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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...

  • 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

  • No Sugar Added: The trees are alive with the sound of nuisance

    Spring is upon us, and, even though you know how much I adore the winter, I am as thrilled as anyone to see crocuses popping their little purple heads out of the once snow-laden soil. Not to be a spoilsport, but spring is not all daffodils and baby chicks. Like the other seasons, spring ha...

  • Short Relief: Lombardi could teach LePage a lesson

    In my hometown of Englewood, N.J., the local Catholic day school was St. Cecilia. It had a strong sports program. In 1939, St. Cecilia hired Vince Lombardi to teach Latin, chemistry and physics, and to be an assistant coach of its football team. Lombardi stayed at St. Cecilia for eight years, ... 1

  • Letter: Library, town center will make Falmouth proud

    As a longstanding resident of Falmouth, I have become a frequent use of the Falmouth Memorial Library, which has been most helpful to me, especially when I wish to take out a volume by inter-library loan. The librarians have always been courteous and helpful to me when needed. Recently, the libra...

  • Letter: Bath comes through with Japan aid

    On behalf of our board and our sister state, a big thank you to the greater Bath community. We have raised approximately $10,000 for aid to our sister state in Japan. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and businesses, we have and are continuing to collect funds to send for relief...

  • Letter: Keep Cumberland residential areas residential

    Last year, when Randy Copp was removing the forest of trees from his 47-acre lot of land, he told his neighbors he was doing this to build his home, have pastures for animals and a nice view. He told us that he had bought seed that he was going to lay down for grass. Little did we know that his...

  • Letter: Defeat the South Portland school budget

    The South Portland School Board reported in January that over the past three years the school over-budgeted expenditures and that the school surplus (excess of revenue over expenses) increased by over $3.4 million, as compared to the budgets that forecast a $2.8 million decrease, so they were off...