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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: SAD 51 budget meets needs

    Supporting a school budget is more than an annual appropriation; it is an investment in the future.  As a former superintendent of schools and educator for 35 years, I believe a strong correlation exists between the quality of education, and the future of our country. The SAD 51 Finan...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to extend my support for Falmouth School Board candidate Karyl Hazard. With three young children, Karyl plays an active role in the school system and stays up to date on all the important issues. She attends many board meetings and often shares her thoughts publicly. One of Karyl'...

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget deserves support

    The budget approved by the SAD 51 Board of Directors that will be considered by the voters on June 9 at the public vote and June 14 at the polls is consistent with our community. Based upon high graduation rates, student achievement measures, and college matriculation rates, our school dis...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 costs aren't realistic

    If you want a Falmouth Community Center immediately then vote no on Question 1. Matter of fact, if the question was only about the Community Center, we wouldn’t need a referendum. The town has allocated $900,000 to bring the building up to code. We could start programs there immediately.

  • Letter: Approve the Falmouth school budget

    I have been an educator for 15 years, teaching software developers how to build Web applications, teaching aspiring pilots how to fly airplanes, and teaching Fortune 100 companies how to transform their business processes. Whether learning happens in a school or a corporation, high-quality educa...

  • Letter: Pryzant's pledge to Falmouth voters

    I am running for the Falmouth School Board and would appreciate your support. I have three children who have gone through the Falmouth school system. One has graduated and two currently are attending Falmouth High School. Over a 10-year period, I volunteered in the elementary and m...

  • Letter: No free ride in Falmouth

    Please vote no on Question 1 relating to the Falmouth library move to the Plummer/Motz-Lunt site, which includes other costly items to Falmouth residents. If anyone truly believes this is a freebie ("tax neutral") then I have a bridge I'd like to sell them. Our real estate taxes are alre...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    I am very happy to give my support to Jan Andrews for Falmouth School Board. My interactions with Jan over the last few years have shown her to be a very level-headed, thoughtful person, willing to consider viewpoints other than her own. And I have no doubt she will bring those traits to the Fal...