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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Falmouth Question 1

    The June election gives Falmouth voters a rare opportunity to participate in a fundamental decision about the kind of community we want to be. With the upcoming vacancy of the Lunt/Plummer-Motz school campus, Falmouth must decide how to manage that property for future benefit. An impressi...

  • Letter: Orestis will work hard for Falmouth

    I am writing to say how pleased I was when Chris Orestis came to my door to discuss his candidacy for the Falmouth Town Council. I have been reading about him in The Forecaster and was very happy to meet him in person. We spoke for a few minutes and I learned all I need to know to make up my mi...

  • A note to our readers

    The Forecaster normally does not publish letters on behalf of political candidates in the week immediately preceeding an election. However, because of the short notice given for the May 10 special election in Maine Senate District 7, election letters received by our usual Monday noon deadline are...

  • The Universal Notebook: Speculating on high gas prices

    When I’m driving around town these days I keep my eye out for the cheapest gas prices. Not $3.85. Not $3.82. Can anyone beat $3.79? Buy. Buy. Buy. As a good liberal with a bad conscience, I admit I am of two minds about the steep increase in gas prices. On the conservation side, I&rs... 5

  • No Sugar Added: The trees are alive with the sound of nuisance

    Spring is upon us, and, even though you know how much I adore the winter, I am as thrilled as anyone to see crocuses popping their little purple heads out of the once snow-laden soil. Not to be a spoilsport, but spring is not all daffodils and baby chicks. Like the other seasons, spring ha...

  • Short Relief: Lombardi could teach LePage a lesson

    In my hometown of Englewood, N.J., the local Catholic day school was St. Cecilia. It had a strong sports program. In 1939, St. Cecilia hired Vince Lombardi to teach Latin, chemistry and physics, and to be an assistant coach of its football team. Lombardi stayed at St. Cecilia for eight years, ... 1

  • Letter: Library, town center will make Falmouth proud

    As a longstanding resident of Falmouth, I have become a frequent use of the Falmouth Memorial Library, which has been most helpful to me, especially when I wish to take out a volume by inter-library loan. The librarians have always been courteous and helpful to me when needed. Recently, the libra...

  • Letter: Bath comes through with Japan aid

    On behalf of our board and our sister state, a big thank you to the greater Bath community. We have raised approximately $10,000 for aid to our sister state in Japan. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and businesses, we have and are continuing to collect funds to send for relief...