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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: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    On Nov. 2 Larry Bliss is running for re-election as state senator for District 7 (South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and the Black Point area of Scarborough). Among Larry's accomplishments I am impressed by his efforts to protect Maine's environment, to reduce income and property taxes, to protect o...

  • Letter: Legislation proves Nelson's worth

    When choosing a representative for House District 112 look to what Rep. Mary Nelson has done for us. She has focused on getting things accomplished in Augusta and works on efforts to pass legislation that benefits us all – not a few special interests. In 2009 she co-sponsored many pieces ...

  • Letter: Falmouth should reuse old schools

    I am writing to express my support for the proposal to convert the Lunt and Plummer-Motz campus into a community space, with a possibility for the Falmouth library to expand to the site as well. These beautiful historic buildings would provide a much-needed amenity to our community, in a conveni...

  • The Universal Notebook: Langlais in limbo

    As the Portland Public Art Committee ponders whether to dismantle and store “Tracing the Fore,” the stillborn sculptural installation in Boothby Square, its members might do well to consider the fate of another dismantled work of art that has been languishing in limbo for the past 30 ...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    A vote for Dick Woodbury, who is running as an independent for state Senate, is a vote for an opportunity for Maine to fiscally right itself. He has a well-grounded vision for Maine in terms of its financial policy, education priorities and quality of life issues. His legislative experienc...

  • Letter: Nelson deserves Falmouth's support

    State Rep. Mary Nelson has served Falmouth very well and deserves our support on Election Day. Nelson has been a strong leader in three of the most important issues facing Maine: creating good jobs, investing in sustainable energy and ensuring that our education system from kindergarten th...

  • Letter: Vote GOP slate in Yarmouth

    Many voters in Forecaster country will be voting early via absentee ballot. As the mother of young college graduates who have little hope of being employed in Maine’s dismal job market, I urge my fellow voters in Yarmouth to join me in voting for the slate of Paul LePage for governor, Dean ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    As a former state representative, I write in support of re-electing Mary Nelson to represent Falmouth in the Maine House of Representatives. Mary's strengths are her strong sense of fiscal responsibility, her understanding of the need to invest in education and her realization that Maine's clean...