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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson to Falmouth School Board

    We are writing to ask voters to re-elect Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. In her first term, Analiese showed that she was willing to do the hard work needed to obtain fantastic educational results while exercising fiscal restraint. Analiese spent three years on the Finance Commit...

  • Letter: Vote for Orestis in Falmouth

    I am writing to endorse Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris made the effort to come by my house to speak with me and I was impressed. He has experience in public service and is energetic and enthusiastic about serving Falmouth. I was particularly struck with Chris's desire to collabora...

  • Letter: Question 1 speaks to Falmouth's heart

    I was raised in Falmouth and went to school in the buildings involved in the Question 1 proposal. My mom was the assistant librarian at Plummer-Motz, and many community members were involved in building the outdoor classroom there, in her memory. So I have a lot of emotion invested in this...

  • Letter: Orestis, Pierce for Falmouth council

    I am encouraging my neighbors to cast their votes for Chris Orestis and Councilor Teresa Pierce for Falmouth Town Council. Chris and Teresa stand for fiscal responsibility, maintaining strong community services, and encouraging smart growth planning and sensible environmental policies to preserv...

  • Letter: Vote for a bright future in Falmouth

    My family and I love living in Falmouth. So I'm excited about the upcoming election, a great opportunity to move forward on a thriving future for our town. I'm glad Theresa Pierce is running for re-election for Town Council and a top-notch candidate, Chris Orestis, for the vacant seat. Both are ...

  • Letter: Past leaders back Falmouth library move

    As past presidents of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, we would like to express our support for Question 1. The existing library does not meet the needs of the community. As much as people have strong sentiments for building, it needs major renovations to make it work. Duri...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    Eydie Pryzant has shown a deep interest on educational issues. She was a leader in defeating the school consolidation referendum. In 2009, Eydie was given the Friend of Education Award by Falmouth teachers for her many contributions to the students and staff of the Falmouth Schools. Her ha...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce to Falmouth council

    I have had the pleasure of working with Teresa Pierce for several years on the board of the Falmouth Education Foundation. Teresa is hard-working and selfless, serving as the president of FEF to raise private funds to support innovative programs in the arts, athletics, and academics for the chil...