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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...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    I am very happy to give my support to Jan Andrews for Falmouth School Board. My interactions with Jan over the last few years have shown her to be a very level-headed, thoughtful person, willing to consider viewpoints other than her own. And I have no doubt she will bring those traits to the Fal...

  • Letter: Yes on 1 in Falmouth

    For two years I was a member of the Falmouth Community Facilities Planning Committee whose recommendations to the town were the seed of the upcoming Question 1 referendum. I left that process with admiration for town staff, my fellow committee members and for the town itself. The process was so r...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    I met Eydie Pryzant almost 19 years ago when she moved to Maine with her husband and young son. As Eydie’s family grew, now three children ages 15 to 20, she immersed herself in the Falmouth schools as a parent volunteer. Throughout the years, Eydie has regularly attended School Board meet...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce in Falmouth

    We urge Falmouth voters to re-elect Teresa Pierce to theTown Council. Teresa has been a thoughtful and strategic councilor, working to balance the needs of individuals in our growing community with the pressures of business growth and development. Teresa’s input on developing the Route 1 ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson to Falmouth board

    Focus on the big picture with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Budget development experience. Ability to make hard decisions. Workhorse. Just a few of the qualities Analiese Larson brings to this year’s Falmouth School Board election. I know. As a past School Board membe...

  • The Universal Notebook: No end in sight

    When I drove through midtown Manhattan last week on my way to Queens, I noticed a lot of demonstrators on street corners with signs warning New Yorkers that the world was coming to an end on May 21. It reminded me of those cliched cartoons of false prophets walking around in sack cloth and ashes ... 4

  • No Sugar Added: The magic of a prom dress

    Along with a throng of other parents of high school seniors, I am, this morning, recovering from the prom. And for me, it’s not merely a physical recovery, but an emotional one. My daughter, Ophelia, is on the brink of college-dom, and the prom is one in a chain of upcoming ev... 1

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Schools are grateful for grants

    Every year, the Portland Public Schools supplements local funding for our district with grants from the state and federal governments, private foundations, businesses and other donors. Those grants lessen the burden on Portland taxpayers and allow us to offer programs and enrichment activities t...