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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Brunswick's conflict

    The May 8 Forecaster printed two columns with relevance to each other: Jonathan Crimmins criticizing Councilor Karen Klatt for trying to resolve conflict of interest in Brunswick, and Steve Mistler after attending a reporting conference in Boston. If The Forecaster allowed Mistler to do investigat...

  • Letter: People matter, not programs

    I have been quiet about the School Administrative District 51 budget, expressing my concerns directly to the Board of Directors. However, if the fiscal 2010 budget passes, and I say nothing, I will feel like I should have spoken up. I am very concerned about the property taxes in our community...

  • Letter: Wrobleski, a thoughtful public servant

    We would like to encourage Falmouth voters to reelect Joe Wrobleski to the Town Council. Joe has been active in our community since he and his family moved to Falmouth in 1992. He and his wife Sara have two daughters in the Falmouth school system. He has coached soccer for Falmouth Community Program...

  • Letter: Vote Wrobleski, Armitage

    I am writing to encourage Falmouth voters to support Town Councilors Joe Wrobleski and Will Armitage on June 9. Wrobleski has worked tirelessly on such issues as natural resource protection, transparent governance and effective land use planning. Armitage has been an effective chairman and has pro...

  • Letter: Vote for Fred

    Before voting on June 9, ride around town and see Falmouth's beauty and assets. From the clear waters of the Presumpscot to pristine lakes, observe the results of hard work by Falmouth citizens. Fred Chase worked as hard as anyone. Breathe deeply the river air and thank Fred that yo...

  • Letter: Callous commentary

    I am of the opinion that the author of Police Beat went overboard in the April 30th issue of the Forecaster. It is disappointing to read the public humiliation of a local parent. I understand that the arrest is public information, but was it necessary to portray this mother of three in this manner? ...

  • Letter: Where everybody knows your name

    As a Cumberland resident, and a member of Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, I am urging the voters in my town to vote say "yes" on Question 1 on June 9. This organization is a small, local, non-profit financial institution. The credit union has met with the citizens ...

  • Letter: The Falmouth bubble

    I'm so delighted that I live in a Falmouth insulated bubble. So, $2.8 million for another indoor ice rink? While you're at it, why don't we close Route 1 from Depot Road to Bucknam Road and build an indoor covered swimming pool to attract winter tourists. Obviously no one in Falmou...