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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: Thanks for supporting Question 3

    I write on behalf of the Friends of Scarborough Marsh to give many thanks to voters who supported Question 3 during the recent election. Question 3 endorsed a $9.75 million bond issue that includes critical funding for the highly successful Land for Maine's Future program. LMF works to pe...

  • Letter: Roy aims for innovation on council

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Scarborough who took the time to vote and in that process voted to allow me to serve the community for another three years. I enjoy giving back to the community in which I have lived for 58 years. Scarborough is a great community, growi...

  • Letter: Republican priorities in question

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has publicly stated that his top priority is to make Barack Obama a one-term president. This is a stunning statement from a supposed public servant, and we can only hope that, despite his public pronouncements, he will begin reordering his priorities to dea...

  • Letter: Bliss appreciates support

    I write to thank all the voters in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough for your willingness to participate in the election last week. These elections are the very foundation of our representative democracy, and it is important to take the time to vote for those who will make decisions ...

  • Letter: Falmouth government is bloated

    Falmouth does not need a larger Town Office; we need fewer people in it. Planning Department salaries are $250,000 a year, not including benefits. In the last five years the department has gone from one planner and one assistant to four planners and one assistant, far more than any other t...

  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s hear it for the loud-mouthed jerk

    Welcome to the annual meeting of the Loud-Mouthed Jerks Organization. I am Ed Beem, president for life of the Southern Maine Chapter of LoMoJo. At the request of a prospective member, I have been asked to review the qualifications for and benefits of membership. As you know, LMJs have beco...

  • Short Relief: Recovery begins with ...

    One of the benefits of growing up in Manhattan was the chance to watch the construction of a skyscraper. Walking around town you would come across a block that had been walled off with plywood. A boy could spend hours staring through the windows that the construction crews cut in those walls, w...

  • No Sugar Added: Zero degrees of separation

    Most of us are familiar with the concept known as “six degrees of separation.” It’s the idea that all humans are within six steps of connectivity. That whole friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend thing. If you live in the great (sparsely populated) state of Maine, you know tha...