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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: Beem misdiagnoses free-market ills

    It seems, from his recent column, that Edgar Allen Beem is gleefully pronouncing the death of capitalism by it's own hands. I suggest an alternative explanation: The free market in this great nation did not fall on it's own sword. Rather, it has been slowly, but steadily, strangled at the...

  • Letter: Sen. Bliss to the rescue

    I would like to applaud the efforts of Sen. Larry Bliss in help overcoming a major issue with the state liquor laws. After taking over ownership of The Thomas Room, now called Events on Broadway, due to a limited category of licensing available for caterers and banquet facilities, the one ...

  • Letter: Richard works well, deserves vote

    I am writing to offer my support and endorsement for Mark Richard of Falmouth, candidate for the Maine House of Representatives. As the operating principal of Keller Williams Realty of Greater Portland, I have known and worked with Mark for over six years. Mark has served as our chief ope...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    Following are the reasons I am glad to vote to re-elect Sen. Stan Gerzofsky: I know he has been actively involved in the complicated and sometimes sensitive negotiations during the BNAS closure. Specifically he has been instrumental in having Southern Maine Community College establish a l...

  • Letter: Send Dell'Olio to Augusta

    Scarborough voters have an exciting opportunity to elect a native son to the Legislature in District 128: Brian Dell'Olio. I have been fortunate to witness Brian's evolution from student to School Board chairman over the last several years. As a high school student he became involved with ...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor backs Richard

    Mainers are suffering. Maine must go in a new direction. Complicated, it is not. Maine’s existing bureaucracy has ballooned, supporting programs of “wants” and not “needs.” It has ignored our current economic environment. No matter how well intended the legisla...

  • Letter: Gerzofsky a compassionate leader

    I write to support Sen. Stan Gerzovsky for re-election in District 10 (Brunswick, Harpswell, Freeport, Pownal). He is a knowledgeable, effective leader who cares about people and real human needs. I know this from personal experience. Five years ago, when one of my children became seriousl...

  • Letter: Support South Portland High School

    The time is now to support the South Portland High School. I do not want the value of our house to decrease because we have not maintained our schools. I would rather pay a tax increase than see a 5 percent to 10 percent devaluation in our property values – a much larger amount ...