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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: Scarborough gets behind 'Air for Ashley'

    Ashley Drew is a 2004 graduate of Scarborough High School, the recipient of many music awards, a talented musician and a graduate of the University of Maine. She is also is need of a double lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis. When the current band members learned about Ashley, they took act...

  • Letter: Change for the worse in North Yarmouth

    In North Yarmouth we are fortunate to live where democracy in its purest form is practiced, to “stand up and be counted” at Town Meeting. I grew up here and graduated from Greely High. Now I am raising my family here. I have hunted here since I was 10 and now I take my son with me. I... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer makes economic sense

    The Falmouth Flyer is the most economical way to reach Portland, with fares starting at $1.50 each way for adults, seniors 75 cents and students $1.25 with ID. Exact change (bills or coins) are required. Passes are available from the bus driver to eight other buses that cover the greater ...

  • Letter: Offer deserved a response from SAD 51

    I support the School Administrative District 51 budget, and I voted in favor of each line item. I also believe the School Board, the superintendent and the school administration have worked very hard to limit the budget to zero growth for two years while maintaining the school district’s g...

  • Letter: Bus benefits Portland, Falmouth

    I live in Portland and rely on METRO bus service for my transportation. I have heard that the Falmouth Town Council is considering stopping the bus to their town from Portland. I hope they will reconsider this plan, as there are a lot of people, including myself, who use this bus on a regular bas...

  • Letter: Save the Portland-Falmouth bus

    I write to offer thanks to Annie Finch for the well-written column "Confessions of a Falmouth 'choice' bus rider" that appeared in the Northern edition of The Forecaster. I have also come to appreciate the Falmouth Flyer, although in my case it is because I am a senior who no longer drives.

  • Letter: Payne thanks Falmouth voters

    I want to thank the thousands of Falmouth residents who cast their votes in this election, whether for me or others. The depth and quality of the field is encouraging at a time that some communities have had a hard time attracting people to serve. I will do my best to listen, do my homework and h...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Celebrating Portland's high school graduates

    More than 500 students graduated from the Portland Public Schools this month. Each of our graduation ceremonies was filled with pageantry, excitement and joy as we celebrated our students’ accomplishments. I hope you will enjoy reading this collection of brief graduate profiles, sha...