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Opinion

  • Letter: Don't let Falmouth give away green

    On Lunt Road, between the Mason-Motz building where Falmouth’s community programs are now located, and the former Lunt School, is Falmouth’s new Town Green. The lawn is ready for a gazebo to be built and a holiday tree to be planted. In 2012, the town, as part of its sale to Oc...

  • Letter: There is no legal right to a view

    I lived in Portland during the 1980s and moved back to the peninsula eight years ago. The group Save the Soul of Portland is running a ridiculous campaign to legislate easements for private views of the harbor benefiting of a small number of landowners on Munjoy Hill. These folks purchased teneme...

  • Letter: State senator disloyal to clammers

    I always thought that our legislators at least attempted to represent the best interests of their constituents. And state Sen. Linda Baker, R-Topsham, initially appeared to do just that. The Maine Clammers Association strongly supported the bill to protect our clam flats and the over 1,500...

  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Brunswick Sewer District needs your vote

    The Brunswick Town Council has authorized the Brunswick Sewer District to seek legislation to amend its charter to increase the debt limit from $20 million to $25 million to fund the $22 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment facility. The charter amendment became law on May 03. However, it ...

  • The Right View: A student testing battle won, but the war continues

    Last week was very good for opponents of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Smarter Balanced is the nightmare of testing that parents are opting their kids out of in droves all over the country, including here in Maine. WCSH reported these Maine Education Association numbers for t...

  • Letter: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I support Cindy Han for Falmouth School Board. As a town councilor I stand witness to the diligence the School Board applies to the essential work of stewarding our schools. In addition to their passion for quality public education, I have seen how the intelligence, maturity and prudence of its m...

  • The Universal Notebook: The phantom punch heard round the world

    Back in March I had lunch in Portland with artist Charlie Hewitt and filmmaker Gary Robinov of White Dog Arts to discuss a film they wanted to make. I listened to the story they wanted to tell and went home that night and wrote it all down for them. “On the evening of February 21, 20...

  • Letter: Farber deserves re-election to Falmouth council

    Please join me in voting for Karen Farber to continue her good work on the Falmouth Town Council for a second term. Karen has contributed her time to better Falmouth for years: on the School Board, on the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee, and on the Town Council, just to name a few of he...

  • Letter: Farber, Kitchel for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth is fortunate to have two highly qualified individuals running for Town Council. Karen Farber is running for re-election. As chairwoman of the council this past year, she has brought a balanced approach to issues facing our community, advocating to broaden our business districts, p...