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  • Early deadline for Thanksgiving-week letters

    Deadlines for The Forecaster next week are earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27. Letters to the editor must be received by noon this Friday, Nov. 21, to be published in our Nov. 26, 27 and 28 editions.

  • The Universal Notebook: Support your local library

    You can tell almost everything you need to know about a town by looking at its public schools and its public library. Towns that invest in education and literacy are great places to live. Towns that don’t aren’t. I was pleased to see that the library referendums in Cape Elizabe...

  • Letter: Vote Beeley for Scarborough town councilor

    Roger Beeley is running for the Scarborough Town Council. I think that is great news and urge all Scarborough residents to wholeheartedly support his candidacy. I met Roger well over 25 years ago after coming to work for the Scarborough Economic Development Corp. I have worked with him on a numbe...

  • Letter: Waeldner for Yarmouth Town Council

    I speak in support of Rob Waeldner for Town Council in Yarmouth without reservation. I have had the pleasure and the privilege of working closely with Rob as a member of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce executive committee when I was its president. He has lived in Yarmouth long enough to understa...

  • Letter: Former legislator backs Breen for state Senate

    Democrat Cathy Breen will make an excellent state senator in Senate District 25 (Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Long Island, and parts of Westbrook). Having served in the Maine Legislature from 2008-2012, I know how much of a learning curve the work entails, and Breen's i...

  • Letter: Library holds a special 'place' in Falmouth

    Recently I was researching what the experts are saying about the future of libraries in this digital age. I was most struck by the role of public libraries as a “third place.” A third place in a community is a place that’s neither home nor work, but another environment where peo...

  • Letter: Teacher backs Costa for City Council

    This November, Portland’s District 4 will choose a new city councilor for the first time in more than 30 years. As a teacher at Deering High School, I strongly believe that we need someone who supports our values and has a strong history of creating lasting and effective change. Just...

  • 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...