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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • 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: 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: 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...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    As a former Falmouth School Board member, I am writing to endorse Eydie Pryzant’s candidacy for the School Board. For years, Eydie has demonstrated her commitment to the welfare of our school system: she has participated in the public debate of nearly every substantive issue involving our...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce in Falmouth

    I am writing to express my strong support of Teresa Pierce’s re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. During her three years on the council she has demonstrated her ability to strike a good balance between creative vision and pragmatism. She works collaboratively across groups to honor th...