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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    We have known Jan Andrews for many years and we know that she would be an excellent member of the Falmouth School Board. Her practical experience in raising her six children has kept her closely involved in Falmouth schools and town affairs. She is intelligent, committed and very knowledgeable a...

  • Letter: SAD 51 should close Drowne Road School

    SAD 51 would like to close the Drowne Road School and save the taxpayers of Cumberland and North Yarmouth $245,000 in operational costs from the 2011-2012 budget. Please vote yes on June 14. Last year I served on the sustainability committee which recommended the district repurpose the sch...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson to Falmouth School Board

    We are writing to ask voters to re-elect Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. In her first term, Analiese showed that she was willing to do the hard work needed to obtain fantastic educational results while exercising fiscal restraint. Analiese spent three years on the Finance Commit...

  • Letter: Vote for Orestis in Falmouth

    I am writing to endorse Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris made the effort to come by my house to speak with me and I was impressed. He has experience in public service and is energetic and enthusiastic about serving Falmouth. I was particularly struck with Chris's desire to collabora...

  • Letter: Question 1 speaks to Falmouth's heart

    I was raised in Falmouth and went to school in the buildings involved in the Question 1 proposal. My mom was the assistant librarian at Plummer-Motz, and many community members were involved in building the outdoor classroom there, in her memory. So I have a lot of emotion invested in this...

  • Letter: Orestis, Pierce for Falmouth council

    I am encouraging my neighbors to cast their votes for Chris Orestis and Councilor Teresa Pierce for Falmouth Town Council. Chris and Teresa stand for fiscal responsibility, maintaining strong community services, and encouraging smart growth planning and sensible environmental policies to preserv...

  • Letter: Vote for a bright future in Falmouth

    My family and I love living in Falmouth. So I'm excited about the upcoming election, a great opportunity to move forward on a thriving future for our town. I'm glad Theresa Pierce is running for re-election for Town Council and a top-notch candidate, Chris Orestis, for the vacant seat. Both are ...

  • Letter: Past leaders back Falmouth library move

    As past presidents of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, we would like to express our support for Question 1. The existing library does not meet the needs of the community. As much as people have strong sentiments for building, it needs major renovations to make it work. Duri...