Falmouth has lost its way. The political discourse has turned contentious, rancorous, and at times ugly. It now appears that five individuals are running as a block for the two open Town Council seats and three open School Board seats. This strategy is a ploy to control local government and ultimately will not serve the best interests of our town. We need balance and broad representation. We have all seen the dysfunction stemming from party politics at the state and national level and we must not let it happen here. I hope that Falmouth voters will consider the merits of all candidates as individuals and vote accordingly.