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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Farber, Kitchel for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth is fortunate to have two highly qualified individuals running for Town Council. Karen Farber is running for re-election. As chairwoman of the council this past year, she has brought a balanced approach to issues facing our community, advocating to broaden our business districts, p...

  • No Sugar Added: 'Twas the night before school ...

    ... And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for my 11-year-old, who had decided it was time to clean his room. The last day of my children’s previous school year was June 16. I do not have an advanced degree in mathematics, but by my calculations, this meant t...

  • The Universal Notebook: Arizona on my mind

    My brother-in-law Warren was here from Tucson last week for his annual homecoming visit. In one of the rare moments when he wasn’t eating Italian sandwiches (which you can’t get in Arizona) or body surfing (which you can’t do in Arizona) at Scarborough Beach, I asked him to expl... 4

  • Letter: Support Falmouth Food Pantry

    Thank you to Emily Parkhurst for her well-balanced and sensitive article about the Falmouth Food Pantry. It was clear that she sought information from several sources and her written piece reflected both the human side and the practical aspects of the pantry.  Both Peter and Barbara are to b...

  • Short Relief: Portland shouldn't dilute the right to vote

    Last year, state Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, sponsored LD 1195, an act to allow non-citizen residents to vote in municipal elections. Under the bill a municipality could “provide by ordinance for a person residing within its borders who is not a citizen of the United States to vote in ... 3

  • Letter: Falmouth library still likes Lunt

    The board of trustees of Falmouth Memorial Library would like to clarify that, consistent with our written resolution of Aug. 17 and Trustee Sean Joyce's comments, we believe that moving to Lunt very likely will meet our long-term needs. Our concern is and has been that this move is accomplished...

  • Letter: Wind series unfair to task force

    I write to express my disappointment regarding a series of articles authored by Naomi Schalit of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting that did not accurately represent the efforts of the Governor’s Wind Power Task Force. Gov. Baldacci established the task force with very ge... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Wrestling with religious tolerance

    Polite people don’t talk publicly about sex, money or religion. That’s what I was brought up to believe, so I guess I’m not a very polite person. I was also brought up to be tolerant of different religious beliefs. I do my best, but I’m not perfect. And I don’... 21

  • Reporter's Notebook: Growing comfortable in a thick skin

    Of all the things I collected at The Forecaster, my favorite is a letter in which attorney F. Lee Bailey essentially calls me a liar. Bailey, of course, is a pretty big deal. For a time, one local newspaper had taken to writing “internationally famous” before his name, as if ce... 1