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  • Capitol Notebook: Trying to break Maine’s bottle bill

    A few weeks ago, several middle-school students holding a bottle drive arrived at my doorstep to raise money for their sports team. Fortunately, I had a full bag to give them. Bottle drives, redemption centers, and the bottles that are left out on trash pickup night for folks to take and r...

  • The Universal Notebook: A Portland Museum of Art Biennial beef

    The Portland Museum of Art Biennial has become an important exhibition of new Maine art. This year it will be held from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, 2016, but it is already generating controversy because of the way the artists were selected. The exhibition is underwritten by a bequest from the estate...

  • Letter: No on 1 is Falmouth's real gamble

    Voting yes on Question 1 provides Falmouth with an invaluable chance to shape our future. As a former town councilor, I am surprised by the tone and position of some of the opponents of Question 1 in Falmouth, many of whom I normally consider to have sound business judgment and strong community...

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget deserves support

    Consistent with SAD 51’s goal of continuously improving its excellent teaching and learning environment, Cumberland and North Yarmouth voted overwhelmingly in 2006 to authorize the renovation and expansion of Greely High School. This project has already provided a substantial return on inve...

  • Letter: Falmouth library has outgrown its home

    I lived in Falmouth for 25 years, and my long relationship with Falmouth Memorial Library began when my family first visited the library in 1981. I was honored to be appointed a library trustee in 1993. The library board soon realized that the building we all loved no longer served our needs. B...

  • Letter: Falmouth library doesn't need more shelf space

    I have listened to both sides of this story, read the consultant’s report and have come to the conclusion that the need for additional space (and hence moving the library to Lunt School) is based on outdated formulas that merely calculate storage of book volumes based on population. ...

  • Letter: Maine should warn cell phone users

    My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 34. Two weeks ago we testified at our state capital to get warning labels on cell phones in Maine. I have researched this for a little over a year now and I am disgusted with what has been hidden from the public. It is a shame the Energy, ...

  • Letter: Falmouth teacher urges vote wisely

    In classrooms at the elementary level every day we encourage our children to be caring citizens that work on problems in cooperative ways as they are learning and working. We encourage them to treat each other respectfully even when they are angry or feel they have been wronged. We discourage unn...

  • Letter: East End developer deserves scrutiny

    The India Street Neighborhood Association has very good reason to be skeptical of any pledge by Village at Oceangate principal Demetri Dansco. He claims his company has heard the concerns of the neighbors and is "100 percent determined to make a positive impact on the neighborhood by doing a bett...

  • 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...