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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: Keep Falmouth schools in civic use

    Last week the Falmouth Town Council voted unanimously to put the Lunt/Plummer facilities proposal on the ballot for voters to decide. This proposal keeps most of the property in civic use. The council should be thanked for their hard work developing a fiscally responsible proposal that will not r...

  • The Universal Notebook: Heartache and home improvement

    Carolyn and I have had a few home improvement projects going since last fall and I sure hope we can wrap them up by summer. My nerves are frayed from living in a state of constant flux, not knowing where anything is half the time, reflexively turning the wrong way to put something in a frig that ...

  • No Sugar Added: The science of Styrofoam balls and hot glue sticks

    Next to the words, “I want to get my pilot's license,” few things uttered by a 12-year-old can strike fear into the heart of a parent quite like the phrase, “I need to go to the arts and crafts supply store for my science project.” If you live in the northeast, you ...

  • Short Relief: Portland thrives on flight of fancy

    Recently, I saw Portland Stage Company’s world premier production of Gregory Hischak’s “The Center of Gravity.” The play is a re-imagining of the invention of the airplane. Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where they ran first a print shop and the...

  • Letter: Software no substitute for language teachers

    I am responding to the “Parent Alert” political ad sponsored by Michael Doyle in last week’s Northern edition. The ad demonstrated a lack of insight into the superintendent’s quote. It avoids analysis of “cultural understanding,” and concludes with one studen... 3

  • Letter: More about Cape's 'Secret Beach'

    Let me offer some perspective after your March 23 article about "Secret Beach." At the center of this long-running dispute is a legal agreement which was entered into between The Broad Cove Shore Association and Paul Woods for the use of a walkway over his land, which accesses the beach. The agre...

  • Letter: Harness industry deserves support

    I can remember when I was a 7-year-old struck by the beauty and power of the fantastic creatures, who sped around the track at fairgrounds, and it was from an even earlier age that I knew I was in love with horses, and was destined to spend my life caring and loving for these gentle animals. I'm...

  • Letter: Scarborough Beach parking comes at a cost

    I am writing in opposition to the proposed Scarborough Beach parking. It appears that very little has been mentioned about protecting the dunes and piping plovers. Mr. Sprague states that he would like to keep the land as open space, but he needs to make "a little" income. Might he conside...