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Opinion

  • Letter: Grateful for Falmouth bus leadership

    As an early enthusiast of bus transportation from Portland to Falmouth, I would like to congratulate the many people who have guided our relationship to the Metro system. Of special interest to me is our new state status and being known from now on as an inherent part of the greater Portland sy...

  • Letter: Beem is wrong about marriage, religion

    "Gay marriage not a religious issue"? Marriage (as defined) has been a religious ceremony for centuries and it is quite appropriate that religious leaders speak up in its defense. Edgar Allen Beem's suggestion that "we would all be better off" if the churches would just see ... 1

  • Letter: The point of Tea Parties

    Tom Foley sounds like a patriotic American, but his letter misses the true meaning behind the Tea Parties. The Tea Parties were intended to make a statement about the egregious government power-grab, and the unprecedented growth in the federal budget deficit. It is not as much about the tax inc...

  • Letter: Thanks for the Falmouth Dialogue

    I want to express my sincerest appreciation to all of the 300-plus students, parents, staff and community members who participated in our Community Dialogue IV. The afternoon was, I believe, a huge success and feedback from participants has been very positive. It never ceases to amaze me what...

  • Letter: Brunswick's shame

    I know neither Mike Ouellet nor Councilor Karen Klatt, but what is evident to me is that in the search for political one-upsmanship, Klatt has foregone her duty to do what is right for the people and has made a mockery of an organization charged with leading the town of Brunswick. Whether you ...

  • Forecaster Forum: When you're in a hole, there's no easy way out

    The recently approved budget for the town of Falmouth ($10 million) and its schools ($25 million) will amount to approximately $35 million for the coming year. That means there will be no increase in this coming year's tax rate ($12.35 per $1,000 of valuation) if Falmouth residents vote to vali...

  • Letter: Firefighter's accusers must testify

    A comment by a spokesman for Cumberland Police Department in the April 23 story "Cumberland-Portland firefighter's trial expected in May" is particularly worrisome: "... Police are hopeful, though not confident, that the alleged victims will not be asked to testify." The ri...

  • Letter: Cost, risk of workforce housing

    There is a workforce housing project being proposed for the town of Falmouth. Forty-eight units will be located next to the "new" police station. In theory, affordable housing sounds fine. However, concentrated development in this particular area promotes sprawl. Questions includ...

  • Reporter's Notebook: Investigative journalism's last gasp?

    The reporter wanted to know how Mark Benjamin persuaded the mother of slain Pfc. Albert Nelson to talk. Within seconds, Benjamin, a writer for Salon.com, is borrowing a pen. He snatches a handout from the May 1 in...

  • Letter: The imaginary gun show loophole

    Edgar Allen Beem wrote "Maine Citizens against Handgun Violence brought Tom Mauser to Maine to testify on behalf of LD 814. Mauser's son Daniel was killed in the 1999 Columbine school massacre by a student wielding a gun purchased legally at a gun show, so if he couldn't persuade the Maine... 7