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  • Forecaster Forum: Quality schools are vital to Portland's success

    I recently gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council. The report provides an opportunity each year to let the community know how we’re doing as a school district and where we’re headed. This year, I began the report with an important premise: The ...

  • The Right View: Schools coerce parents over testing

    The scary letters have been coming to parents from superintendents and school boards as Smarter Balanced testing is either in progress, or about to get underway. "Maine law requires public schools to have all students in grades three through eight and grade 11 participate in the Maine Educ...

  • Letter: Yes on Falmouth Question 1

    People of Falmouth, don't let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity slip away because of short-sighted thinking and scare tactics. Think long term. Think of a library with children's teen, adult and reference sections; with expanded access to computers, where there is dry storage space,meeting room...

  • Letter: Berry for Falmouth Town Council

    I am writing to endorse Jonathan Berry for a seat on the Falmouth Town Council. I believe that Jonathan will bring insightful analysis, common-sense leadership and personal integrity to the work of the town. I am proud to call Jonathan my friend and law partner. He has consistently struck...

  • Letter: Pierce, Orestis for Falmouth council

    As my second and final term on the Falmouth Town Council draws to a close, I offer the following election endorsements: Teresa Pierce and Chris Orestis. Pierce has made tremendous contributions during her first term and will build on those in her second. Orestis is a local businessman and he w...

  • Letter: Former councilors for Falmouth Question 1

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we recognize the need to be fiscally prudent with taxpayers’ money. We also recognize that there is something sorely lacking in this great town, something that has been needed for a very long time. Falmouth needs a central place where all residents can co...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    We were thrilled to learn that Falmouth was recently honored as one of the best places to "live and learn" in the nation. While this is certainly outstanding news it is not time to rest on our laurels. We will vote for Karyl Hazard for School Board because it is a vote that is sure to continue Fa...

  • Letter: Falmouth fortunate to have O'Shea

    In recent months, the Falmouth school business manager, Dan O’Shea, has faced accusations questioning his personal ethics and professional conduct. These actions are completely unfounded. We are fortunate to have civil servants, such as O’Shea, who perform their jobs with a true sense... 5

  • Letter: Tucker for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to show my support for Lucy Tucker on her decision to run for the Falmouth School Board. I have known Lucy for all of the seven years we have lived here. She has always been knowledgeable about our town and schools and is very supportive of our school system. Her father, an educat...

  • Letter: Kirby for Falmouth council

    On June 14, citizens of Falmouth will have the privilege to elect Pat Kirby to serve them, their families and their Falmouth businesses as a member of the Falmouth Town Council. Our Town Council creates vision for our community, provides leadership and stewardship for the citizens of Falmouth, ou...