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  • Letter: Denno has right background for Legislature

    As a Cumberland resident, I am grateful we have a candidate like Democrat Dale Denno prepared to represent our community in House District 45. Dale has the skills and experience to make our government more cost-effective and responsive to all Maine citizens. With an extensive business background,...

  • Letter: Denno for Cumberland state representative

    Democrat Dale Denno, a long time Cumberland resident, is getting my vote for state representative in House District 45. Dale has worked in the public and private sector, and contributed countless hours to public service. In his various roles, he has had the opportunity to successfully work with b...

  • Letter: Underwhelmed by columnist McDonald-Smith

    I welcome a new opinion writer in The Forecaster, for contention is good for a healthy public culture. For the life of me, though, I cannot fathom why you have chosen Julie McDonald-Smith for the task. As a historian, I was enticed by her claim that America is going to hell in a handbasket becaus...

  • Letter: Cell towers not suitable for Scarborough neighborhoods

    If residents aren’t angry or concerned about the proposed change to allow cell phone transmission towers in virtually all of Scarborough, then they haven’t been paying close enough attention. A 150-foot tower could be erected within 100 feet of homes, causing the loss of 10 to 20 perc...

  • Letter: Columnist may be her own worst enemy

    I heartily support Julie McDonald-Smith’s call to teach more civics, to understand what it means to be an American. We need wider understanding of the Founding Fathers' intent when they edited out any relief for slaves from their drafts of the Constitution. We need to know more about how ma...

  • Letter: Congress Square Park can be great

    The office where I work is in the State Theatre building, six floors above Congress Square Park. I eat lunch in the park almost every day (usually at the delicious Small Axe food truck). Enjoying good food, running into friends, soaking up the beautiful summer weather, these are the things I love...

  • Letter: More to history than McDonald-Smith suggests

    Julie McDonald-Smith, the Cumberland County Anne Coulter clone, has a knack for pinning a "Kick Me" placard on her back every time she posts her column. In her latest screed she invokes parents and grandparents to have some after-dinner chats about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Fed...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting the Raise for GRACE

    On a fine morning in June, we came together as a community, decked out in hairnets and gloves, to help put an end to hunger. With one in four Maine kids going hungry, we needed to take action. Thanks to the more than 125 friends and neighbors, including a couple dozen very enthusiastic kids, just...

  • Letter: Bears, hunters, deserve better from Maine

    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife falsely characterizes the consequences of prohibiting the grotesque practices of bear baiting, trapping, and hounding. The experience of other states that have prohibited baiting and hounding suggests a far different outcome. States suc...

  • Forecaster Forum: 'Clear Skies' means slow-motion dismantling of South Portland's working waterfront

    No one will argue that responsible clean air regulations are essential for protecting Maine’s beautiful environment. But South Portland’s Draft Ordinance Committee  transformed a well-intentioned environmental effort into something else entirely, with serious repercussions for th...