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  • Letter: Columnist paints incomplete portrait of LePage

    In Julie McDonald-Smith's column about “what the press won’t tell you about Paul LePage,” she lists what she vi...

  • Letter: Wait for debates before voting for governor

    In the 2010 campaign for governor there were 31 debates between the candidates, allowing voters to make informed choices at the polls. This year, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Gov. Paul LePage don’t want to debate Eliot Cutler. They want voters to vote early, before the six scheduled debates, ...

  • Letter: Follow the money, vote yes on 3

    Last year I had the privilege of working with concerned Falmouth residents to stop the state-mandated school merger of Falmouth and SAD 51. I came to appreciate the strength of a grassroots effort. We were successful, and Falmouth voters convincingly rejected the proposed merger. However, the ...

  • Letter: Bergquist for Brunswick council

    I encourage voters in Brunswick's District 4 to elect Jason Bergquist to the Town Council. In light of the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, many people in our community are especially concerned about our town's economic development. As the owner of a small business on Maine Street, I b...

  • Letter: No on Question 3

    As a former School Committee member in Freeport I believe now is not the time to give up on school consolidation. State funding is drying up. Last spring the Legislature removed approximately $37 million for next year's school funding. Because of the just-announced $200 million shortfall, the ...

  • Letter: Cumberland Boy Scouts are grateful

    Last spring Boy Scouts of America Troop 58 had several fundraisers to go to Gettysburg, Pa. We made it and we learned a lot and had a great time. We would like to thank all the people who helped us out. We wouldn't have made it without you. Many thanks.   Sam...

  • Letter: No on Questions 1, 2 and 4

    This Election Day, we have a rare opportunity to show that we value our communities and the families that live in them by voting no on Questions 1, 2 and 4. Vote no on Question 1 to show your support for the many non-traditional families living in Maine today. Gay and lesbian couples are living ...

  • Letter: Question 6 means more rail money

    The recent news that the Amtrak Downeaster has had its federal funding extended is very good news for Maine. Still, there is more we can do right here at home to improve our railroads here in Maine – and that is vote yes on the transportation bond, Question 6 on the Nov. 3 ballot. The bond in...

  • Letter: Falmouth chairwoman dislikes column

    ‘Twas I who called to register my objection to The Forecaster's plan to give a sitting elected official (Tony Payne) a bi-weekly opinion column. I deliberately made this call before a single opinion of Falmouth Councilor Payne's was printed because I object on principle and I wanted to avoid deba...

  • Letter: Gay pride isn't gay marriage

    "No on 1" and gay activists groups are desperately trying to assert their personal significance and respect, as they see it, of their relationships. But there is no way they can command respect by trying to force or seize the ways or structures, titles, names or definitions of some other g...