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  • Letter: Pierce is 'not a single-issue' candidate

    Democrat Teresa Pierce has my vote to represent Falmouth House District 44 in Augusta. Her commitment to Falmouth and Maine is clear. Her tenure on the Falmouth Town Council was marked by fiscal responsibility, infrastructure improvements, strong support of public education, preservation of open ...

  • Letter: Talbot for state rep in House District 54

    On Election Day, I'll be supporting Republican Kim Talbot for state representative in House District 54. Kim is energetic and ready to make a difference in Augusta. We need a representative for Topsham with new ideas and who has a willingness to listen to all sides. That person is Kim Talbot....

  • Letter: Scarborough council erred

    On Aug. 19, Scarborough residents pleaded one more time with the Town Council to reconsider the unfair and unequal land swap of Depot Street with the Lighthouse Motel owners.   Once again residents left the meeting in a state of disbelief that the Town Council would not change...

  • The Universal Notebook: On the road to recovery

    Our all-American addiction to the automobile (an affliction from which I suffer shamefully, by the way) has led Maine to spend some $131 million of its stimulus money from the American Recovery and  Reinvestment Act on road and bridge projects. We seem determined to drive our way back to econo...

  • Letter: No need for Falmouth consultant

    I respectfully question why the Falmouth School Board finds it necessary to line another consultant's pockets with our money and then embark on a long and costly search process for a new School Superintendent. Doesn't our School Department have a succession program where each level of supervision is...

  • Global Matters: Health care rhetoric is enough to make you sick

    It's difficult to imagine a more disheartening display of public discourse than that which has surrounded the recent debate over health care in this country. From the confrontational smack-down between an angry constituent and Sen. Arlen Spector, D-Pa., to the pistol-packing zealot outs... 4

  • Letter: Cacoulidis deserves support

    Plans like John Cacoulidis' desire to erect a high-rise office building in Portland should be accepted with open arms. All too often, however, illogical opposition to such projects runs rampant. A global recession is as good a time as any to call this behavior what it is: nonsensical.

  • Letter: Next governor? Rowe

    I have regularly read and enjoyed Edgar Allen Beem's columns. He is an excellent writer who usually captures well the essence of Maine. That's why I was so surprised and disappointed by his wild prediction that a newcomer candidate with little, if any, public service experience would become Maine'... 3

  • Beem divides, unites

      As I read The Forecaster's August 13th issue I was amused to note that the subject of all of the letters was Edgar Allen Beem. He is certainly a polarizing figure. I then read his weekly column entitled "A show of hands". Left, Right, Liberal, Conservative; we sh...

  • The purpose of Beem

    Edgar Beem's "Glen Beck, the 'Libertarian Limbaugh'" in the July 31 Forecaster caught my eye; Beck and Limbaugh are familiar personalities that I occasionally hear on the radio. The headline implied there might be some discussion on Libertarian views etc. After reading the first paragraph'... 2