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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: Facts don't support Falmouth Question 1

    Please consider these issues regarding Question 1 on Falmouth’s ballot: Net zero? Spending $1.5 million from the rainy day fund? These are excess tax dollars that got there because we over-taxed our taxpayers so in the case of an emergency, we’d have funds to keep town governm...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs excavation limits

    I want to thank The Forecaster and Alex Lear for getting the word out to Cumberland citizens about our town government issues. As reported in the April 28 edition, a public hearing was held about the upcoming amendments to the Cumberland Zoning Ordinance to eliminate the excavation of land as a...

  • Editor's Notebook: Our colleague, Mac's mom, will be missed

    An era ends at The Forecaster next week when we say goodbye to Kate Bucklin. Kate has been an important part of this newspaper for about nine years – longer than anyone here except our publisher, Karen Wood; sports editor, Michael Hoffer, and Chuck Gardner in advertising. She ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Fighting off mural fatigue

    As I write it is Day 42 of the Labor Mural Hostage Vigil. Gov. Paul LePage still has the mural depicting Maine’s labor history hidden away in a closet at the Department of Labor. Yes, I am getting a little tired of the whole darn issue. And if I’m suffering mural fatigue, I&rsq... 10

  • Letter: Gruber for Cumberland councilor

    As a Cumberland resident for 42 years, it was nice to read in The Forecaster that we have three very qualified candidates on the ballot for the at-large Town Council seat. It has been my pleasure to have actually met the three individuals. Each an impressive citizen of our good town. Choos...

  • Letter: Larson deserves re-election in Falmouth

    I would like to lend my support to the re-election of Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. While as a fellow member of the Board, I may have disagreed with Ms. Larson on a number of issues, I believe that she has the best interests of the town and the schools at heart and mind, and bri...

  • Letter: Tucker seeks Falmouth School Board seat

    My name is Lucy Tucker and I am a candidate for Falmouth School Board. A native of Philadelphia, I attended Colby College, fell in love with Maine and decided to stay. After living in Portland while my children were preschool age, my husband and I moved to Falmouth 10 years ago for the sc...

  • Letter: School cuts, higher taxes hurt Brunswick

    Brunswick’s reputation suffers because the budget downgrades schools and raises taxes. The town wants to buy the most expensive location for a police station. Paying $1 million for 1.5 acres for the police station location when another available, good, central location is $200,000 wi...