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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: Falmouth should elect DiBiase

    As a Falmouth resident, teacher and parent concerned about a healthy and sustainable future for our town, I'm glad to be able to recommend Barbara DiBiase, a wonderful new candidate for Town Council. Barb DiBiase has experience working for the town as energy and sustainability coordinator, and s...

  • Letter: Payne, Varney, Murray for Falmouth

    I enthusiastically support Tony Payne, Faith Varney and Dave Murray for Falmouth Town Council. As you know, Tony is seeking re-election for a second-three year term. I have worked with Tony for all of his first term. Tony has demonstrated to me that he is fiscally conservative and able to ...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    I have had the opportunity to review the priorities and issues that Faith Varney will pursue as a member of the Falmouth Town Council. I believe that they make it clear that she will be a reasoned, responsive, responsible and restrained member of that body. I hope that you will join me in elect...

  • Letter: Private sector fails to do its part

    Concerning some comments about Edgar Allen Beem's "Moral universe is no place for Tea Partiers" that seem to feel or ask, since when did the Federal Government have the right to do this and that, I'll counter with: when the private sector failed miserably to be good, decent responsible community...

  • Letter: Focus on Scarcelli, not her mother

    Marian McCue's April 30 article on Rosa Scarcelli and her bid for governor sounded more like a Hedda Hopper column than an unbiased report. The two times I have heard Rosa speak locally she has mentioned how fortunate she was to be able to enter a family business, unlike so many newly graduated M...

  • The Universal Notebook: What have they done to my library?

    The last thing I did when I worked at the Portland Public Library was to help with the move from the old Baxter building to the new building on Monument Square in 1980. The modernist main library, designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott of Boston, got old fast. Thirty years ... 1

  • Short Relief: Abbott is Maine GOP's best bet

    Republicans have several good candidates to be their nominee for governor this year, including businessmen Matt Jacobson, Les Otten and Bruce Poliquin, as well as educator Bill Beardsley and politicians Paul LePage and Peter Mills. Each is appealing in his way, and all are preferable to the othe... 2

  • Letter: Bike, pedestrian-friendly policy is smart

    The U.S. Department of Transporation recently elevated cyclists and pedestrians to a level on par with motor vehicles. This federal manifestation of a return to pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is nothing new. New York City, for example, installed a wildly successful pedestrian plaza in Times... 1