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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: Don't ignore Falmouth library neighbors

    The one item I have not seen discussed about the proposed referendum on the Falmouth library move is what type of business will replace it. As I live in close proximity to the library I’m hoping that the entity that buys the building is not going to be a restaurant, as we get ample odors fr...

  • Letter: Who will pay for Freeport fields?

    In last week's edition of The Forecaster there was an extensive explanation of all of the benefits associated with the $9 million development of the parcel of land on Hunter Road, at the discount price of only $4.4 million. In the entire discussion, however, there was no mention of how we ...

  • Short Relief: Anonymous speech has a place, but not among political operatives

    The speculation has ended. The mystery is solved. The creators of the anonymous website “The Cutler Files” had billed themselves as a group of researchers, writers and journalists. Now, they have been exposed to be nothing more than a couple. One partner was political consul...

  • Letter: Simplify the Falmouth facilities question

    I want to thank The Forecaster for its ongoing, informative coverage of the facilities issue in Falmouth. I am interested in this issue because I hope to see the Lunt and Plummer-Motz property kept in civic use. But the issue is complicated and has been in process for so long. I can’t often...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage is too outrageous to ignore

    Please believe me, dear reader, I really do not want to write about Gov. Paul LePage anymore – ever. I’d much rather be writing this week about more interesting topics such as the joys of grandfatherhood or why car dealers appear in their own commercials, but every time the man opens ... 2

  • Letter: Fields an investment in Freeport's future

    When a proposal is made, there are a few conclusions that need to be drawn. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Does the issue require prompt attention, or can it be set aside? And, finally, will the results benefit those affected? As a citizen of Freeport, I can assure you that the Freeport Fiel...

  • Letter: Put Falmouth library on the ballot

    As a trustee of the Falmouth Memorial Library, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Town Council for its continued movement forward toward a single referendum question concerning the community facilities project. Although the Town Council is made up of differing perspectives and opin...

  • Letter: Go ahead, cross the snow-removal line

    I’m afraid I went over the line. You know the one. It could be your neighbor or someone down the street. They are people who know where that invisible line stands – under the snow. You’ve seen results of those lines. A beautifully plowed sidewalk stops just short of a neighbor&...