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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: McDonald-Smith needs more thought, less froth

    After reading yet another virulent screed by Julie McDonald-Smith, I wonder whether the editor takes a day off when her column appears or if he wants to damage the reputation of The Forecaster. People bemoan the lack of civility in public discourse, This "opinion piece" illustrates why we ...

  • Letter: Scarborough library thanks book-sale supporters

    The Friends of the Scarborough Library would like to thank the many dedicated volunteers and book sale patrons who helped make this year’s book sale a success. Hundreds came to the library looking for the perfect summer read. With more than 20,000 donated books, puzzles, and audio-visual ti...

  • Letter: Clapboard Island preview tour a success

    I want to thank everyone who helped make the June 28 open house on Clapboard Island East such a success. Twelve volunteers delivered over 150 visitors from Town Landing to the island in four hours Saturday morning. Another 50 arrived in kayaks, paddle boards, dinghies, and a giant rowboat which p...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith delivers 'errors, innuendo'

    I wonder if Julie McDonald-Smith was as outraged by the actions of the Bush-Cheney administration as she is by the supposed lawlessness of President Obama? It would almost be laughable, were it not so serious, to vilify a president who implemented a system that allows millions of Americans to hav...

  • Letter: Vote for Bellows for U.S. senator

    I can't imagine what it's like to work in Maine for minimum wage. I can't imagine working hard for 40 hours a week and having a paycheck of $15,000 for a year's work (before deductions). Shenna Bellows, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, will vote to increase the minimum wage to...

  • Letter: Columnist McDonald-Smith needs a history lesson

    Julie McDonald-Smith's "Far" Right View has managed to opine across a broad spectrum of right-wing talking points. What immigration law is not being enforced? Should children who came to the U.S. through no fault of their own and lived most of their lives in the U.S. be deported? Concerning priso...

  • Letter: We should be ashamed of veterans' treatment

    Such a good, but enraging and sad, letter by Mack Googins on June 19 describing his repeated, futile efforts for attention from the Veterans Administration to his brother's need. This is merely one of many important areas in which our country needs to pull up its socks. Do not call America great ...

  • Letter: New EPA standards need Collins' support

    Recently, the Obama administration took a big step forward toward addressing climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on the amount of carbon dioxide existing power plants can emit into the air. Our nation’s power plants account for 40 percent of all domestic carb...