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  • The Universal Notebook: The trouble with trains

    The Amtrak Downeaster passes behind my house every day. I’m glad that it does. Passenger rail service north of Portland is a good thing and it’s no bother at all. It only takes 15 seconds from the time you hear it coming until it’s gone and even the whistle blast for the Sligo R...

  • Abby's Road: The problem with pants

    “Do you want to wear pants today?” “Sometimes it’s fun not to wear pants!” “You take your pants off right now!” Hi, I’m Abby, and I’m a potty-trainer. The subject is my son, who will be 3 in September. Neither one of us ca...

  • Letter: Expand bus service to Freeport, Yarmouth, Cumberland

    I read with great interest the recent article about expanding the Metro bus service to include Cumberland, Yarmouth and Freeport ("Metro eyes ...

  • Letter: Reasons to back the RSU 1 budget proposal

    The RSU 1 Board of Directors has adopted a 2014-2015 budget that continues to build on a tradition of excellence that is the mark of our schools. The budget provides for continued expansion and strengthening of our pre-K program, early intervention for math in the elementary grades, a new nature-...

  • Letter: USM deserves more of the UMaine pie

    Orlando Delogu’s piece about how to improve our UMaine system is spot on. We 1.3 million Mainers, in the age of distance learning, don’t need seven campuses. Moderate tuition increases, for instance 2 percent per year for 10 years, could raise millions in needed revenue. I got my MBA ...

  • Letter: Woods can lead Wyman Station resolution

    The future of the Wyman Power Station (economic and environmental) and its destiny is a complex issue with far-reaching implications for Yarmouth, Casco Bay, the state and beyond. On June 10 we head to the polls to consider candidates the Senate District 25 Democratic primary, including Steve Woo...

  • Letter: Democratic candidate Tucker thanks Brunswick voters

    We would like to thank our Brunswick friends, neighbors and townspeople for 37 years of happiness in this town. Our three children learned from you the meaning of empathy and community, as they grew to adulthood. Over the decades your lives have touched ours in sickness and in health, in schools ...

  • Letter: Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council

    I support Caleb Hemphill as Falmouth’s next town councilor. Much of the council’s focus over the next few years will be the implementation of Falmouth’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan. Policies that spring from it will shape our town for generations. Critical to this process is ...

  • Letter: Yarmouth should elect Bickford Hamrock

    I am writing in support of Tamson Bickford Hamrock for Yarmouth Town Council. I met Tamson soon after she moved back to Maine and have been impressed with her vibrancy, clarity of vision and commitment to our community . With deep roots in Yarmouth and a broad perspective from her business career...

  • Letter: Breen 'an excellent candidate' for state Senate

    I am recommending Cathy Breen as the Democratic candidate for the Maine state Senate in District 25. I have known Cathy for several years. She has a keen sense for identifying problems and finding solutions that serve the common good. She served on the Falmouth Town Council for six years and dist...