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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Demonizing the opposition

    The fact that a member of the Yarmouth Republican Committee reportedly called Falmouth Democrats “evil” does not really surprise me. William Gardiner, who served as the dummy candidate in the District 25 Republican state Senate primary, was just thumping the partisan tub to get out th...

  • Abby's Road: My husband, the antidote

    I could not decide what to write about this week. There were a handful of contenders – summer camp, my new haircut, string theory – but nostalgia, despair, or particle physics kept getting in the way. Whenever writer’s block strikes, my husband always suggests the sa...

  • Short Relief: Income growth flap disguises ideology gap

    You know me. When I am not sitting around the house reading Wikipedia, I am calculating the value of pi to the nth digit. On a nice sunny Sunday morning, there is nothing I would rather do than parse through the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis’ data on state perso...

  • Letter: No room for cell towers near Scarborough homes

    Just when you thought your home was your haven, the Scarborough Town Council is getting ready to plop a big ol’ cell phone tower in your backyard. It’s just what everyone wants: a 150-foot megalith for the kids to climb and you to gaze out at adoringly every day, never mind there migh...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith's Obama column is on target

    I thought Julie McDonald-Smith was right on with all of her points on President Obama's lawlessness. I commend her for writing and The Forecaster for printing it. Another shocking program was not on her list: Fast and Furious. Absolutely appalling that our government would have purposely let thou...

  • Letter: Candidates fail to pick up their campaign signs

    Enquiring minds would like to know why defeated candidates are so poor at picking up their election signs. State law gives candidates seven days after an election to remove their signs: “Signs bearing political messages relating to an election, primary or referendum, provided that these sig...

  • Letter: 'Arrogant' a better term for Falmouth Democrats

    Some read last week that I referred to Falmouth Democrats as evil. Some also read the state ethics panel is investigating an alleged conspiracy. Their target? The Falmouth Democratic Committee. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices is investigating whether the ...

  • Letter: Show respect for Cousins Island bicyclists

    I would encourage anyone who bicycles to add Cousins Island to your list of journeys. Numerous places to stop and enjoy the beautiful seacoast scenery are just some of treats in store for you. As any cyclist understands and respects, there are inherent risks to sharing the road with motor vehicle...