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  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • Letter: NYA Class of '61 gives back

    What does it mean when a high school class reunites after 50 years? Reconnections and recollections of times spent together? In the case of the North Yarmouth Academy Class of 1961 it also means saying thank-you to a town that gave them so many memories. How to give a long-distance hug to the tow...

  • Letter: Freeport candidate appreciates support

    I want to give my heart-felt and deepest thanks to everyone who supported me in the recent Freeport Town Council election. It was my first time running for public office and I was clearly the underdog. Nevertheless, out of the 2,976 votes cast, I came within just 98 votes of winning the at-larg...

  • Letter: Spending 'Thinksgiving' with the Beems

    Should Edgar Allen Beem ultimately support fiscal realities or will he buckle to family, guilt-driven priorities with an $80, well-adjusted, semi-range fowl. Will collective conscience demand a leathery piece of natural meat tracing its life from happy egg to contented brush to dinner plate, rath... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: Benefits of Falmouth Flyer well worth the cost

    After seven years plying the Route 1 corridor, the Falmouth Flyer has proved the value of bus service that connects Falmouth to Portland, Westbrook and beyond. Its benefits are multi-fold. It is a vital tool for Falmouth’s economic development today and in the future, providin...

  • Letter: Driver's seat is no place for multi-tasking

    I'd like to propose a new movement: a "One Thing at a Time" approach to the operation of motor vehicles. I understand that a lot of wannabe circus performers are currently driving cars and trucks around the streets and highways of Maine. As they drive, they do one or several of the followi...

  • Short Relief: Instant runoff shows Portland needs partisan elections

    First of all, congratulations to Michael Brennan on becoming Portland’s first popularly elected mayor in 88 years. Although I do not know him personally, he seems to be a good guy, and I wish him success. It says something that his closest competitors embraced him after the results were f...

  • Holiday deadline for letters

    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there is an early deadline for letters to the editor intended for publication in next week's editions of The Forecaster. Letters should be emailed to editor@theforecaster.net n...

  • Letter: Energy petition gets warm response in Cumberland

    My wife Sally and I spent the morning of Election Day at the polls in Cumberland gathering signatures for a citizen’s initiative to increase the proportion of Maine’s energy use derived from renewable sources – such as solar, hydro power, and wind – to 20 percent by t... 5