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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Han has the qualities for Falmouth board

    Voters in Falmouth have a great chance this year to elect a hard-working and conscientious candidate to the School Board. Cindy Han has significant volunteer experience in the school system and her three children are current Falmouth students or recent graduates. As the former chairwoman of the b...

  • Letter: Political leaders are out of touch

    Edgar Allen Beem is in possession of all the foresight that our governor lacks. What is encouraging is that many young people also understand that we have to “do more with less” and work on sharing and sustainability, that maybe people are not just greedy by nature and we’re all... 1

  • Letter: Brunswick needs behaviorial teachers, classes

    In response to Emily Guerin’s recent article, "Brunswick school struggles without behavioral program", we implore this community to put proactive programming in place to assi...

  • Letter: Cumberland Farmers Market appreciates host, customers

    On behalf of the Cumberland Farmers Market Association, please consider this a giant thank you to Allen, Sterling & Lothrop Garden Center. This is the third winter their generosity has provided our farmers market a winter home in the greenhouse on Route 1 in Falmouth. Through the long dark ...

  • Letter: A little discussion would go a long way

    In the Jan. 5 issue of The Forecaster, Edgar Allen Beem caricatured the opinions that liberals and conservatives have of one another, successfully capturing the prejudices that are contributing to the polarization of our political system. I thought he did a good job, but behind the prejudices are... 1

  • Letter: Park at your own financial risk in Portland

    Before we know what is really happening, it will be virtually impossible to park in Portland without getting a ticket, a boot, or a tow. It has already hit a high-water mark where it is impossible to keep abreast of all the different ways there are to receive a substantial fine. In these really t... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: The more things change, the more they change

    "I put a dollar in one of those change machines," George Carlin used to say. "Nothing changed." Carlin must never have worked at a weekly community newspaper. Here, change is inevitable, and recently it has seemed like someone has been stuffing lots of dollars into the change machine. ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Just say no to growth

    If you’ve been around as long as I have, you’ve probably noticed how the pendulum swings back and forth between economic development schemes when times are tough and growth management strategies when the economy is booming. A lot of people are beginning to realize, however, tha... 3

  • No Sugar Added: Put the customer back in customer service

    There are certain things for which a woman must be in an appropriate mood: visiting with in-laws, attending an elementary school band concert, lunch-time sex – and calling a company to resolve any dispute involving billing or payment. After experiencing a week overflowing with exampl...