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  • Letter: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I support Cindy Han for Falmouth School Board. As a town councilor I stand witness to the diligence the School Board applies to the essential work of stewarding our schools. In addition to their passion for quality public education, I have seen how the intelligence, maturity and prudence of its m...

  • The Universal Notebook: The phantom punch heard round the world

    Back in March I had lunch in Portland with artist Charlie Hewitt and filmmaker Gary Robinov of White Dog Arts to discuss a film they wanted to make. I listened to the story they wanted to tell and went home that night and wrote it all down for them. “On the evening of February 21, 20...

  • Letter: Rodden, DiBiase for Falmouth council

    I am writing to encourage Falmouth voters to support Bonny Rodden and Barbara DiBiase in the June 8 Town Council election. It’s been an enormous privilege to serve with fellow Councilor Bonny Rodden over the past three years. She has consistently shown amazing energy, thoughtfulness and p...

  • Letter: Freeport Library takes a hit

    It is important for the residents of Freeport to know that two of the Freeport Library's stalwart staff members are taking “early retirement” – a part of the town’s efforts to present a zero increase in the next budget. The employees will become part-time staff, creating ...

  • Letter: Falmouth should elect DiBiase

    As a Falmouth resident, teacher and parent concerned about a healthy and sustainable future for our town, I'm glad to be able to recommend Barbara DiBiase, a wonderful new candidate for Town Council. Barb DiBiase has experience working for the town as energy and sustainability coordinator, and s...

  • Letter: Payne, Varney, Murray for Falmouth

    I enthusiastically support Tony Payne, Faith Varney and Dave Murray for Falmouth Town Council. As you know, Tony is seeking re-election for a second-three year term. I have worked with Tony for all of his first term. Tony has demonstrated to me that he is fiscally conservative and able to ...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    I have had the opportunity to review the priorities and issues that Faith Varney will pursue as a member of the Falmouth Town Council. I believe that they make it clear that she will be a reasoned, responsive, responsible and restrained member of that body. I hope that you will join me in elect...

  • Letter: Private sector fails to do its part

    Concerning some comments about Edgar Allen Beem's "Moral universe is no place for Tea Partiers" that seem to feel or ask, since when did the Federal Government have the right to do this and that, I'll counter with: when the private sector failed miserably to be good, decent responsible community...

  • Letter: Focus on Scarcelli, not her mother

    Marian McCue's April 30 article on Rosa Scarcelli and her bid for governor sounded more like a Hedda Hopper column than an unbiased report. The two times I have heard Rosa speak locally she has mentioned how fortunate she was to be able to enter a family business, unlike so many newly graduated M...

  • The Universal Notebook: What have they done to my library?

    The last thing I did when I worked at the Portland Public Library was to help with the move from the old Baxter building to the new building on Monument Square in 1980. The modernist main library, designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott of Boston, got old fast. Thirty years ... 1