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  • The Universal Notebook: We are all illegal immigrants

    So President Barack Obama has finally decided to bypass Congress and enact sweeping immigration reforms himself. It's about time. House Republicans long ago forfeited the right to be considered anything other than obstructionist ideologues. They care more about winning than they do about s...

  • The Right View: Teach your children what it means to be an American

    On the occasion of America’s 238th birthday, I find myself wondering about our current state of affairs, and how we got here. I think I may have an idea. To the parents and grandparents out there, I ask this: Sit down with your children or grandchildren, and quiz them on the Constitu...

  • Letter: 5, or 6, reasons to vote McBrady in Falmouth

    I’m excited that Charlie McBrady has decided to run for the Falmouth Town Council. For me, there are five reasons he will make a difference for all of us in Falmouth. First, he’ll show up on time and be engaged in the work of the council. Second, he grew up in Falmouth and can offer t...

  • Letter: Mancini, McBrady for Falmouth Town Council

    I enthusiastically support Charlie McBrady and Erin Mancini as the next two members of the Falmouth Town Council. I have reviewed all four candidates’ qualifications and have concluded that both Charlie and Erin will bring a new, fresh, and balanced approach that is sorely needed on the cou...

  • Letter: Joyce deserves Democratic nomination for sheriff

    I have never been more appalled in reading a letter until I saw the one regarding a candidate for Cumberland County sheriff. The letter spoke of Mike Edes running for sheriff with little to no management expertise, as he was a sergeant in the Maine State Police and has never managed hundreds of e...

  • Letter: Edes in Democratic primary for county sheriff

    While I was an EMT on the Scarborough Rescue several years ago, Mike Edes was a police officer in town during some of that time, and I want to say what a privilege it was to work with him during some difficult moments. Mike was a caring and compassionate officer who demonstrated the utmost...

  • Letter: Breen in Senate District 25 Democratic primary

    Please join me in voting for Cathy Breen to be the Democratic candidate to represent District 25 in the state Senate. I had the pleasure of working closely with Cathy when she was chairwoman of the Falmouth Town Council, and I know her to be a smart, effective, and independent leader. Cathy alway...

  • Letter: Orestis deserves cheers, votes in Falmouth

    I'd like to give a cheer out to Chris Orestis, councilor for re-election in Falmouth. Chris has done an exceptional job and helped out with the implementation of a new Falmouth Middle School cheerleading squad for the 2014 fall season. He also coached youth football and is very involved in...

  • Letter: Falmouth council needs McBrady's qualities

    I have known Charlie McBrady for more than 20 years and have always admired his deep connection to his family, friends and community. As a lifelong Falmouth resident, Charlie understands the people of our town and what is important to us. Having raised three children here, all of whom attended Fa...

  • Letter: McDonald column 'mistakes stridency for substance'

    Julie McDonald’s The Right View is a poor addition to The Forecaster’s Opinion pages. Her latest column, about Common Core State Standards, is so empty that I don’t know what her view is, beyond opposition to CCSS. I enjoy reading reasoned arguments from all viewpoints, but this...