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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: Scarborough Planning Board erred

    I am writing about the Scarborough Planning Board’s decision to approve the Lighthouse Motel’s site plan for their expanded parking lot on Depot Street. What is remarkable about this decision is that the board could have easily tabled approval until all questions were answered and the...

  • Letter: The rich get richer

    I know four different people who are in danger of losing their homes. In my previous 54 years of existence, I cannot recall knowing even one person who was in this situation. These are all good people, all with families, all hard-working people who until recently were getting along just fine. Are...

  • Letter: Thanks for Scarborough land bond vote

    On behalf of the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust and its officers, directors and supporters, I would like to thank the citizens of Scarborough for their overwhelming support of the recent Land Bond Referendum, and the mandate for continued land conservation purchases ...

  • Letter: Nurses thank Falmouth community

    The Falmouth school nurses would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who contributed to Falmouth’s public health by assisting at our three successful flu clinics. We vaccinated over 1,000 students against the seasonal flu and over 1,400 students against H1N1. It was a true community ef...

  • Letter: Forward thinking, quick action pay off

    During the Greely High School performance of "Anything Goes," a grandfather of one of the performers on stage collapsed in the audience. Many people quickly came to his aid. Those in the audience comfortable with emergency resuscitation began an assessment and started CPR. With no palpable puls...

  • Letter: Food pantry values Falmouth's support

    In this time of festive holiday celebrations, the managers and clients of the Falmouth Food Pantry want to express our gratitude to the many members of the community who have generously supported this organization. There are currently over 40 hard-working, dedicated volunteers now committed to t...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Turning crisis into opportunity

    Portland has the only school system in Maine with four high schools: Portland High School, Deering High School, Casco Bay High School and Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS). Over the years, each school has developed its own schedule.  As a result, the schools differ in the leng...

  • Editor's Notebook: When they made Frank Coffin, they broke the mold

    There's a hole in the heart of Maine that isn't likely to heal for a long time, left by the death Dec. 7 of Frank M. Coffin. Much has been said and written in the last week about Judge Coffin's professional accomplishments – his achievements as a lawyer, politician and diplomat, and ...