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  • 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...

  • Letter: Brunswick Rep.-elect Tucker appreciates support

    Thank you to Brunswick voters for choosing me to represent District 50 in the Maine House of Representatives for the next two years. This is a privilege and an honor. New state legislators will be sworn in on Dec. 3, the filing date for new legislation is Dec. 19, and the 127th Maine Legis...

  • Letter: Millett thanks voters in Senate District 29

    I would like to thank all of the residents of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough who voted this past election and helped make Maine No. 1 in the country for voter turnout. I am honored to have been re-elected as your state senator and am delighted to be given the opportunity to contin...

  • Letter: Dogs still creating problems at Willard Beach

    Summer before last I was so incensed I was going to sit down and compose a note, but never got to it. Last week our granddaughter was knocked down and bitten (not badly, thank goodness) by a "voice controlled" dog on Willard Beach. This pushed me to act. We love our dogs in this family; it was on...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: We the (broken) people, Part 1

    When you Google “government broken,” you get 210 million results – and a Google display that suggests the scope of the search broke Google. It seems to be a universal truth in America, here in Maine and in many our of local municipalities, that the majority of voters and ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Sour grapes? Sore loser? Not me

    OK, I admit it, I got it all wrong. I thought Gov. Paul LePage had little chance of being re-elected after abusing and insulting the people of Maine for four years, but apparently Mainers like being abused and insulted. Not me. LePage rode back into office on the big red wave...

  • The Right View: Numbers don't lie, but Democrats do

    The Democratic propaganda machine that continually spews the lie that Republicans are evil cretins is dead. I know, I think that’s funny, too. That lie should have died in the wee hours of Nov. 5, but of course it didn’t. It will most likely be resurrected with great vengeance,...

  • Policy Wonk: School district consolidation still a good idea

    A recent newspaper headline blared “Tax relief scarce in school consolidations.” The headline and story suggested that property tax relief was a primary purpose behind the school consolidation movement. But it wasn’t, and it shouldn’t be. Property tax relief ...

  • Letter: Scarborough write-in candidate doubts board's attention

    A heartfelt thank you to the 1,284 people who voted for me as a write-in candidate at the Scarborough Board of Education election. I am truly humbled to think that many people would take the time to wade through two ballots and write my name in. Write-in candidates rarely stand a chance of...