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  • Forecaster Forum: When you're in a hole, there's no easy way out

    The recently approved budget for the town of Falmouth ($10 million) and its schools ($25 million) will amount to approximately $35 million for the coming year. That means there will be no increase in this coming year's tax rate ($12.35 per $1,000 of valuation) if Falmouth residents vote to vali...

  • Forecaster Forum: The view from the Falmouth rabbit hole

    What a relief to read last week's "Taxes unchanged under Falmouth budgets." Kudos to our town manager and all who helped. I hope they continue the practice. Such efforts just may haul us out of the rabbit hole I feel we've fallen down. A thrifty Yankee upbringing has alway...

  • The biggest con job in the history of man

    Be skeptical about global warming and you're branded with a scarlet "D" for "Denier." Say global warming is a crock, and you are shunned at parties.

  • My hero, the lineman

    By Eva Murray

  • Another Nutcracker

    My fiancé took us to "The Nutcracker" last night, an extravagance at $30 a seat (only $2 off for seniors). While dancers ourselves, we're not ardent ballet enthusiasts, but one of the cellists playing with the orchestra is a good friend, and – what the hell – we hadn't seen anyth...

  • For whom the tolls toll?

    Spare change in the cupholders of our cars used to go pretty far, like for a trip from Portland to Lewiston, but not for much longer. A toll increase is a foregone conclusion for the Maine Turnpike come February.