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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: Hazard hopes to guide Falmouth schools

    My husband and I both grew up in Yarmouth and after a decade living in Boston, we moved back to Maine seven years ago with our newborn daughter. We chose to make Falmouth our home because of its strong sense of community and excellent school system. With an MBA and 16 years of business experienc...

  • Letter: Survey suggests direction for Falmouth

    Falmouth takes a proactive approach to economic development and creating a strategic vision for our shared future as a community. For example, in October 2010 the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee released a survey of residents asking them how they felt about our town today and where to imp...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor urges no on 1

    It’s sad to see what has happened to Falmouth in the last few years. A friendly town has become polarized. I’m not sure when it started. Was it the more stringent development rules? Was it the extended boundaries around vernal pools? Was it the cry for a “Town Center”?...

  • Letter: Inspired by Question 1 in Falmouth

    I am excited by the opportunity provided by Question 1 on the Falmouth ballot on June 14.  If this referendum passes, we will have a town center providing a community center with classes for adults and children, located next to a larger library especially adapted for the needs of all ages. M...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Orestis on council

    Falmouth is fortunate to have an individual as experienced and passionate as Chris Orestis running for Town Council. I am a fiscal conservative with an economics degree and more than 20 years experience as an investment banker. Chris and I share a viewpoint of financially responsible management...

  • Letter: Falmouth already has a library plan

    A letter last week referenced a 20-year time frame for e-book impact. Councilor Bonnie Rodden forced a 20-year prediction from the library's nationally recognized consultant, Nolan Lushington, who said multiple times that he was not comfortable predicting past five years because the impact of e-...

  • Letter: Falmouth numbers don't add up

    The Falmouth Town Council has managed to do the impossible. They declare that we can spend $5.6 million on a new town center with no increase in our taxes. A neat trick, but it just isn’t so. The properties are only available thanks to a new elementary school, which by the way will raise ...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    We will soon be voting for three School Board members in Falmouth. I know of one candidate who should be at the top of everyone’s list: Eydie Pryzant. Eydie is mother to three children who have greatly benefited from the fine programs offered by our schools. She has demonstrated her appre...