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    October 16, 2019

    Mainewhile: A shout-out for getting it right

    The mind reels at the staggering display of inhumanity towards others playing out right now. What’s even more astounding is that you probably have to stop and ask yourself: to which situation am I referring. There are, sadly, so many options. I could be speaking about U.S. troops being forced to abandon our Kurdish allies […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Out & About: Women perform dance and music

    The distaff side of the performing arts community seems to dominate this week’s top picks of the tix in the Port City, with a woman dancer presenting an original solo work this weekend, followed by female musicians on Oct. 18 and 23. Sara Juli is a Maine dancer and choreographer who will be performing her […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Arts Calendar: Oct. 16-26

    Greater Portland Auditions Thursday 10/17 Dirigo Ensemble Auditions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St., Portland. For those who like singing in a professional ensemble and being a part of community-engaging concerts. Exhibits Barbara Morris Goodbody Collection, The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM’s Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 90+ works, to Oct. 30. “Immersion,” […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Midcoast School Notebook: Oct. 18

    Brunswick teacher named Maine Catholic School Teacher of the Year “I had no idea. It feels great, but wow.” Receiving the 2019 Maine Catholic School Teacher of the Year Award may have caught Kathleen Curry off guard, but anyone who has been blessed to have her as a teacher during a two-plus decades career in […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Johnson displays leadership needed on Scarborough Council

    When the public safety building was first approved, it included a plan for an access road that cut through Memorial Park across the field and walking paths. Ken Johnson, a frequent park visitor, knew this would degrade the quality of the park that so many of us have come to appreciate. As a private citizen, […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Turner excellent choice for Scarborough school board

    I will be supporting Kristen Turner for Scarborough School Board this November. Although I do not know Kristen personally, I have always admired her poised and well-researched positions on social media. For those that were following the events that unfolded last year, Kristen’s name will certainly ring a bell. Kristen has developed a strong reputation […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Forecaster article misled Falmouth residents

    I am writing to correct information and impressions contained in The Forecaster’s Oct. 10 article regarding Falmouth’s recent communications survey. The article contained information that is incorrect and misleading, including giving the impression that the town had participated in an interview for the article when, in fact, the town was never contacted regarding the results of the survey. […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Gleysteen a well-balanced choice for Scarborough Council

    Why Betsy Gleysteen you ask? Betsy is an intelligent well-balanced woman who will work with constituents and fellow councilors to be responsible about spending for our community while maintaining the excellent educational system we have in our town. She believes that no one should be taxed out of the community, but also understands that there […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Vote Rowan for Scarborough Council

    In support of Will Rowan for Scarborough Town Council: I have known Will since my middle daughter (who just started middle school) and his daughter were in kindergarten together. Our daughters were in the same class all three years at Eight Corners and Will and his wife were regular classroom volunteers.  Over the last year, […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Letter: Support Gleysteen for Scarborough Council

    I like what I have heard and read about Betsy Gleysteen, who is running for Scarborough Town Council. She has a reputation for doing her homework. I like the fact that she asks a lot of questions about the budget. We, the taxpayers, need someone to do that for us. The recent property bills seem […]

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