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Opinion

  • Letter: Falmouth firefighters to the rescue

    I'm writing on behalf of myself and my family to express our deep appreciation to the volunteers of the Falmouth Fire Department along with firefighters and emergency personnel from Westbrook for racing to our house on Brookside Drive in Falmouth on Sunday, May 24. We had a pretty bad fire, as ha...

  • 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: Falmouth council needs Farber, Kitchel

    Falmouth is fortunate to attract capable, thoughtful, hard-working and effective people to serve on its elected boards. Karen Farber and Ned Kitchel are both strong candidates for the Town Council. As a state legislator, I watched Karen lead a diverse group of people to a difficult and una...

  • Letter: Kitchel, Farber for Falmouth council

    With Town Council candidate Ned Kitchel we have an opportunity to bring back a member of the Falmouth community who once served in this important role, who understands the importance of listening carefully to all sides of an issue, who represents fairness, and who possesses keen common and busine...

  • Letter: Re-elect Conroy-Vella in Falmouth

    Please join me in supporting Deirdre Conroy-Vella for Falmouth School Board. Dee has served for three years and in that time has proved to be dedicated to making sure that Falmouth students continue to receive the best educational opportunities while continuing to be aware of the financial impact...

  • Letter: Han has the qualities for Falmouth board

    Voters in Falmouth have a great chance this year to elect a hard-working and conscientious candidate to the School Board. Cindy Han has significant volunteer experience in the school system and her three children are current Falmouth students or recent graduates. As the former chairwoman of the b...

  • Letter: Falmouth Town Council needs Winslow

    Falmouth and its Town Council are in desperate need of a dose of fiscal responsibility. The council seems to never see a project it wouldn’t fund. The undesignated fund, much of it from the sale of Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools, has been significantly depleted. And property owners ar...