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  • Letter: Unimpressed by Yarmouth rep's challenger

    At the Yarmouth Transfer Station, I recently encountered Rick Snow, a Republican politician running against Democratic state Rep. Janice Cooper in House District 27. I told him I thought Janice is a smart, hard-working person doing a great job for Yarmouth. Snow stated he that he&rs...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 1 to end bear baiting

    Gov. Baxter shared his father’s belief that animals deserve fair treatment at the hand of man; that a man degrades and betrays himself when he practices cruelty upon them. ("Maine, A Narrative History," Rolde, 301.) Ethical hunting means fair chase, not a close shot at a creature hav...

  • Letter: Rural area wrong place for Falmouth cell tower

    I have deep concerns about Verizon’s request to rezone a section of Field Road from residential/farm to commercial so that it can erect a 120-foot cell tower and power station. This would be a drastic deviation from Falmouth’s Open Space Plan, which states the No. 1 goal is to retain ...

  • Letter: Vote yes for a modern library in Falmouth

    As a former trustee of Falmouth Memorial Library, I am pleased the Town Council voted unanimously to put a bond referendum for a much-needed library expansion on the November ballot. The current library is inadequate and there are structural concerns. Parts of the basement have standing water res...

  • Letter: It takes a liberal to know a liberal

    It didn't take long to realize that Julie MacDonald-Smith's columns were short on substance and long on trying to depict liberals as the enemies of all things American that conservatives wish for in a political opponent. But her Sept. 5 column ("Mutual Tolerance is not an option") still managed t...

  • Letter: Pierce will provide support for environment

    Falmouth is very fortunate to have Democrat Teresa Pierce running in state House District 44 in November. Teresa is a dedicated supporter of the environment and knows its value as quality of life to Maine citizens and as an economic driver across the state. During her recent tenure on the Falmout...

  • Letter: Support expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library

    I am in favor of the Falmouth Memorial Library expansion. The current site is next to the business district, where the library belongs. The design is appropriate. It keeps the good and replaces the outdated. The volume level will go from the noisy children’s center through an expanded compu...

  • Letter: Byrnes pushed Bath arts center in new direction

    As the Chocolate Church Arts Center embarks on the 2014-2015 performance season, it is appropriate to publicly thank outgoing President Joe Byrnes for his support of CCAC. A little over a year ago, CCAC was in dire financial straits and the community was threatened with the loss of its ico...

  • Letter: Vote for Snow in House District 47

    On Nov. 4, residents of Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island will have an important choice to make regarding which legislative candidate receives their vote. As a voter in House District 47, I am proudly announcing my support for Republican Rick Snow. Rick is a small-business owner w...

  • Letter: Bond referendum will transform Falmouth library

    I was thrilled to watch the Falmouth Town Council vote unanimously in support of a Nov. 4 bond referendum to borrow up to $2.8 million for the renovation of Falmouth Memorial Library. I plan to vote wholeheartedly in favor of this bond. I am the mother of two adolescent children and currently the...