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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Forecaster Forum: Maine can thank veterans by easing access to care

    Those who have put country first and risked their lives to protect it deserve support through more than just words alone. We can show them meaningful thanks by finding ways to give back to those who have given so much for us. One critically important way to support our veterans is to make ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library doesn't need adjoining property

    In last week’s Forecaster, Falmouth Memorial Library President Mark Porada said the purchase of the property adjacent to the Falmouth Memorial Library is “key to the library’s expansion.” However, nowhere in the article was there any explanation as to why this property is ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library needs adjoining property

    As a long-time Falmouth resident and Falmouth Memorial Library patron, as well as a former library trustee, I am writing in support of the town moving forward with the purchase of the adjoining Kowalsky property. The past and present facts were laid out very well in last week's Forecaster. The pu...

  • Letter: Maine should adopt instant runoff voting

    The obvious solution to the progressive dilemma that Edgar Allen Beem refers to is to use a ranked choice (a.k.a. instant runoff) voting system for determining the next governor of Maine. This method was successfully used in the last mayoral election for Portland, and is a very simple process bot...

  • Letter: Maine needs equitable non-resident tax

    Why does our Legislature refuse to address non-resident, income tax equitability when their property taxes are subsidized with our income taxes? It’s accomplished through revenue sharing to the communities and is unconscionable. Maine receives no income or vehicle registration tax re...

  • Letter: Democrats, Michaud offer weak sauce

    Is Mike Michaud really the best the Democratic Party can offer as a gubernatorial candidate? Especially when you face the prospect of Eliot Cutler making it a tough three-way race. Didn't they learned anything from the last election? It bothers me that Michaud, a gay man, voted against equ...

  • Letter: No support for Michaud endorsement

    We have supported EqualityMaine for many years. We were proud to host fundraisers, to contribute and encourage our friends and neighbors to join us in supporting all people. Our commitment to EqualityMaine was based on the dignity of each individual, not on the labels society put upon them. We th...

  • Letter: Maine should divest fossil fuel stocks

    I'm a retired high school science teacher who is deeply concerned with the urgency of the climate crisis. Maine can take a step in the right direction to responsibly address the crisis by enacting LD 1461, a bill requiring the state to divest itself of fossil fuel stocks. Our state is to b...