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Opinion

  • Letter: Back the SAD 51 budget, school plan

    As a Cumberland resident and a former School Board member, I encourage citizen support of the proposed 2011-12 SAD 51 budget and the associated recommendation to close Drowne Road School. The budget calls for an operating increase of 1.62 percent, particularly modest in light of three years of f...

  • Letter: Help prevent plastic litter

    Usually when a person bites into a steaming hot lobster during a local shore dinner, they probably aren’t thinking about plastic. But that large metal pot of boiling water has acted as a catalyst to release toxins into all of that delicious meat. But why am I talking about plastics? Some pl...

  • Letter: Larson, Tucker for Falmouth schools

    As long-term Falmouth residents, parents of current Falmouth public school students, property owners and property taxpayers, we appreciate the value a strong school system brings to our town. Analiese Larson and Lucy Tucker also understand this. Both Analiese and Lucy recognize the difficulties ...

  • Letter: Hazard hopes to guide Falmouth schools

    My husband and I both grew up in Yarmouth and after a decade living in Boston, we moved back to Maine seven years ago with our newborn daughter. We chose to make Falmouth our home because of its strong sense of community and excellent school system. With an MBA and 16 years of business experienc...

  • Letter: Survey suggests direction for Falmouth

    Falmouth takes a proactive approach to economic development and creating a strategic vision for our shared future as a community. For example, in October 2010 the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee released a survey of residents asking them how they felt about our town today and where to imp...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor urges no on 1

    It’s sad to see what has happened to Falmouth in the last few years. A friendly town has become polarized. I’m not sure when it started. Was it the more stringent development rules? Was it the extended boundaries around vernal pools? Was it the cry for a “Town Center”?...

  • Letter: Inspired by Question 1 in Falmouth

    I am excited by the opportunity provided by Question 1 on the Falmouth ballot on June 14.  If this referendum passes, we will have a town center providing a community center with classes for adults and children, located next to a larger library especially adapted for the needs of all ages. M...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Orestis on council

    Falmouth is fortunate to have an individual as experienced and passionate as Chris Orestis running for Town Council. I am a fiscal conservative with an economics degree and more than 20 years experience as an investment banker. Chris and I share a viewpoint of financially responsible management...

  • Letter: Falmouth already has a library plan

    A letter last week referenced a 20-year time frame for e-book impact. Councilor Bonnie Rodden forced a 20-year prediction from the library's nationally recognized consultant, Nolan Lushington, who said multiple times that he was not comfortable predicting past five years because the impact of e-...

  • Letter: Falmouth numbers don't add up

    The Falmouth Town Council has managed to do the impossible. They declare that we can spend $5.6 million on a new town center with no increase in our taxes. A neat trick, but it just isn’t so. The properties are only available thanks to a new elementary school, which by the way will raise ...