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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Kitchel, Farber for Falmouth council

    With Town Council candidate Ned Kitchel we have an opportunity to bring back a member of the Falmouth community who once served in this important role, who understands the importance of listening carefully to all sides of an issue, who represents fairness, and who possesses keen common and busine...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth's smart move is to vote no on Question 1

    On June 14 Falmouth voters will decide whether to accept or reject Question 1 to spend more than $5.5 million to convert two decrepit brick buildings, Lunt and Plummer schools, into a new library and a commercial office building, and Motz School into a site for Falmouth Community Programs.

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth can't afford not to approve Question 1

    On June 14, Falmouth voters will determine the fate of one of our most significant assets, the Lunt/Plummer-Motz property. It’s a rare opportunity to shape our town’s services for generations to come – without raising taxes. It’s an opportunity that will disappear if Quest...

  • Global Matters: A leaky peace in the Middle East

    I’m of two minds about WikiLeaks, the online disseminator of confidential government documents. On one hand, it performs a valuable service. It’s fascinating to see how the world of diplomacy really operates, and it’s important for citizens to know what their governments are rea... 1