Disturbing Graffiti On Hamlin Avenue, Falmouth – Editorial

N word Falmouth
Written by Brian Tarcy

FALMOUTH – There it was, and still is right now, clear as anything – the n-word written on a curb on Hamlin Avenue. Today. This afternoon. I was out for an afternoon walk when I saw it. [Photo has been altered because of graphic language.]

Really? In 2022? In Falmouth?

In my neighborhood? What kind of despicable reptile had the nerve to walk onto Hamlin Avenue and write the n-word on a curb in front of a house right near the path that runs between the Mullen Hall School and Shivericks Pond in the center of town. 

It’s gross. In my town. In my neighborhood. 

I thought the canal shielded us from the garbage happening in other parts of America. I thought, and still do, that I live in one of the coolest neighborhoods in America.

But this?

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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