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  • Letter: Headline lacked sympathy for Falmouth family

    I was disappointed to see the front-page headline regarding a Falmouth house fire in the Nov. 20 Northern edition ("Police suspect bath salts ...

  • Letter: McLean grateful for re-election to Maine House

    I was honored and humbled to have been re-elected by the people of Gorham and Scarborough to represent Maine House District 27. I am deeply grateful for the faith and trust that you have placed in me. Since my first campaign for the Maine House in 2012, I have knocked on nearly 7,000 doors...

  • Letter: People make difference at Falmouth library

    On behalf of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, I wish to express our sincere thanks to everyone involved in rectifying the sprinkler system malfunction that led to the water damage at the library. The members of BNI, meeting in the library at the time of the discovery, went above ...

  • Letter: Falmouth schools lucky to have O'Shea

    We are really fortunate in Falmouth to have such a talented person as Dan O’Shea as our school district's director of finance and operations. When I first joined the School Board six years ago, we were just trying to get on the list for renovation of one of our elementary schools. D...

  • Letter: Ranked choice means better choices

    The city of Portland, in choosing ranked choice, is taking a serious and important step to update our representative democracy. Voters can choose the people they truly prefer, without the fear of voting for a spoiler. Columnist Halsey Frank, former chairman of the Republican City Committ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Yes on 1, no on voter suppression

    On Nov. 8, Question 1 on your ballot will read, “Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election?” Unless you are a corporate big-wig or a member of the mone... 22

  • Short Relief: Why elect a mayor of Portland when a cheerleader will do?

    I am not a fan of the newly created position of elected mayor of Portland because I think it lacks the power needed to lead. Nor am I a fan of the ranked-choice voting that will be used to choose that mayor. It’s difficult and time-consuming to get to know 15 candidates for one offi... 1

  • No Sugar Added: Making the breast of a sticky situation

    There are times in every woman’s life when she imagines there are benefits to being a man. One of these times is when she goes in for her yearly mammogram – a procedure that is unpleasant, and akin to having one’s earlobes squeezed between two cold, hard pieces of designer ...

  • Letter: Falmouth supper a lesson in civics

    I witnessed the best face of Falmouth at the Harvest Supper last Thursday, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, to benefit Falmouth’s Food Pantry. Attendance and donations and commitments made should exceed, appropriately, prior years. The turnout was heartwarming, showing how Fal...

  • Letter: Elect Corthell in Scarborough

    I have known Kerry Corthell to be a hard worker for the townspeople of Scarborough. She is very informed on the issues that continually arise that the town has to grapple with, and gives careful thought to sustainable solutions. She has created an informative e-newsletter of Scarborough town mee...