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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: Elect McBrady to Falmouth Town Council

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Charlie McBrady as a friend and neighbor for over 15 years. I have also worked with him on a number of professional projects. Myself as a software engineer, husband and father of two, and the official Falmouth Little League photographer, I know a few things about ...

  • Letter: Group hopes to correct Scarborough tax policy

    Like many of our fellow Scarborough residents, we have been astounded, shocked and, at times, mystified by the current town budget process. We have been dismayed by a five-year history of out-sized real estate tax increases. Our taxes have increased 25 percent during a period when inflation has i...

  • Letter: Hemphill will make difference in Falmouth

    As a retired, life-long resident of Falmouth, I am excited that Caleb Hemphill is running for Town Council. Caleb is truly aware that rising costs may drive many of us out of the town that we helped grow. As a small business owner, he is aware of the vitality that business brings to our co...

  • Letter: Woods cares about jobs, quality of life

    I am writing in support of Steve Woods for state Senate in the District 25 Democratic primary. In his role as chairman of the Yarmouth Town Council, he has been very supportive of Yarmouth’s cultural environment. He supported and worked for the Merrill Library bond issue. He also helped the...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth councilor counters former colleague

    I have served on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council since 2008. In a recent edition of The Forecaster, former Councilor Sara Lennon was quoted as saying “people in Cape don't want development; that's why we moved here.” I don’t believe the issue is as black and white as Ms. Lennon ...

  • Letter: Woods 'most qualified' in Democratic primary

    I’ve known Steve Woods for many years and I want to share something with the other towns in Senate District 25 that we in Yarmouth have come to learn and trust. While many folks talk about things, debate things, discuss things to death, or endlessly procrastinate, Steve simply “gets t...

  • Letter: McBrady, Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council

    I would like to strongly endorse Charlie McBrady and Caleb Hemphill for election to the Falmouth Town Council. Every town needs a connection with its history, and a person who knows its people, its streets, where it came from, and where it can go to. Charlie McBrady grew up in Falmouth and has ra...

  • Letter: Tucker in House District 50 Democratic primary

    I enthusiastically support Ralph Tucker in the House District 50 Democratic primary in Brunswick. My children and Ralph’s grandchildren have benefited from excellent early childhood education at Family Focus in Brunswick. As School Board chairman and a member of Town Council, Ralph w...