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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: Now is time to renew SPHS

    If you want to keep your taxes low now is the time to finance the renewal of the South Portland High School. Inflation was 1.1 percent over the last 12 months ending in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In January 2006 the Consumer Price Index was 4 percent. The city could be ...

  • Letter: Votes for Cutler won't be wasted

    Like many voters, I want my vote to count toward making Maine a prosperous, vibrant state with a great educational system, a positive business environment, an affordable health-care system, a balanced budget, reasonable taxes and plentiful job opportunities. The only gubernatorial candid...

  • Letter: Russell for South Portland City Council

    South Portland voters have important choices to make on Nov. 2, and one of them is choosing among the candidates for two open City Council seats. Don Russell is the hands-down best candidate to fill one of those seats. His commitment, grasp of the issues and understanding of competing prioritie...

  • Letter: Send Foster to Augusta

    A mailer promoting the candidacy of Anne Graham in House District 109 raised a question in my mind as to its accuracy. One statement that has me questioning her accuracy is the mention that she has been active with the American Legion. As commander of the American Legion Anderson-Mayberry Post N...

  • Letter: Scontras' claims 'inaccurate,' 'disingenuous'

    In a recent edition of The Forecaster, congressional candidate Dean Scontras cited the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office  in addressing the national debt. However, Scontras disregarded the CBO’s estimate that President Obama’s stimulus plan created and saved between 1.4 a...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 3

    Over the past two decades Maine voters have overwhelmingly supported Land for Maine’s Future bonds which have helped protect 26 sites in Cumberland and York counties alone. Local projects include trails along the Presumpscot River in Portland, woodlands in Falmouth, two seabird nesting isla...

  • The Universal Notebook: The meat of the matter

    Are you a vegetarian? Neither am I, but we probably should be, both for the good of our bodies and of our souls. In a recent newspaper column entitled “How Will the Future Judge Us?,” Princeton University philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah prophesizes that posterity will...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Community donates generously for student eyeglasses

    OK, confession time. I felt scared as I prepared to address the Portland Regional Chamber for the first time at last month’s "Eggs & Issues” program. This wasn’t stage fright. I’ve done plenty of public speaking. But I’d never used my position as a scho...