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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • Letter: Larson, Tucker, Hazard in Falmouth

    I am supporting Analiese Larson, Lucy Tucker and Karyl Hazard for Falmouth School Board. All three are reasonable, sensible parents who value quality education and support the proposed school budget. Analiese Larson is the vice chairwoman of the board and has been instrumental in preserving the ... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth vote is over more than lattes

    On Feb. 8, The Forecaster quoted Jonathan Berry, now a Falmouth Town Council candidate, at the Feb. 7 School Board workshop, where he spoke in support of higher taxes: "'Falmouth has let kids down when it comes to kindergarten,' said Jonathan Berry, a father of two elementary-age boys. 'I would ...

  • Letter: Time to move on from Falmouth candidate's past

    The Falmouth School Board election has an elephant in the room: Michael Doyle. Whether you like him or not, agree or disagree with him, Doyle has conducted an issue-based campaign. He has knocked on doors, meeting and listening to the electorate. He has done his homework on the issues and ...

  • Letter: Orestis for Falmouth (no joke)

    I was wicked pumped to see that Chris Orestis is running for Falmouth Town Council. This guy is an all-star in any walk of life. Great family man, businessman, coach and concerned Falmouth resident. I've known him for many years now and he's just a top-notch guy. I know he'll do a great job for F...

  • Letter: Yes on Falmouth Question 1

    People of Falmouth, don't let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity slip away because of short-sighted thinking and scare tactics. Think long term. Think of a library with children's teen, adult and reference sections; with expanded access to computers, where there is dry storage space,meeting room...

  • Letter: Berry for Falmouth Town Council

    I am writing to endorse Jonathan Berry for a seat on the Falmouth Town Council. I believe that Jonathan will bring insightful analysis, common-sense leadership and personal integrity to the work of the town. I am proud to call Jonathan my friend and law partner. He has consistently struck...

  • Letter: Pierce, Orestis for Falmouth council

    As my second and final term on the Falmouth Town Council draws to a close, I offer the following election endorsements: Teresa Pierce and Chris Orestis. Pierce has made tremendous contributions during her first term and will build on those in her second. Orestis is a local businessman and he w...

  • Letter: Former councilors for Falmouth Question 1

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we recognize the need to be fiscally prudent with taxpayers’ money. We also recognize that there is something sorely lacking in this great town, something that has been needed for a very long time. Falmouth needs a central place where all residents can co...