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  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    I'm writing to encourage Falmouth voters to elect Eydie Pryzant to our School Board. I say "our" board, because it's thanks largely to Eydie's leadership, hard work and staying power that the Falmouth School Department remains an independent district. When school consolidation became law, ...

  • Letter: For Pierce, Orestis and Question 1 in Falmouth

    We have lived in Falmouth for 30 years, and the town has grown and changed significantly. However there have been core values which have remained consent: budgets are carefully constructed and are conservative, resulting in low tax rates; schools are excellent; community and our small-town life a...

  • Letter: Former Falmouth councilors back Pierce

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we are writing to endorse Teresa Pierce for re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. Over her last three years of service on the council, Teresa has been engaged, informed, attentive, respectful and balanced in her approach to competing interests. She has bro...

  • Letter: Kittredge for Yarmouth Town Council

    I would like to encourage other Yarmouth residents to join me on Election Day in casting a vote for Andrew Kittredge for Town Council. I have known Andy for close to 25 years and he is one of the most honest, hard working, and down-to-earth people that I have ever met. He is always there to lend ...

  • Letter: SAD 51 board urges support for budget

    The citizens of SAD 51 have some important work to complete before we can head to the beach. On June 9 we gather at Greely High School to review the budget proposed by the School Board. The theme of this budget is continuous progress toward greater student achievement despite the economic...

  • Letter: Tucker for Falmouth School Board

    Lucy Tucker is the kind of leader Falmouth needs on the School Board. Raised by parents who believed the best gift you can give your children is a great education, she moved to Falmouth because of the great schools.  Lucy has been an active volunteer for 10 years and is looking to provide su...

  • A reminder about letters

    The final deadline for submitting letters to the editor about upcoming elections and ballot questions is Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), at noon. Complete guidelines for letters are online at theforecaster.net/page/contact-us.

  • Forecaster Forum: Question 1 is a one-time opportunity for Falmouth

    Falmouth referendum Question 1, the “Town Center” proposal, is a unique opportunity that is too good to pass up. After much discussion, the majority of the library board of trustees voted April 3 to endorse the referendum. If it passes, it will solve the space problem that has ...