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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: Bickford Hamrock is dedicated to Yarmouth

    Art has emerged and is thriving in Yarmouth. I’m an artist and have lived here for 50 years, worked here for most of them and raised my family here. We’re really lucky to live in such a nurturing and gifted community. Our town’s legacy requires preservation, and no...

  • Letter: Bickford Hamrock will serve Yarmouth well

    I am writing in support of Tamson Bickford Hamrock for Yarmouth Town Council. Over this past year, I have had the opportunity to work with Tamson on Yarmouth’s Economic Development Study Committee. Tamson is a forward thinker, and will bring balance, broad perspectives and many personal and...

  • Policy Wonk: Portland parks initiative preserves a constitutionally protected right

    Maine’s Constitution was amended in 1909 to take back two important powers of the people that had been ceded to the state Legislature: 1) the people’s power, as sovereign, to enact state legislation, and 2) their power to veto “any Acts, bills, resolves, or resolutions” of...

  • Letter: Tracy for Falmouth School Board

    It is my honor to write a letter in support of Danielle Tracy as a candidate for the Falmouth School Board. Danielle will be my successor as president of the Falmouth Ice Hockey Association for the upcoming season. In her previous role as treasurer, she kept a close eye on all spending, and worke...

  • Letter: McBrady has right approach for Falmouth

    Charlie McBrady is the right choice for the Falmouth Town Council. Charlie has my full support and vote on June 10. Charlie will bring a level-headed approach to matters affecting our town and all citizens of Falmouth. Charlie McBrady understands the need for fiscal responsibility and balance nec...

  • Letter: Experience will serve Woods well in Senate

    I am writing today to endorse Steve Woods as the clear choice to represent the interests of District 25 in the Maine Senate. I first met Steve almost 15 years ago, and was immediately impressed with his business acumen. As a 40-year veteran development officer at major universities and hea...

  • The Right View: Scarborough lawmaker's work belies 'GOP War on Women'

    Does the Democrat-manufactured “Republican War on Women” make anyone else’s eyeballs roll dangerously high up into their sockets? Personally, I’m pretty tired of being told I’m a victim. Especially when there are real victims out there who need real help. It&r...

  • Letter: Breen the best candidate to succeed Woodbury

    We support Cathy Breen in the Senate District 25 Democratic primary. Based on her prior service as a Falmouth town councilor, we believe that Cathy has the right temperament and energy to serve in the Senate. Cathy’s commitment to equality for all Mainers, whether it is marriage equality, e...