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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: Re-elect Migliaccio in Freeport

    As I review the literature recently received for the election of town councilors in Freeport District 3, I am encouraged by the fact that we have an opportunity to re-elect a community leader like Joe Migliaccio. Joe’s experience through his many volunteer hours in the community and on loca...

  • Letter: Scarborough rep sees problem where none exists

    Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, continues to push her and her fellow Republicans' solution to a nonexistent problem. As (Republican) Secretary of State Charlie Summers recently confirmed, there is simply no evidence of statistically significant voter fraud occurring as a result of Maine's decades-...

  • Letter: Watson for Brunswick Town Council

    I really hope the citizens of Brunswick give Byron Watson a chance at the Town Council. He's an educated man who will not tolerate the shortcomings that we currently see in local government. He'll work hard to repair and restore the community's faith in the local government. Byron is not...

  • Letter: New Scarborough school is the wise choice

    Building a new Wentworth School in Scarborough is a matter of spending wisely once, or spending inefficiently multiple times. The existing Wentworth costs us every year with Band-Aid solutions for a building that ultimately needs to be replaced. The building is not meeting current standar...

  • Letter: Cumberland County candidate opposes bond issue

    I intend to vote no on the Cumberland County Civic Center bond question on Nov. 8. As a former county Budget Committee member, I have read the studies and have been given the “backstage tour” at the center. Although I believe the proposal and plans are responsibly designed, I do not ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Marine Patrol deserves thanks

    Michael Doyle’s rant against the use of the Falmouth Marine Patrol boat is tiring. The boat and personnel attended the Harpswell and Portland lobster boat races under a mutual aid pact that has existed in Maine since the very beginning of time, known as public safety, AKA: help your neighb... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Food Pantry relies on community

    Thank you for your compelling story about the Falmouth Food Pantry, which serves 268 families (a 60 percent increase in just the past year), at a time when corporate food donations are declining. The other part of the story is how Falmouth’s residents and many local businesses have “...

  • Letter: Portland math decision needs lots of input

    Choosing a mathematics program for K-5 students is never easy. Therefore, it is critical that parents, teachers (elementary, middle, high school, and college), and taxpayers be involved. Elementary level math, after all, is the building block for success. The history of math programs migh...