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  • 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: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I support Cindy Han for Falmouth School Board. As a town councilor I stand witness to the diligence the School Board applies to the essential work of stewarding our schools. In addition to their passion for quality public education, I have seen how the intelligence, maturity and prudence of its m...

  • Letter: The origin of 'fresh native ice cubes'

    Wow, what a surprise to see that Town Landing Market is being sold. Danny, well deserved! I know Dad was extremely happy that you and Stu did such a great job with it. While reading the Forecaster article and traveling down memory lane, the pictures reminded me of a little-known fact about "Fresh...

  • Letter: Market had longstanding 'personality'

    I read this front-page story regarding Town Landing Market being sold by Dan Groves ("Iconic Town Landing Market to be sold"). All was well until I nearly choked on my coffee, reading P...

  • Letter: Preserve Hamlin green space in S.P.

    I live on Parrott Street, which abuts the former Hamlin School property. Martin's Point Health Care is seeking to redevelop this parcel with a medical building up to 17,000 square feet in size. I am opposed to this proposed redevelopment, as currently presented, not because of the type of busines...

  • Letter: LePage the new Superman?

    Now our governor has taken on the role of Superman. Last Wednesday, at the Cumberland Town Hall, Cathy Breen, senator from District 25, was hosting a discussion on the new state budget being proposed. After her clear presentation, she turned to State Rep. Mike Timmons for his comments. It ...

  • Letter: Government does create jobs

    I’m tired of reading the conservative pitch (such as the Barry Stephens letter to The Forecaster) that government doesn’t create jobs. The military, post office, public schoo...

  • The Universal Notebook: "I grow old, I grow old ..."

    From my sunny, smiling, youthful face, I’m sure you find it hard to believe, dear readers, that your host for these weekly sessions of truth-telling, breast-beating, smoke-blowing and story-telling is sixty-six years old. I can hardly believe it myself. I spell out the number because...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...