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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: Library project adds value to Falmouth

    I am writing in support of the Falmouth Memorial Library referendum on the ballot in the upcoming election. As a Realtor, I often get asked about the local library by families moving to the area. A strong library is a great resource for a community, adds value to the overall appeal of a town, and...

  • Letter: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too big a gamble

    Please vote no to Freeport withdrawing from Regional School Unit 5. This is a big gamble for Freeport. The withdrawal committee found a best-case savings of $288,000, if every Durham and Pownal student stays in Freeport. If they go elsewhere, our taxes go up and our schools diminish. The ...

  • Letter: Return Gideon to the state Legislature

    I am writing to endorse Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon in House District 48. As a Freeport resident, I have known Sara as a parent, Freeport town councilor and a state representative. Sara has done an exemplary job keeping us informed about the state’s progress by communicating through l...

  • Letter: House District 47 should elect Snow

    Rick Snow is an excellent and most competent candidate for state representative. I’ve known Rick for a number of years, and I’ve found him to be an honest, straightforward individual who’s a hard worker. Rick has proven himself as a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in A...

  • Letter: Breen knows how to get things done

    I have only met Democratic state Senate candidate Cathy Breen once, so as a close follower of Maine politics, and as an independent voter, I decided to look at her record as a local public servant. It is impressive. She has chaired Falmouth's Town Council, where she has been a strong advoc...

  • Letter: Denno is uniquely qualified for the House

    It has been my pleasure to get to know Democrat Dale Denno as he has campaigned this year for the state House of Representatives representing Cumberland and Gray. Dale is a highly capable individual with long experience in business as well as important experience in government as a department hea...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs waterfront access

    Somehow, we have lost Cumberland's connection to the sea. What public property we did have along our shore became private and exclusive. When we think of Cumberland, we think of fields and farms, woodlands and open space. Cumberland needs to re-establish waterfront access for all. The Pays...

  • Letter: Freeport athletics will flourish without RSU 5

    I’d like to dispel the myth that a stand-alone Freeport school system will be bad for our athletic program. As a parent of a former three-season Falcon, I can assure you that Freeport High School had athletic successes prior to consolidation. The maroon banners hanging in the gymnasium are ...