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  • Letter: Yarmouth town councilor knows value of communication

    Thank you to the Yarmouth Town Council and, more specifically, Counselor Andrew Kittredge, on increasing the communication being distributed to residents. The use of social media is a fantastic vehicle for getting information out to the public to invite participation with those issues and decisio...

  • Letter: Did Brunswick officials violate their own policy?

    After reading the Oct. 31 issue, I am finding difficulty in understanding the “concern” of Brunswickk's town councilors. An article states “since the policy was enacted in 1995, town managers have allowed employees, on a largely informal basis, to collect extra vacation time.&rd...

  • Letter: Send energy message to Maine senators

    The unfolding ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us the blatant dangers of offshore drilling. With no easy way to clean up spills, offshore drilling is too risky to pursue; even with one accident we have shaken the economy of the south and the delicate ecosystem. Tourism to Flori...

  • Letter: Praise for SAD 51's 'Mr. Stanley'

    We write to offer thanks, good wishes and a happy retirement to Doug Stanley, who is retiring from School Administrative District 51 as a phys ed teacher. Today, we often are critical of teachers, their pay, etc., especially in these hard economic times. Seldom do we offer thanks for a jo...

  • Letter: Thanks from the Delano family

    We’d like to express our sincere gratitude for all the community support  since the passing of Steve Delano. We had no idea of the number of lives Steve had impacted in his short time. We are truly amazed at the number of people we’ve spoken with since the accident on May 8. The ...

  • Short Relief: Portland city government needs more partisanship, not less

    Across the pond, for the first time in about 30 years, the United Kingdom has a coalition government. From 1979 to 1997, the Conservative Party controlled Parliament under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Then, from 1997 to 2010, the Labour Party controlled it under PMs T...

  • Forecaster Forum: Portland Charter Commission needs your feedback

    Serving on the Portland Charter Commission this past year has been a humbling lesson in compromise. The commission, which has issued its preliminary report, is comprised of 12 members. Each of us wants to make Portland a better city. But each of us hails from a different life experience,...

  • Forecaster Forum: Show up, have a voice, use your vote

    School budgets, town budgets and regulations, tax reform and bond issues, candidates for governor: What do they have to do with you and your neighbor? Everything. Do you want to have children who are educated to succeed in the 21st century? Do you worry that you will have a hard time payin...

  • The Universal Notebook: Fear of children

    Having come of age during the youth movement of the 1960s, I keep wondering when the Children’s Crusade is finally going to occur. When will minors achieve their independence and Constitutional rights? Probably no time soon, as fewer young people these days seem aware that they are a...

  • Letter: Falmouth didn't elect Doyle

    I have followed the story of Michael Doyle’s campaign against Falmouth Councilors Cathy Breen and Bonny Rodden for several months. He became interesting when he boasted of his “considerable skill set and intellect” that would focus on Ms. Rodden’s failings as a councilor.... 6