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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • Letter: Question 2 is all about jobs

    We have two companies in Ocean Properties and Scarborough Downs that are ready to invest $120 million into a state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Biddeford. These companies already employ more than 1,000 Mainers, and they would employ hundreds more if we approve the Biddeford Downs racino by...

  • Letter: Egan for Freeport Town Council

    We urge our friends and neighbors in Freeport to get to know Kristina Egan and to support her for Town Council in District 3. Kristina’s skills and experience will benefit the town. Her resume and background are impressive, but it is her attitude and her willingness to do the hard work that...

  • Letter: Experts disagree with smart meter proponent

    The letter from a Scarborough citizen deeming Edgar Allen Beem's column about the effects of smart meters as wrong is just plain misinformed. His example of putting a person in a room, while in another room transmitting at random times and challenging that "sensitive" person to feel the transmis...

  • Letter: Vote yes on 2 for Maine's horsemen

    I’ve been training and driving standardbred horses on racetracks for 25 years. It’s what I love best, and it’s pretty much all I know. If I have a choice, I’ll continue working with horses for as long as I can. There are plenty of others within the harness racing industry ...

  • Letter: Brennan for Portland mayor

    Portland has the opportunity to select an individual from a large number of impressive applicants to fill the job of mayor. Not just a ceremonial position, but one of primary importance in emerging from a recession, and building from there. We are optimistic about our future, given the t...

  • Letter: Portland should close Franklin St. gates

    Every Portland city councilor has either heard or read my continued (going back over six years) complaints concerning the gate openings allowing the unsafe and illegal crossing of Franklin Street. Are the future plans for this area going to continue to allow this dangerous situation to go unaddr...

  • To our readers

    The deadline for letters to the editor on behalf of candidates or issues in the Nov. 8 election is noon, Monday, Oct. 24, for publication in our print editions of Oct. 26-28. The Forecaster does not publish election letters in the week preceding Election Day.

  • The Universal Notebook: Public spirit on Scarborough Beach

    Scarborough Beach is my favorite place in all the world. I started going there 50 years ago when old Mrs. Jordan used to sit by the rickety bridge in her beach wagon collecting parking fees. Look for my ashes to wash up on the sands there one of these days. I do not take threats to it lightly. 3