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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: Beem, scientists right about climate change

    As a retired high school science teacher, I would like to commend Edgar Allen Beem for bringing attention to the urgency of the climate crisis, and for pointing out that the overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that the crisis is man-made (

  • Letter: McBrady for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth folks, you have a great opportunity to put a fine man on the Town Council. That man is Charles McBrady. Mr. McBrady is a true supporter of the Constitution of the USA as well as the Constitution of the state of Maine, and fiscal responsibility. His family are long­-time Falmou...

  • Letter: Jones for Yarmouth School Committee

    Philip Jones is an excellent candidate for Yarmouth School Committee and deserves voters’ support this June. I have worked for the past several years on the Merrill Memorial Library Capital Campaign with Philip and have found him to be bright, a good listener, and a hard worker. He understa...

  • Letter: Former Falmouth councilors back Hemphill

    Caleb Hemphill has the qualities we think are important for a town councilor: the ability to analyze information carefully, a good understanding of how town government works, from budgets to building permits, and the courage and integrity to stand up for what he believes. As an architectur...

  • Letter: Senate District 25 Dems should back Woods

    We are thankful and humbled with what our community provides. Despite its bounties, there is disparity: poverty, education, drugs, lack of employment and/or the lack of ingenuity to explore opportunity and protect our natural resources in our state. Maine is a complex state, with a complex demogr...

  • Letter: Falmouth should elect McBrady to council

    We are writing in support of Charlie McBrady for Falmouth Town Council in the June election. We have known Charlie for many years. He is bright, thoughtful and fair minded. He is also a life-long resident of Falmouth who would bring a unique historical perspective to the leadership of our town. W...

  • Letter: Mancini will be good for Falmouth business

    As a business owner that has created thousands of jobs in this state and as a Falmouth resident, I have been very disappointed in Councilor Chris Orestis over the last couple years. Our town should welcome businesses, not punish them over tiny regulations – literally one-inch violation...

  • Letter: Bell for SAD 51 School Board

    Annual school board elections are around the corner. In Cumberland, we are fortunate to have Vickie Bell, an outstanding candidate seeking election to the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to vote for Vickie on June 10. Vickie is ...