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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • Letter: South Portland seeks feedback

    I am writing to encourage South Portland residents and people who do business in South Portland to take a brief on-line survey about a proposed vision for the future of South Portland. The links are at the bottom of the city’s Web page,

  • Letter: Back to the drawing board, CMP

    What is the verdict on "smart" meters? Why are citizens saying no? Central Maine Power had a flawed business plan. CMP has been working on this process since 2006 and cannot understand why there is resistance at this point. Last week I asked if CMP ever collected content from their customers; ...

  • Letter: Praise for Collins from MRRA

    On behalf of the board of trustees of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, I want to commend Sen. Susan Collins for her recent vote against a sweeping amendment that would have not only placed a binding three-year prohibition on congressional earmarks, but also would have eliminated fun...

  • Letter: Cumberland Wood Bank success

    I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to more than 50 people in the community who have contributed to the Cumberland Wood Bank this year. We have raised more than $3,000 in fuel assistance for those in need, in the greater Cumberland community. This was done through the gene...

  • Letter: No sympathy for Beem's critics

    I've been thinking about sending this letter for a long time, and now I'm doing it in support of Edgar Allen Beem. I look forward to his columns because most of the time they reflect what I'm also thinking. It's amazing to me that there are people, like those who are anti-Beem, who have their h...

  • Letter: Beem points in the right direction

    I had breakfast last week at Governor's and brought The Forecaster home with me. I read a letter from Jerry Gordon of Portland, in response to Edgar Allen Beem's previous column. I did not read that column, but my eyes opened wide at Jerry's rant. Does Jerry regularly read newspapers, watch or li...

  • Letter: Fuzzy logic in Falmouth

    Do half-truths belong in the debate about what to do with Falmouth's Plummer, Motz and Lunt properties? Absolutely not. Aren't they just smoke and mirrors to cover shaky logic and vacuous arguments? A recent letter writer may be guilty of the above when she implied there is significant sup...

  • Letter: Falmouth should sell Lunt, Plummer

    I feel very strongly that Falmouth Memorial Library should remain at Lunt Road. I was one of several citizens who worked long and hard to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of the library. Its wide use speaks well to both the facility itself and to the staff. I realize that some expansi...