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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • Letter: Put Falmouth facilities plan to a vote

    I am very excited about the proposal for a Falmouth "Town Center" – a new community center, expanded library and Town Hall on the site of the soon to be vacated elementary schools. I have three young children who are very excited by this possibility as well. I have many friends who feel t...

  • Letter: Richard is right for Falmouth

    If you haven’t met Mark Richard, do yourself a favor and make it a point to do so. Mark is running for state representative in Falmouth. He is accomplished and energetic and is eager to help Maine’s economy get back on track. Mark has many attributes. One that certainly pro...

  • Letter: Reject the Falmouth facilities proposal

    The Falmouth Facilities Committee is urging the Town Council to adopt its recommendations for new use of the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools and land as a "new" town center. The center would contain the library, Town Hall and recreation center, maybe more. Admirable aspirations, but is it j...

  • Letter: Richard for Falmouth state rep

    I am writing in support of Mark Richard for our Falmouth state representative. He is a Maine native, born and brought up here. He has served his country and is a small business owner. He will work to make Maine an easier place to do business by eliminating the taxes that burden companies. We ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer a valuable community asset

    Coming from a small town in Connecticut, where there was regular bus service to downtown New Haven, it was a surprise to find that the east side of Falmouth had no bus service. The Falmouth Flyer has been a most welcome addition to the amenities Falmouth has to offer. The Flyer is one more reason...

  • Letter: Hasty decision on Freeport TIF

    I had the opportunity to attend the Freeport Town Council meeting on Aug. 10 and the primary subject was amending the recent TIF application for movie theaters. For various reasons, including default by the prior movie vendor, the developers now plan a six-screen theater versus the original one. ...

  • Letter: Innes' foe says there ought to be a change

    It's with both amusement and deep concern that I read Melissa Walsh Innes’ announcement of her "There Ought To Be A Law" contest. Here we are, immersed in the most serious fiscal crisis in decades, and Inness wants to turn the legislative process into a game. And wow, the objective ... 1

  • Letter: Maine needs wind farm development

    We look forward to reading The Forecaster each week. However, we were dismayed by the article bashing wind power ("Maine wind power bandwagon hits bumps in the road"). The article (first of a series) says that what it calls a bunch of wind-swept pro-wind task force members wrote a report that l... 8