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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    I enthusiastically support Karyl Hazard’s campaign for the Falmouth School Board. I am a native of Falmouth and attended Falmouth schools from K-12. Falmouth’s schools are second to none, and for generations they have been preparing our kids for success after graduation. Kary...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    As a former Falmouth School Board member, I am writing to endorse Eydie Pryzant’s candidacy for the School Board. For years, Eydie has demonstrated her commitment to the welfare of our school system: she has participated in the public debate of nearly every substantive issue involving our...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce in Falmouth

    I am writing to express my strong support of Teresa Pierce’s re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. During her three years on the council she has demonstrated her ability to strike a good balance between creative vision and pragmatism. She works collaboratively across groups to honor th...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 a big gamble

    Falmouth referendum Question 1 can best be described as a game of chance. A 4 1/2-year gamble that selling Engine 3 Fire Station nets $150,000, (actual, $127,000 less commission), selling the library nets $1.25 million and selling land at Plummer-Motz nets another $2 million and the librar...

  • 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