the public and private sector, and contributed countless hours to public service. In his various roles, he has had the opportunity to successfully work with b...

  • The Universal Notebook: 'Now we are orphans'

    When my father died back in February an odd thing occurred to me as I sat at his deathbed with my two younger brothers. “Now we are orphans,” I said to them, our mother having passed away seven months earlier. We tend to think of orphans as young children whose parents h...

  • The Right View: NFL commissioner fails the character test

    The two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice – after he was seen on video dragging his unconscious fiancee, and now wife, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator in a hotel casino and dropping her on the floor, face first, in February – was ludicrous. It wasn’...

  • Letter: Re-elect Boyle in Senate District 30

    We need strategies in Augusta which will stimulate economic growth, strengthen public schools rather than divert public tax dollars to privately owned virtual schools, protect women’s rights and expand access to health care for low income Mainers. Democrat Jim Boyle has fought for these thi...

  • Letter: Watson has roots in House District 51

    Having lived here my entire life, I feel fortunate to have spoken with both our House District 51 candidates. I want to thank both of them for stepping up to run and urge all of my friends and neighbors to vote for Republican Byron Watson. Byron easily stood out as the candidate we can rel...

  • Election letters due by Oct. 17

    The Forecaster publishes every letter to the editor readers submit, as long as they adhere to our published guidelines. We also respond to all writers whose letters fail to meet those guidelines, whic...

  • Letter: Unimpressed by Yarmouth rep's challenger

    At the Yarmouth Transfer Station, I recently encountered Rick Snow, a Republican politician running against Democratic state Rep. Janice Cooper in House District 27. I told him I thought Janice is a smart, hard-working person doing a great job for Yarmouth. Snow stated he that he&rs...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 1 to end bear baiting

    Gov. Baxter shared his father’s belief that animals deserve fair treatment at the hand of man; that a man degrades and betrays himself when he practices cruelty upon them. ("Maine, A Narrative History," Rolde, 301.) Ethical hunting means fair chase, not a close shot at a creature hav...

  • Letter: Rural area wrong place for Falmouth cell tower

    I have deep concerns about Verizon’s request to rezone a section of Field Road from residential/farm to commercial so that it can erect a 120-foot cell tower and power station. This would be a drastic deviation from Falmouth’s Open Space Plan, which states the No. 1 goal is to retain ...