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  • Early deadline for Thanksgiving-week letters

    Deadlines for The Forecaster next week are earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27. Letters to the editor must be received by noon this Friday, Nov. 21, to be published in our Nov. 26, 27 and 28 editions.

  • The Universal Notebook: Support your local library

    You can tell almost everything you need to know about a town by looking at its public schools and its public library. Towns that invest in education and literacy are great places to live. Towns that don’t aren’t. I was pleased to see that the library referendums in Cape Elizabe...

  • The Universal Notebook: Kiss my toxic landfill

    In the waning days of the current session, the Maine Legislature managed to slip a number of fast ones by us, perhaps none more misguided than the decision to allow the owners of the paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket to “give” the state their toxic Dolby landfill because...

  • Global Matters: Celebrating something even greater than the Stanley Cup

    This week, while most of us are focusing on our own upcoming Independence Day, Canada on July 1 will observe its 144th birthday. Canada Day and indeed Canada generally tend not to occupy our thoughts to any significant extent in this country. But Canada has been much on my mind these past ...

  • Letter: Good decision by Scarborough planners

    We are writing to praise every member of the Scarborough Planning Board for their sound decision-making on a proposal they considered June 20. The Beachwalk Subdivision, a nine-lot beachfront neighborhood across from the Lighthouse Motel in Pine Point, was approved five years ago amid a great de...

  • Letter: Friends of Scarborough Library appreciate support

    On behalf of the Friends of the Scarborough Library, we would like to thank the many members of the Scarborough community who helped make our annual book sale a wonderful success. We appreciate the generosity of those who donate books to the sale as well as those who purchase. Proceeds fro...

  • Letter: Vote for Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I am writing to urge voters to support Nancy E. Thompson in state House District 121. Nancy will be an outstanding legislator and advocate for the citizens of Cape Elizabeth. She has a proven record of public service. Nancy has been a tireless supporter of Cape Elizabeth schools, with years o...

  • Letter: Question 1 vote gives Falmouth a 2nd chance

    Falmouth citizens sent a clear message on Question 1: many didn’t agree about the needs, and others didn’t see the value. I suggest the Town Council now do what should have been done in the first place. First, honestly assess the real needs of Community Programs and the librar...

  • Letter: Failing grade for South Portland report cards

    Remember when report cards clued you in about how your child was doing in school? No longer. The new South Portland elementary school report cards list more than 100 skills about each student, written in bureaucratic jargon that only a grad student in education could care about. So...

  • Letter: Don't let Doyle's effort die in Falmouth

    To all of you who heard Michael Doyle in his campaign for a seat on the Falmouth School Board and voted what you heard, keep up the good work. The effort was just the first skirmish, not the war. Keeping the momentum going is now the challenge. Attend the Monday board meetings, make yours...