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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith fails to back up her claims

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s The Right View column, “Numbers don’t lie, but Democrats do,” I hope only interrupts, rather...

  • Letter: Taking issue with Beem's portrayal of LePage backers

    One can't help but wonder how many of The Forecaster's advertisers qualify for Edgar Allen Beem's characterization as a "slob" – that is, one for whom Gov. Paul LePage was the preferred choice in the recent election. Lucky for the publisher, the paper doesn't deal in paid subscriptio...

  • Letter: Maine voters got it right on Nov. 4.

    I don't think that Mainers feel insulted or abused except by liberals. Maine had the highest percent of registered voters who voted this November, showing their interest was high. I think Mainers do want less government. I think Mainers understand that to have a more perfect union, justice, domes...

  • 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: Yarmouth's character at risk if Route 1 bridge comes down

    By year’s end, the Yarmouth Town Council will decide the fate of the Route 1 bridge that crosses Main Street. The bridge serves to separate traffic between these roads, while preserving the continuity of both streets. This has created a diversity of character in the physical environment, an...

  • 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...