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Opinion

  • Superintendent's Notebook: School system structural changes lead to new expectations

    My first year as Portland’s superintendent of schools is done, finis, completed. It’s been an adventure, a challenge and a thrill to be home again in Portland, working on behalf of my 1973 classmates’ grandchildren (ouch) as well as all of the other children attending the Portl...

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth facilities plan a long story, short on referendum timing

    Clearly the two-year work of the Falmouth Facilities Planning Committee is complete. Its recommendation for the most expensive of 10 known options to build no less than Falmouth’s third “town center” is on the table. However, the work of the Town Council, and the thousands of ot...

  • Letter: Brunswick councilor's concern misplaced

    Brunswick Town Council Vice Chairwoman Deborah Atwood, an at-large member, said she doubted her ability to support Kestrel Aircraft's bid to take up residence on the redeveloped BNAS due to Alan Klapmeier's previous involvement with military drone development. Voicing such concerns at this early ...

  • Letter: Put Falmouth facilities plan to a vote

    I am very excited about the proposal for a Falmouth "Town Center" – a new community center, expanded library and Town Hall on the site of the soon to be vacated elementary schools. I have three young children who are very excited by this possibility as well. I have many friends who feel t...

  • Letter: Richard is right for Falmouth

    If you haven’t met Mark Richard, do yourself a favor and make it a point to do so. Mark is running for state representative in Falmouth. He is accomplished and energetic and is eager to help Maine’s economy get back on track. Mark has many attributes. One that certainly pro...

  • Letter: Reject the Falmouth facilities proposal

    The Falmouth Facilities Committee is urging the Town Council to adopt its recommendations for new use of the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools and land as a "new" town center. The center would contain the library, Town Hall and recreation center, maybe more. Admirable aspirations, but is it j...

  • Letter: Richard for Falmouth state rep

    I am writing in support of Mark Richard for our Falmouth state representative. He is a Maine native, born and brought up here. He has served his country and is a small business owner. He will work to make Maine an easier place to do business by eliminating the taxes that burden companies. We ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer a valuable community asset

    Coming from a small town in Connecticut, where there was regular bus service to downtown New Haven, it was a surprise to find that the east side of Falmouth had no bus service. The Falmouth Flyer has been a most welcome addition to the amenities Falmouth has to offer. The Flyer is one more reason...

  • Letter: Hasty decision on Freeport TIF

    I had the opportunity to attend the Freeport Town Council meeting on Aug. 10 and the primary subject was amending the recent TIF application for movie theaters. For various reasons, including default by the prior movie vendor, the developers now plan a six-screen theater versus the original one. ...

  • Letter: Innes' foe says there ought to be a change

    It's with both amusement and deep concern that I read Melissa Walsh Innes’ announcement of her "There Ought To Be A Law" contest. Here we are, immersed in the most serious fiscal crisis in decades, and Inness wants to turn the legislative process into a game. And wow, the objective ... 1