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Opinion

  • Letter: In Falmouth, your land is my land

    Falmouth's Long Range Planning Advisory Committee issued recommendations. The Town Council’s guiding principles included “start with scientific principles” and “minimize impacts on land owners." The committee's report is empty, or worse, on both. No scientific data ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The (corporate) state of the union

    “For 12 years this nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing government. The nation looked to government but the government looked away. Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the ...

  • Probing Politics: Intentional or just a multi-million dollar mistake?

    Cuts in aid to education are impacting every community in the state. Teachers are facing layoffs and programs are being cut. School districts are discussing both spending reductions as well as increases in the already overburdened property tax. In the search for savings, one road that lead...

  • Short Relief: It's time for a Forest City food fight

    I just don’t watch enough TV. I have not been keeping up with the Kardashians. Am way behind on who is the next American Idol. Totally unappreciative of how many times Jack Bauer has saved civilization from devastation with only seconds to spare in his 24 hours. However, I do occa...

  • Letter: Anti-hunting conspiracy in North Yarmouth?

    Regarding North Yarmouth’s showdown over hunting, let me say hunting is a safe sport, more so than most other contact sports. According to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Association, for the period of 1990-2006, only two hunting incidents occurred in Maine where the victim was not a hunter. The...

  • Letter: Communication can open North Yarmouth land

    A story last week claimed that a “showdown looms over hunting in North Yarmouth.” In fact, the real issue is that too much private land in North Yarmouth is posted “no hunting.” As a result, hunters, sports teams, hikers and others are heading toward an unnecessary confl...

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer funding questioned

    Before Falmouth residents fill out their surveys regarding the use of their tax money, I hope I can share another side of the Falmouth Flyer with you. I live on Route 1, and the bus goes by my house 24 times a day, six days per week. When I see the bus, it is usually empty or nearly so, but that...

  • Letter: More tax, less revenue

    Regarding Chalmers Hardenbergh’s letter, “Let’s tax Les Otten," I caution him to consider the consequences of higher taxes in other states: People and businesses leave. From The Wall Street Journal, “Soak the Rich, Loose the Rich” (Arthur Laffer, May 18, 2009), f...

  • Letter: Gratitude from Yarmouth school nurses

    A sincere thank you from the Yarmouth school nurses to the many volunteers who helped us make our H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine clinics so successful. From the nurses who gave the shots, to the crowd-control experts, right down to the cheerful and enthusiastic volunteers who checked students in a...

  • Letter: Protect Falmouth property rights

    Why do some Falmouth town councilors want more land restrictions exceeding even state requirements – at what cost to property owners and taxpayers for enforcement – while we are already burdened with high taxes? If we don't stop some runaway councilors with their own agendas, F...