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  • Letter: Yarmouth town councilor knows value of communication

    Thank you to the Yarmouth Town Council and, more specifically, Counselor Andrew Kittredge, on increasing the communication being distributed to residents. The use of social media is a fantastic vehicle for getting information out to the public to invite participation with those issues and decisio...

  • 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: 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...

  • The Right View: It's not who wins or loses, it's how they count the votes

    Why is the ongoing saga of the state Senate District 25 race between Republican Cathleen Manchester and Democrat Catherine Breen so historic? It’s true that the drama is fascinating, and exciting, to political observers. Perhaps “exciting” isn’t the word the candida...

  • Letter: Watson thanks House District 51 voters

    With the hard-fought election now over and the holiday season in front of us, I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all the citizens of House District 51 for believing in me. My thanks extends to my opponent and her family as well, who clearly made a lot of sacrifices over these past few month...

  • The Universal Notebook: Two Maines, two brains?

    When one of the callers to John McDonald’s Sunday morning talk show on WGAN noted that the difference in the November election was not so much between northern and southern Maine as it was between rural and urban Maine, McDonald asked me why I thought urban areas were more liberal than rura...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith fails to back up her claims

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s The Right View column, “Numbers don’t lie, but Democrats do,” I hope only interrupts, rather...

  • Letter: Taking issue with Beem's portrayal of LePage backers

    One can't help but wonder how many of The Forecaster's advertisers qualify for Edgar Allen Beem's characterization as a "slob" – that is, one for whom Gov. Paul LePage was the preferred choice in the recent election. Lucky for the publisher, the paper doesn't deal in paid subscriptio...