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  • Capitol Notebook: Trying to break Maine’s bottle bill

    A few weeks ago, several middle-school students holding a bottle drive arrived at my doorstep to raise money for their sports team. Fortunately, I had a full bag to give them. Bottle drives, redemption centers, and the bottles that are left out on trash pickup night for folks to take and r...

  • The Universal Notebook: A Portland Museum of Art Biennial beef

    The Portland Museum of Art Biennial has become an important exhibition of new Maine art. This year it will be held from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, 2016, but it is already generating controversy because of the way the artists were selected. The exhibition is underwritten by a bequest from the estate...

  • Letter: Falmouth must protect water views

    I would like to respond to your article several weeks ago about Falmouth proposing to change/eliminate ordinance 8.3(e), the "view" ordinance. The article told Councilor Chris Orestis' story of how he moved to a house in the Town Landing area, only to have the Zoning Board deny his request to ex...

  • Letter: More praise for Yarmouth officer

    I was touched to see the letter praising Officer Charles Perkins of the Yarmouth Police Department from Bill Gribbin and Lisa Wilson. I heartily agree with everything they wrote. If you ever called for emergency medical service in Yarmouth, you might know that Charlie was also a dedicated...

  • Letter: SAD 51 shows awareness, sensitivity

    It was with a degree of sadness that I read the letter from a School Administrative District 51 parent concerning a program presented to the student body at Greely High School. The program apparently addressed issues around the lifestyles of the gay, lesbian, transsexual population. If just one c...

  • Letter: Rousselle's Walmart snapshot is under-exposed

    Christine Rousselle's Forecaster Forum in the Dec. 21, 2011, edition concerning welfare and why you vote Republican prompted me to respond. Most people agree that our country,... 6

  • Letter: Brannigan should look in mirror for culprit

    While Sen. Joseph Brannigan is pontificating about Gov. LePage's nascent budget cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, he would be well put to tell us all exactly how ...

  • Letter: Rousselle column surprises, enlightens

    The Forecaster Forum by the Scarborough native about her experiences while working at her summer job at Walmart was surprising. The usual weekly columns attack Gov. LePage and his administration. The following week’s edition ran more like your normal editing favoring the Democratic slant on... 1

  • Letter: Legislature should reject LePage funding cuts

    Gov. LePage’s proposal to cut funding to assisted living facilities such as ours, as reported last week by The Forecaster’s Amy Anderson, is a penny-wise, pound-foolish pla...

  • Letter: Rousselle's view from the right is wrong

    My heart goes out to Christine Rousselle. Imagine working at Walmart and having to spend “hours upon hours toiling away “serving a “questionable clientele” s...