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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: Falmouth already has a library plan

    A letter last week referenced a 20-year time frame for e-book impact. Councilor Bonnie Rodden forced a 20-year prediction from the library's nationally recognized consultant, Nolan Lushington, who said multiple times that he was not comfortable predicting past five years because the impact of e-...

  • Letter: Falmouth numbers don't add up

    The Falmouth Town Council has managed to do the impossible. They declare that we can spend $5.6 million on a new town center with no increase in our taxes. A neat trick, but it just isn’t so. The properties are only available thanks to a new elementary school, which by the way will raise ...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    We will soon be voting for three School Board members in Falmouth. I know of one candidate who should be at the top of everyone’s list: Eydie Pryzant. Eydie is mother to three children who have greatly benefited from the fine programs offered by our schools. She has demonstrated her appre...

  • Letter: Death by dandelions

    They’re popping up all over on lawns in Maine, those little yellow flags warning of pesticide application. Dandelions are often the primary target. The public has been misled about the safety of pesticides. According to the EPA, all pesticides are toxic to varying degrees, and statin... 2

  • Letter: Vote yes on Falmouth Question 1

    The June election gives Falmouth voters a rare opportunity to participate in a fundamental decision about the kind of community we want to be. With the upcoming vacancy of the Lunt/Plummer-Motz school campus, Falmouth must decide how to manage that property for future benefit. An impressi...

  • Letter: Orestis will work hard for Falmouth

    I am writing to say how pleased I was when Chris Orestis came to my door to discuss his candidacy for the Falmouth Town Council. I have been reading about him in The Forecaster and was very happy to meet him in person. We spoke for a few minutes and I learned all I need to know to make up my mi...

  • A note to our readers

    The Forecaster normally does not publish letters on behalf of political candidates in the week immediately preceeding an election. However, because of the short notice given for the May 10 special election in Maine Senate District 7, election letters received by our usual Monday noon deadline are...

  • The Universal Notebook: Speculating on high gas prices

    When I’m driving around town these days I keep my eye out for the cheapest gas prices. Not $3.85. Not $3.82. Can anyone beat $3.79? Buy. Buy. Buy. As a good liberal with a bad conscience, I admit I am of two minds about the steep increase in gas prices. On the conservation side, I&rs... 5