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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: McGowan for governor

    The gubernatorial primary election will be held on June 8 and we need a leader who understands the political process and has a proven track record in business. Some of the candidates have strong political backgrounds, but lack any business experience. Other candidates have a strong business bac...

  • Letter: Snow for Falmouth School Board

    David Snow is running for the Falmouth School Board. Being an outstanding churchman, having held several responsible positions over many years at S. Mary's, Dave was a delegate to the 2008 Maine Diocesan Convention – one of many occasions I've observed him in action. Dave conducts himself w...

  • Letter: Freeport needs full-time librarians

    In Freeport, patrons of our library are saddened by the retirement of two extraordinary librarians, Vicki Lowe and Elaine Schmidt. What most do not know is that neither librarian planned or wanted to retire, but only did so because the Town Council was cutting two of the seven full-time position...

  • Letter: Falmouth school officials respond

    An ad commenting on Falmouth schools was placed in last week’s newspaper by Michael Doyle. Please allow us to set the record straight: Mr. Doyle alleges that Falmouth has the highest paid teachers in the state. Fact: While competitive, Falmouth is simply not the leader in the stat... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: From 'Pub Fiction' to as real as it gets

    This was going to be a column about the June elections and deadlines for campaign letters to the editor. It still is. But now it's about cancer, too. Two weeks ago, our staff writer Randy Billings found out the nagging pain he had in his chest was caused by lymphoma. In an instant, ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Girls and their names

    Somewhere, perhaps in one of his elegant short stories, John Updike likened knowing a flower without knowing its name to knowing a married sister who has changed her name. Like so many things I once knew so well, I can’t find the passage now that I need it, now that my girls are changing th...

  • Letter: Rodden a common-sense choice in Falmouth

    It is a pleasure to endorse Bonny Rodden for Falmouth Town Council. She has maintained mass transit for the citizens of Falmouth and has forged a compromise ordinance that protects Falmouth's natural resources while respecting property owners' rights. Having said that, there is one ...

  • Letter: Candidate's ad fails grammar test

    Negative campaign ads in Maine are often controversial, as they may insult our collective self-image as a state of fair play. The recent attack ad on Les Otten by Bruce Poliquin hits a new low, not necessarily in politics but in grammar. Fewer of us seem capable of distinguishing be...