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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Letter: Brunswick residents deserve better from ZBA

    Emily Guerin effectively captures neighbors' concerns over the train maintenance facility planned for Brunswick ("Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board," May 25, 2011). No one buys a home near railroad tracks without expecting train traffic, and most are happy to see...

  • Letter: Jones seeks votes in Yarmouth

    My name is Philip Jones and I'm running for the School Committee in Yarmouth. My wife, children and I moved here from New York 3 1/2 years ago, and a major factor in our choosing Yarmouth was the quality of the schools. We were impressed by the academic excellence that was a priority, but equal...

  • Letter: Vote to end Falmouth's liberal legacy

    The upcoming Falmouth town elections are critical. For most of the 15 years I have lived here, the direction of the town committees, led by “progressive liberals” effectively forced town councils to raise taxes for wants, not needs. But recent council elections of fiscal conservativ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library overcrowding a fact of life

    My family adores the Falmouth Memorial Library. That is why I support its relocation. During the past several years, it has become clear that the children/young adult area is far insufficient for the number of children that it serves. My family has even chosen to leave the library a few ...

  • Letter: No room for vandalism in Falmouth campaign

    Recently I noticed that a political sign on Lunt Road in Falmouth has been vandalized. The sign opposes Question 1, and has been spray-painted to the point of illegibility on one side. I am a volunteer with the Yes on 1 campaign. I speak for the entire campaign when I denounce this vandali...

  • Letter: Orestis offers Falmouth unique choice

    I am writing in support of Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris will be a forceful voice for sensible governance in Falmouth. His experience in the political arena combined with his entrepreneurial spirit offer a unique set of skills that will benefit Falmouth as we strive to ensure t...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 is about community

    My husband grew up in Falmouth, and our family decided to return here with our family because it is a wonderful community. We love the idea of having a central place to congregate with our friends and neighbors. We understand that the logistics of finding space for local programming have become m...

  • Letter: Orestis for Falmouth council

    As a 15-year Falmouth resident and life-long Republican, I am supporting Chris Orestis for Town Council. Chris understands that though we live in a wealthy town, not all of us are wealthy. He believes in growth and development that can pay for and sustain itself. The new school is a done deal and...