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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: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I support Cindy Han for Falmouth School Board. As a town councilor I stand witness to the diligence the School Board applies to the essential work of stewarding our schools. In addition to their passion for quality public education, I have seen how the intelligence, maturity and prudence of its m...

  • 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

  • No Sugar Added: The apple doesn't fall very far

    Recently, as I was taking one of my long and meandering beach walks, I found myself enshrouded in fog, and sooner than anticipated – darkness. As usual, I was barefoot (my favorite state of being, although not with the “and pregnant” part attached). As I headed back in th...

  • Letter: Re-elect Migliaccio in Freeport

    As I review the literature recently received for the election of town councilors in Freeport District 3, I am encouraged by the fact that we have an opportunity to re-elect a community leader like Joe Migliaccio. Joe’s experience through his many volunteer hours in the community and on loca...

  • Letter: Scarborough rep sees problem where none exists

    Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, continues to push her and her fellow Republicans' solution to a nonexistent problem. As (Republican) Secretary of State Charlie Summers recently confirmed, there is simply no evidence of statistically significant voter fraud occurring as a result of Maine's decades-...

  • Letter: Watson for Brunswick Town Council

    I really hope the citizens of Brunswick give Byron Watson a chance at the Town Council. He's an educated man who will not tolerate the shortcomings that we currently see in local government. He'll work hard to repair and restore the community's faith in the local government. Byron is not...

  • Letter: New Scarborough school is the wise choice

    Building a new Wentworth School in Scarborough is a matter of spending wisely once, or spending inefficiently multiple times. The existing Wentworth costs us every year with Band-Aid solutions for a building that ultimately needs to be replaced. The building is not meeting current standar...

  • Letter: Cumberland County candidate opposes bond issue

    I intend to vote no on the Cumberland County Civic Center bond question on Nov. 8. As a former county Budget Committee member, I have read the studies and have been given the “backstage tour” at the center. Although I believe the proposal and plans are responsibly designed, I do not ...