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  • Policy Wonk: LePage’s need to scape-goat is overpowering

    The dictionary defines scape-goat as “a person or group bearing blame for others.” Food-stamp recipients, those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the long-term unemployed are all familiar with Gov. Paul LePage’s need to scape-goat. The governor...

  • Forecaster Forum: Quality schools 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 ...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    I met Eydie Pryzant almost 19 years ago when she moved to Maine with her husband and young son. As Eydie’s family grew, now three children ages 15 to 20, she immersed herself in the Falmouth schools as a parent volunteer. Throughout the years, Eydie has regularly attended School Board meet...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce in Falmouth

    We urge Falmouth voters to re-elect Teresa Pierce to theTown Council. Teresa has been a thoughtful and strategic councilor, working to balance the needs of individuals in our growing community with the pressures of business growth and development. Teresa’s input on developing the Route 1 ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson to Falmouth board

    Focus on the big picture with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Budget development experience. Ability to make hard decisions. Workhorse. Just a few of the qualities Analiese Larson brings to this year’s Falmouth School Board election. I know. As a past School Board membe...

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget meets needs

    Supporting a school budget is more than an annual appropriation; it is an investment in the future.  As a former superintendent of schools and educator for 35 years, I believe a strong correlation exists between the quality of education, and the future of our country. The SAD 51 Finan...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to extend my support for Falmouth School Board candidate Karyl Hazard. With three young children, Karyl plays an active role in the school system and stays up to date on all the important issues. She attends many board meetings and often shares her thoughts publicly. One of Karyl'...

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget deserves support

    The budget approved by the SAD 51 Board of Directors that will be considered by the voters on June 9 at the public vote and June 14 at the polls is consistent with our community. Based upon high graduation rates, student achievement measures, and college matriculation rates, our school dis...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 costs aren't realistic

    If you want a Falmouth Community Center immediately then vote no on Question 1. Matter of fact, if the question was only about the Community Center, we wouldn’t need a referendum. The town has allocated $900,000 to bring the building up to code. We could start programs there immediately.

  • Letter: Approve the Falmouth school budget

    I have been an educator for 15 years, teaching software developers how to build Web applications, teaching aspiring pilots how to fly airplanes, and teaching Fortune 100 companies how to transform their business processes. Whether learning happens in a school or a corporation, high-quality educa...