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  • Letter: Han has the qualities for Falmouth board

    Voters in Falmouth have a great chance this year to elect a hard-working and conscientious candidate to the School Board. Cindy Han has significant volunteer experience in the school system and her three children are current Falmouth students or recent graduates. As the former chairwoman of the b...

  • Letter: Falmouth Town Council needs Winslow

    Falmouth and its Town Council are in desperate need of a dose of fiscal responsibility. The council seems to never see a project it wouldn’t fund. The undesignated fund, much of it from the sale of Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools, has been significantly depleted. And property owners ar...

  • Letter: Brunswick PD yes, more sprawl no

    As a resident of the Pleasant Street neighborhood near the Stanwood intersection, I'm happy to have the Brunswick Police Department as new neighbors. I'm not happy, however, to read that Town Council Chairwoman Joanne King has said that Brunswick Development Corp. can do whatever it pleases w...

  • Letter: Hazard, Larson, Tucker for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to lend my strong support for three candidates for Falmouth School Board: Karyl Hazard, Analiese Larson and Lucy Tucker. Hazard first started participating at School Board workshops two years ago, and since that time, we’ve heard her thoughtful, well-reasoned voice many ...

  • Letter: SAD 51 needs budget increase

    On June 9 and 14 voters in the SAD 51 community will vote on the proposed school budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Following three years of flat funding, the School Board is recommending a budget increase of 2.93 percent, a modest adjustment to maintain our programs, staff, facilities...

  • Letter: Falmouth's use of surplus is not new

    I recently moved to Falmouth with my wife, Kate McCrann, who grew up here, and our two kids, ages 4 and 1. I can't wait for the community center to happen. There won't be a tax increase of any kind to fund Question 1. It'll cost $5.6 million over the next 4.5 years, but not a penny of that...

  • 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. ...