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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Advertiser answers critic

    I would like Falmouth Superintendent of Schools Barbara Powers to name the school system and the gym teacher in the state of Maine that has a compensation package in excess of $100,000. I will stand by my statistical sources that were required by The Forecaster before they would publish my ad un...

  • 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 ...