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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: Writer wrong about Falmouth school design

    Lisa Preney misunderstands the Educational Specifications for Falmouth's new elementary school when she concludes in her May 12 letter that the new school's library offsets the needs, or replaces any functions, of the Falmouth Memorial Library. The new elementary school was designed to per...

  • Letter: Referendum a wise investment in Falmouth library

    Because I serve our town and the Falmouth Memorial Library as a member of the board of trustees, I want to thank the Town Council for the opportunity to ask Falmouth citizens to vote on the referendum that will provide needed space for the library. A look at the monthly calendar will show you the...

  • Letter: Orestis for Falmouth council

    This June, Falmouth voters have important choices to make about the future of our community. We have an outstanding town, recently recognized for excellence in Forbes magazine. But we must not become complacent. We must continue to invest in our future and we must elect strong leaders to guide...

  • Letter: Fire station sale good for Falmouth

    The town of Falmouth had some great news last week. The Pleasant Hill Fire Station was sold to an architect who recognizes its charm and history in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. It was also good news for financing the “Town Center” plan to renovate the elementary schools into...

  • Letter: Falmouth Town Council needs Kirby

    I know and have personally worked with Pat Kirby. Therefore, I would like to describe her to the citizens of Falmouth, who have yet to meet her. Some of us know about her diverse professional background ranging from a police officer and the first female homicide detective in a large city police d...

  • Letter: Kirby for Falmouth Town Council

    As a lifelong resident of Maine and a new home owner in Falmouth, I believe in strong fiscal responsibility for our town and in our candidates for Town Council. That is why I am supporting Pat Kirby. I have conducted numerous business dealings with Pat and know that she understands the value of ...

  • Letter: Falmouth candidate explains guilty plea

    Thank you for the Town Council verifying what we all knew already, I’m qualified to be a candidate for School Board. My lawyer, David Van Dyke, failed to disclose his relationship with Peter DeTroy, to get me to plead guilty a second time to a charge that I would unlikely commit. Th...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    I enthusiastically support Karyl Hazard’s campaign for the Falmouth School Board. I am a native of Falmouth and attended Falmouth schools from K-12. Falmouth’s schools are second to none, and for generations they have been preparing our kids for success after graduation. Kary...