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  • The Right View: Mutual tolerance is not an option

    “COEXIST”? I don’t know about you, but I’m rather tired of being lectured to by liberals via bumper-stickers. You don’t coexist with animals who cut off people’s heads with knives and send the footage out around the world on YouTube, or drive tens...

  • Short Relief: Minimum wage discussion is too important to keep under wraps

    The United States has had a national minimum wage since 1938, when Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was the result of a long, public, contentious process. As part of his New Deal to combat the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt had been trying to find a way to p...

  • Letter: Support the SAD 51 budget

    The School Administrative District 51 community will have a chance to vote on the proposed 2010-2011 budget at the district budget meeting on June 3 and at the polls on June 8 for the District budget validation referendum. These upcoming votes are the next steps in what has been a difficult, spi...

  • Letter: DiBiase, Rodden for Falmouth council

    We are fortunate to have two exceptional candidates in the upcoming election for the Falmouth Town Council. Both Barbara DiBiase and Bonny Rodden have been intelligent and dedicated leaders acting at the local level to protect our environment. Barbara DiBiase was Falmouth’s energy a...

  • Letter: Farewell, Cumberland's 'Coach Bill'

    Through all recreation programs with which we have been involved in Cumberland, Bill Landis has encouraged, coached, taught and disciplined our young kids to be active, to be competitive yet fair, to be respectful athletes, and to have fun. Embedded within his programs has been a level enjoyment...

  • Letter: Perfect lawns vs. good health

    The Maine Cancer Association is increasing awareness of breast cancer while pesticides associated with increased risk of cancer are applied on our lawns. In a 2004 study samples of Cape Cod homes with pesticide use had an increased incidence of breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer. A N...

  • Letter: Mom is proud of Payne

    You may remember my letter of several years ago stating that I had had the privilege, over 50 years before, of meeting Tony Payne in the delivery room of Maine Medical. Now he is running for re-election to the Falmouth Town Council, so let's review his record. As you may have noted on his...

  • Letter: Murry for Falmouth School Board

    I have known Christopher Murry Jr. for many years. He is an honest and hard-working young man who will do a wonderful job on the Falmouth School Board. Chris is the only candidate who has been through the current system (along with his brother and sister) and because of this he can provide us wit...

  • Letter: Bates joins Yarmouth race

    I was mildly shocked when a fellow Yarmouth resident told me that he was the only person who had taken out nomination papers for the Town Council. Then I was embarrassed. Embarrassed because my first reaction was, “Well, I wish I had more time to be on the Town Council, but shoot, I&rsquo...

  • Letter: Advertiser answers critic

    I would like Falmouth Superintendent of Schools Barbara Powers to name the school system and the gym teacher in the state of Maine that has a compensation package in excess of $100,000. I will stand by my statistical sources that were required by The Forecaster before they would publish my ad un...