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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: Kirby for Falmouth Town Council

    As a lifelong resident of Maine and a new home owner in Falmouth, I believe in strong fiscal responsibility for our town and in our candidates for Town Council. That is why I am supporting Pat Kirby. I have conducted numerous business dealings with Pat and know that she understands the value of ...

  • Letter: Falmouth candidate explains guilty plea

    Thank you for the Town Council verifying what we all knew already, I’m qualified to be a candidate for School Board. My lawyer, David Van Dyke, failed to disclose his relationship with Peter DeTroy, to get me to plead guilty a second time to a charge that I would unlikely commit. Th...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    I enthusiastically support Karyl Hazard’s campaign for the Falmouth School Board. I am a native of Falmouth and attended Falmouth schools from K-12. Falmouth’s schools are second to none, and for generations they have been preparing our kids for success after graduation. Kary...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    As a former Falmouth School Board member, I am writing to endorse Eydie Pryzant’s candidacy for the School Board. For years, Eydie has demonstrated her commitment to the welfare of our school system: she has participated in the public debate of nearly every substantive issue involving our...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce in Falmouth

    I am writing to express my strong support of Teresa Pierce’s re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. During her three years on the council she has demonstrated her ability to strike a good balance between creative vision and pragmatism. She works collaboratively across groups to honor th...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 a big gamble

    Falmouth referendum Question 1 can best be described as a game of chance. A 4 1/2-year gamble that selling Engine 3 Fire Station nets $150,000, (actual, $127,000 less commission), selling the library nets $1.25 million and selling land at Plummer-Motz nets another $2 million and the librar...

  • Letter: Facts don't support Falmouth Question 1

    Please consider these issues regarding Question 1 on Falmouth’s ballot: Net zero? Spending $1.5 million from the rainy day fund? These are excess tax dollars that got there because we over-taxed our taxpayers so in the case of an emergency, we’d have funds to keep town governm...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs excavation limits

    I want to thank The Forecaster and Alex Lear for getting the word out to Cumberland citizens about our town government issues. As reported in the April 28 edition, a public hearing was held about the upcoming amendments to the Cumberland Zoning Ordinance to eliminate the excavation of land as a...