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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Falmouth should support Orestis

    Please join me in voting for Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. I have had many opportunities to speak with Chris at local events and birthday parties, and he has always impressed me with his thoughtful and fair manner in discussing current issues. He is independent-minded and capable of ...

  • Letter: Orestis will bring balance to Falmouth council

    When I saw that Chris Orestis is running for Town Council I felt compelled to write this letter of support. I am the owner of an environmental consulting firm to the design and construction industry. I have known Chris for years and his commitment to the environment and green spaces in Falmouth...

  • Letter: Volunteers add value in SAD 51

    As National Volunteer Month draws to a close it is important to recognize the valuable contributions made by volunteers who support the public schools in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The resources and energy that volunteers provide to SAD 51 schools have helped to ensure that although the scho...

  • Letter: School story disappoints Falmouth principal

    I am extremely disappointed by The Forecaster’s headline, “Falmouth Elementary School Fails to Meet Federal Standards." The average reading and math proficiency scores exhibited by Plummer-Motz students, as well as students in the middle and high school, far outperform averages statew...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Orestis on council

    I have known Chris Orestis for a number of years and I am writing to make you aware of the work he does to help seniors and their families pay for long-term care. His company addresses one of the biggest problems most of us will face: how to pay for expensive long-term care for a loved one. He ...

  • Letter: LePage agenda threatens tourism

    Is our governor really "pro business"? Granted, the more than 50 proposed bills that he and his supporters are announcing do indeed appear to be aimed at helping some businesses function without certain legal restraints. Yet one of Maine's largest sources of income – tourism – appears...

  • Letter: Pension 'crisis' a 'money grab'

    Regarding Edgar Allen Beem's column “Maine’s Phony Pension Crisis,” the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for defined benefit plans changed funding requirements to 15 years from the previous 30-year standard. “Red zone” plans were mandated to terminate certain benefits...

  • Letter: Beem 'on target' about LePage, mural

    Edgar Allen Beem's column "Reign of error in LePage's state of me" is right on target. Gov. Paul Lepage has no right to take down public art because he doesn't like it. There is a legal process to remove public art that is deemed not suitable. It was just done in Portland concerning a sculpture t... 1