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  • Letter: Denno has right background for Legislature

    As a Cumberland resident, I am grateful we have a candidate like Democrat Dale Denno prepared to represent our community in House District 45. Dale has the skills and experience to make our government more cost-effective and responsive to all Maine citizens. With an extensive business background,...

  • Letter: Denno for Cumberland state representative

    Democrat Dale Denno, a long time Cumberland resident, is getting my vote for state representative in House District 45. Dale has worked in the public and private sector, and contributed countless hours to public service. In his various roles, he has had the opportunity to successfully work with b...

  • Letter: Send Vitelli back to the state Senate

    As the November election draws near, it’s clear that Mainers need leaders like state Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, who are creative, experienced and will put economic opportunity and jobs ahead of ideology. During her term representing Senate District 19, Vitelli has served on the...

  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • The Right View: What the press won't tell you about Paul LePage

    It is astounding to me that Gov. Paul LePage, whose list of accomplishments is so long, can be so decried. But it shouldn’t be. In our current climate, political agendas trump real-world accomplishments – and reality. The power the media has to push popular opinion in the ...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Student needs drive Portland school initiatives

    As the new school year begins, the staff of the Portland Public Schools is focusing on how we can best meet our students’ needs. We are launching many exciting initiatives this year that will serve that purpose. Lyseth Elementary School will begin Maine’s first full-immersion S...

  • Letter: Breen merits nod from Planned Parenthood

    Because of her commitment to women’s reproductive rights and access to health care, Democrat Cathy Breen was endorsed by the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Breen is running for the state Senate in District 25, which encompasses Gray, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Long Island,...

  • Letter: Police Beat falls short without convictions

    I have an issue with the presentation of The Forecaster’s weekly section, the Police Beat. The Police Beat provides a list of arrests and summonses, but fails to report on whether those served were actually convicted. This is a regrettable oversight. As has again been witnessed in recent na...

  • Letter: Delogu sets the record straight on wages

    As usual, columnist Orlando Delogu (Policy Wonk: "Debunking myths about a higher minimum wage") writes about a controversial economi...