The May 12 Forecaster draws parallels with North Yarmouth’s upcoming vote.

First, North Yarmouth is proposing something similar to what Falmouth has at the former Plummer School (Lunt Road). I have spent considerable time at Oceanview. The private, senior-focused school property reuse model works and is attractive.

Second, I enjoyed reading the notorious curmudgeon columnist Edgar Allen Beam admit “one of the nice things about his yard is that it backs up to a playing field.” Unlike Clint Eastwood in the movie Gran Torino “You kids get off my lawn,” Beam enjoys the activity. Beam would love living behind North Yarmouth’s community and recreational ball fields.

North Yarmouth is fortunate to have a local developer with vision that has studied the marketplace and knows this town’s needs and what works. I have faith our community will recognize this proposal’s social value and fiscal responsibility.

I’ve already voted yes.

Alex Carr

North Yarmouth