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Falmouth Residents Share Views on Local Issues

During the intense lead-up to the recent election, local TV producer Kevin Lynch and I spent some time at the post offices and athletic fields around town soliciting comments on the High School construction.  What I found was that citizens are more than willing to share their thoughts.  I went back out over the last couple of weeks and asked our friends and neighbors what they think about things in general.

falmouthgreen_312Here, then, is a sample of what Falmouthites are chewing on these days:

"I voted for the High School but my fingernails are almost gone as I worry about how things are moving forward." - Steve from Hatchville

"I like seeing Brent Putnam in a suit at the Selectmen's meetings.  He brings dignity to the office." - Mary from East Falmouth

"Please note the great ceremony at the Library for Memorial Day.  What a job singing by Chief Riello's son!" - Jack from Falmouth

"The library may look great from the outside, but inside is even better, like a geek's paradise.  I can't get enough of it.  What a great asset to the town." - Larry from East Falmouth

"Joe Delinks winning the State Championship in tennis may not have grabbed the big headlines, but this is an amazing accomplishment for a super kid." - Kevin from North Falmouth

"As the school year ends, who can we talk to to get some workers on site at the High School?  I pick my kid up there all the time and it looks like a ghost town.  Sheesh!" - Bill from East Falmouth

"I saw the story in the paper about people not filling spots on committees.  That's because they work so hard then get ignored by the Selectmen." - Rich from East Falmouth

"I miss not seeing and hearing the F-15s flying above us.  The sky looks lonely." - Jake from Falmouth

"Thanks so much to the town for fixing the band shell.  I was worried we wouldn't have the concerts this year." - Nellie from Falmouth

"What gives with Selectmen Mustafa not taking a vote and only breaking a tie.  Is he afraid to say how he feels?" - Dan from Falmouth

"I saw a bobcat grading the beach at 6 AM the other day.  Boy what  a great job the DPW does keeping those beaches ready to go." - Sue from Teaticket

"I couldn't believe the rocks on Menauhant the other day.  I felt like my feet were going to explode." - Paula from East Falmouth

"I've heard there's like six candidates for State Rep.  Who are all these people?  Where can I learn stuff?" - Dave from Woods Hole

"I saw the Commodores last night.  Boy I miss the Braga burgers." - Matt from North Falmouth

"The flags on the poles in East Falmouth look great.  Someone deserves a real attaboy." - Ed from East Falmouth

"I saw all the former Selectmen at the meeting last week.  Must not have been much on TV that night." - Mark from Falmouth

"It's good to see the Tin Man open again." - Lou from Falmouth

"What's this I hear about excess supplies of showers and stuff at the High School?  More mistakes? Ugh." - Ed

"I was at the war debate.  You did a great job and that Ross didn't fool anyone with his 'bad back.' I'd like to see more things where locals can talk about important issues." - Bill from Teaticket

- That's what people in Falmouth from Main Street to Route 151 are talking about.  What's on your mind? welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on