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Opinion

  • Letter: Salvation Army isn't charitable to all

    Having just read Kate Bucklin's article on VIA Group's efforts to promote the Salvation Army, I feel that some pertinent information was omitted. The Salvation Army, contrary to popular opinion, is not a charitable organization. It is a fundamentalist religious denomination that has helped spon...

  • The Universal Notebook: Falling $%# over a teakettle

    Something told me that I was going to come to regret spending an entire day of what's left of my life looking for a yellow teakettle, but I just couldn't help myself. It doesn't happen very often anymore, but when I was a kid I used to get these fixations on things I just had to have and I coul... 2

  • Letter: Marriage God's realm, not man's

    Edgar Beem concluded his May 8 column by stating that homosexuality is not a sin. It appears he is either quite ignorant of what the Bible teaches, or he has chosen not to believe the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, homosexuality is listed as a sin.  Marriage was in... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth workforce housing lacks sense

    Here's another take on the issue of Falmouth's workforce housing: Only the government would be considering building housing when the real estate-for-sale inventory is at an all-time high. Only a government would be considering adding more housing to a market while the price of housing is dropping....

  • The Universal Notebook: The Class of '67 at 60: Games, dancing optional

    Back in 1967, I was way too cool to bother with anything as Mickey Mouse as a high school yearbook or class ring. I'm sure I must have gone to the senior prom, but I honestly don't remember it. So why is it that 42 years later I'm spending a lot of my free time trying to track down my old Westb...

  • 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: Chase for Falmouth council

    I am writing to urge voters to support Fred Chase for the Falmouth Town Council. Fred was a councilor in the 1970s, when I served Falmouth as town manager. He was an outstanding councilor with a common-sense approach to the issues of that time. I am certain that same approach would apply toda...

  • 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...