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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Gerzofsky deserves re-election to state Senate

    Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky has been an all-out battler for issues that effect us. The major one has been his support for revenue sharing, which the existing governor continues to try to cut. The loss of any funding from state revenue sharing or school assistance would simply mean higher...

  • Letter: 'It seems some editing is needed'

    If The Forecaster will "always edit letters for grammar and issues of clarity," should they also offer that guidance to contributing writers? Julie MacDonald-Smith's "The Right View" is only exceeded in its poor composition by its vitriolic hyperbole, i.e., "leftists are filled to the point of bo...

  • Letter: Falmouth library expansion meets growing needs

    Over the past two decades as Falmouth has grown in size, Falmouth Memorial Library has diligently kept pace with the increased demand on its resources, infrastructure and staff. The Internet and e-books have not resulted in decreased usage of this facility, rather it has introduced a new set of n...

  • Letter: Yes on Cumberland shoreline purchase

    The town of Cumberland under a council/manager form of government has acquired great properties for town residents: Val Halla, Twin Brook, Rines Forest, ball fields, playgrounds. Also, Cumberland's school system is one of the best in the state of Maine. We now have the opportunity to acquire shor...

  • Letter: Votes for Democrats are votes for health care

    Today 70,000 Mainers live in fear because they cannot afford needed health care. Five times Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed bills that would help them by allowing Maine to accept available Federal funds. And those dollars – $3 billion over 10 years – go directly to Maine’s...

  • Letter: Re-elect Gideon in House District 48

    I’m writing with enthusiastic support for the re-election of Rep. Sara Gideon in House District 48. Sara is a dedicated public servant working hard to listen and represent the interests of her constituents. Sara understands the complexity of the issues that are important to so many of us: q...

  • Letter: Schulz in state House District 48

    Voters in Freeport and Pownal House District 48 have an opportunity in this election to send an outstanding young man to the Maine House of Representatives. Republican Paul Schulz is not a politician in the traditional sense. He is a small-business owner who worked his way through college ...

  • Letter: Pierce knows how to build bridges

    I’m writing in support of Democrat Teresa Pierce for Falmouth state representative in House District 44. Teresa has been involved in the community for years, giving her a good understanding of the various issues that we face, locally and at the state level. I particularly appreciate that as...