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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • 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...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor insults voters

    Did Falmouth Town Councilor Fred Chase really call the community center plan a “lame-brained idea”? That’s an insult to the many people who worked to develop the plan and generate support for it. The plan received far more votes than Chase ever did. People will remember...

  • To our readers: Early holiday deadline for next week's letters

    Offices of the The Forecaster will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.  Because of that, the deadline for letters to the editor intended for publication next week is noon this Friday, July 1. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend.

  • The Universal Notebook: North Woods park? Raye says nay

    On one hand, I’m sure the vast majority of Maine citizens want to protect Maine’s precious natural environment. On the other hand, I’m guessing the majority of Maine citizens do not yet support, as I do, the creation of a North Woods National Park in Maine. Thanks to a sn... 5

  • No Sugar Added: Whose bed is this, anyway?

    My mom was visiting recently, ostensibly for the graduations of two of her beloved grandchildren. The real reason she visits, of course, is because she so enjoys the fact that we have no guest room. This limits Louise’s sleeping options to the sofa (which could give even a 12-year-ol...