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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: Volk thanks constituents, campaign workers

    Becoming the Representative-elect of Scarborough's District 127 was an honor. When the final results were in and it was clear that Republicans had taken majorities in  the State House and Senate, as well as the governorship, I realized just how historic our achievement was. Maine voters have...

  • The Universal Notebook: Mainers immune to hardcore tea party hysteria

    Let’s recap, shall we? Eight years of Neo-Con Republican leadership in Washington created a huge national deficit, embroiled the U.S. in two endless wars, and enabled credit and investment excesses that nearly destroyed the world economy. In 2008, therefore, Americans elected the pro... 4

  • The Superintendent's Notebook: New ideas for extracurricular activities

    As I write this column, the Deering High School Rams are preparing to compete in the Western Maine Class A football finals. The Portland High School boys’ soccer team has just completed an exciting season that brought the Bulldogs all the way to the state championship. Whether our s... 1

  • No Sugar Added: Sleighbells ring

    I heard the bells on Christmas day. OK, so it wasn’t exactly Christmas day. It was more like mid-October. I thought perhaps I had developed tinnitus (ringing in the ears), but no, indeed, there were bells. Silver bells. The kind Rudolph wears. I had ventured into Home G...

  • Letter: Corthell thanks supporters for learning experience

    I want to thank everyone involved in local government and politics for a great first-time experience in running for a local government office. As much as I have volunteered for political campaigns of various sizes and types, I was still not quite prepared for the experience of being a candidate ...

  • Letter: Defending Maine's mountains against wind power

    The Forecaster has done an excellent job regularly informing its readers about the wind power debate in Maine. I stand proudly with the courageous Mainers who have been stepping forward to stop the destructive industrialization of Maine's mountains by out of state companies. Without m...

  • The Universal Notebook: Intentionally out of touch

    Despite the many ways we are all connected in this wired world of cell phones, e-mail, text messaging, Facebook and Twitter, we are also increasingly out of touch. Or, more to the point, we are only in touch with the privileged few and out of touch with reality. As a journalist, I constant...

  • Letter: Nelson thanks Falmouth voters

    It has been a privilege to represent the people of District 112 in the Maine House of Representatives these past two years. I appreciate the support of the citizens who voted for me to represent you for a second term. Our state faces many challenges. I talked with hundreds of you througho...