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  • 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...

  • No Sugar Added: Teaching our children to lie

    Recently, I was presented the opportunity for an exciting business meeting in New York City. Fortunately, my daughter Ophelia was home on college break and available to watch her siblings, thereby saving me the vast and unwelcome expense of a babysitter for two overnights. School morning N...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland school cafeteria waste doesn't go to waste

    Even small acts can have a big impact. Last fall, students at three of Portland’s public schools began discarding their breakfast and lunch leftovers in a new way. Instead of dumping food, drinks, tin foil, plastic bottles, cardboard and napkins into the trash, they began separating...

  • Letter: Freeport soccer proposal serves greater good

    It has been my experience that no matter what is proposed some will oppose it. First it is usually "not in my back yard," or "it will change the neighborhood," or "I'll have to look at it from my house." One has to ask two questions: what good will come of it, and how will it impact our co...

  • Letter: Giving credit to Cumberland credit union

    Recently, the folks at the new credit union in Cumberland, Atlantic Regional Federal, were very helpful, and I’d like to thank them. We were having trouble finding an institution to count and process the thousands of pennies and other coins we’d collected as a result of our schools&rs...

  • Letter: Don't change zoning for Freeport soccer proposal

    I think it is time for the Freeport Town Council to stop considering zoning changes to accommodate the proposed indoor-outdoor soccer complex near Hedgehog Mountain. The 62,000-square-foot soccer building would be as large as the Shaw’s supermarket in Freeport, and the proposed location is...

  • Letter: Community effort buoys Yarmouth pantry

    The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry is pleased to recognize the overwhelming generosity from our community that helped make this holiday season brighter for our neighbors in need. Significant donations were received from students at the Yarmouth schools, local businesses and service organizations,...

  • Letter: Opinion based on 'revisionist history'

    Luke Seitz's recent letter states "This country was not founded as a Christian nation." True, there is revisionist history under way that seeks to promote our founding fathers as secular... 1

  • Letter: Christianity doesn't exclude non-heterosexuals

    We object to the suggestion in a recent letter that a non-heterosexual identity is incompatible with Christianity. We have not heard that espoused at our church, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. The message we have received – one we believe entirely consistent with Christ’s teac... 1