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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...

  • Forecaster Forum: The whole truth about student privacy and the public's right to know

    School attorney Peter C. Felmly’s column regarding the secrecy of student records should have been titled “Why people hate lawyers,” because it exemplifies the worst t...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: School system structural changes lead to new expectations

    My first year as Portland’s superintendent of schools is done, finis, completed. It’s been an adventure, a challenge and a thrill to be home again in Portland, working on behalf of my 1973 classmates’ grandchildren (ouch) as well as all of the other children attending the Portl...

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth facilities plan a long story, short on referendum timing

    Clearly the two-year work of the Falmouth Facilities Planning Committee is complete. Its recommendation for the most expensive of 10 known options to build no less than Falmouth’s third “town center” is on the table. However, the work of the Town Council, and the thousands of ot...

  • Letter: Brunswick councilor's concern misplaced

    Brunswick Town Council Vice Chairwoman Deborah Atwood, an at-large member, said she doubted her ability to support Kestrel Aircraft's bid to take up residence on the redeveloped BNAS due to Alan Klapmeier's previous involvement with military drone development. Voicing such concerns at this early ...

  • Letter: Put Falmouth facilities plan to a vote

    I am very excited about the proposal for a Falmouth "Town Center" – a new community center, expanded library and Town Hall on the site of the soon to be vacated elementary schools. I have three young children who are very excited by this possibility as well. I have many friends who feel t...

  • Letter: Richard is right for Falmouth

    If you haven’t met Mark Richard, do yourself a favor and make it a point to do so. Mark is running for state representative in Falmouth. He is accomplished and energetic and is eager to help Maine’s economy get back on track. Mark has many attributes. One that certainly pro...

  • Letter: Reject the Falmouth facilities proposal

    The Falmouth Facilities Committee is urging the Town Council to adopt its recommendations for new use of the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools and land as a "new" town center. The center would contain the library, Town Hall and recreation center, maybe more. Admirable aspirations, but is it j...

  • Letter: Richard for Falmouth state rep

    I am writing in support of Mark Richard for our Falmouth state representative. He is a Maine native, born and brought up here. He has served his country and is a small business owner. He will work to make Maine an easier place to do business by eliminating the taxes that burden companies. We ...