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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: Collins' record belies her 'moderate' reputation

    I’m glad that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is a moderate Republican, but her ties with the Republican establishment are preventing her from adequately representing us. Most of us believe that we have the right to know who contributes large amounts to political campaign ads. In fact, a majority o...

  • Letter: Barrett for Falmouth School Board

    I am excited to endorse Josh Barrett as a candidate for the Falmouth School Board. I have known Josh and his wife Wendy for over 15 years, and can attest to his qualifications to serve on the School Board. Josh will bring a moderate view that will include support for programs and resources that b...

  • Letter: State rep backs Breen for state Senate

    Many challenges await Maine’s next Legislature, among them investing and strengthening opportunities in education for students at all levels and providing the highest quality infrastructure to attract the new investment and employers necessary to secure our economic future. Cathy Breen, a D...

  • The Universal Notebook: Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016

    Remember back in 1998, when then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton alleged that there was a “vast right-wing conspiracy” behind all the attacks on her husband? Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky – heck the dirt bags of the rig...

  • Letter: Vote Woods if you care about jobs, dollars

    I support Steve Woods in the Senate District 25 Democratic primary because he’s intelligent and independent-minded, with a respect for individual rights and a nonpartisan way of doing business. I like that Steve has entrepreneurial experience and has run a successful business, supports pay ...

  • Letter: Breen in Senate District 25 Democratic primary

    We will be voting for Cathy Breen on June 10 in the Senate District 25 Democratic primary. Cathy has a proven record of listening to key stakeholders and examining each issue thoroughly to craft workable solutions. During her six years on the Falmouth Town Council, Cathy played a key role in deve...

  • Letter: Barrett appreciates Falmouth's support

    I am writing to introduce myself to the citizens of Falmouth and to explain my reasons for running for School Board. My wife Wendy and I have lived in Falmouth for seven years and have two children currently in our elementary school. We moved here largely because of Falmouth’s reputa...

  • Letter: Orestis puts kids first in Falmouth

    It is with much enthusiasm that my family endorses Town Councilor Chris Orestis for re-election in Falmouth. As a mom and elementary school teacher for the past 20 years my criteria for candidacy is admittedly kid-centric. Chris Orestis and his commitment to the Falmouth school system, the Cromwe...