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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: Woods deserves Dems' support in primary

    Steve Woods talks the talk and walks the walk. I met him 13 years ago when he moved into my neighborhood. As neighbors, we see each other and chat. We touch on subjects like town politics. Steve never sat on the sidelines, but rolled up his sleeves and served on Planning Board and now Town Counci...

  • Letter: Woods for Democratic nod in Senate District 25

    I’d like to urge my fellow House District 25 Democrats to join me in voting for Steve Woods as our candidate for state senator. Steve is an intelligent, creative and steady force that cares deeply about our region. He has backed up this devotion by repeatedly investing in TideSmart, his Fal...

  • Letter: Tucker has qualities to represent Brunswick

    I enthusiastically support Ralph Tucker in the Democratic primary for Brunswick's state representative from House District 50. Ralph's qualifications are obvious. Service on Brunswick's School Board and Town Council, chairman of the state's Workers Compensation Commission, and service as a...

  • Letter: Bickford Hamrock for Yarmouth Town Council

    I first met Tamson Bickford Hamrock as a member of Yarmouth's Economic Development Study Group, which was formed last fall. It didn't take long for me and the other members of the group to see how committed and energetic she is in regard to making Yarmouth an even better community. Tamson ...

  • Letter: McBrady, Mancini, Payeur for Falmouth

    Elected officials, be they town councilors or state legislators, have a duty to spend taxpayers' money wisely. They must always remember that many of the taxpayers whose money is being spent, worked hard for their income and now may be retired and in need of their own money for their own existenc...

  • Letter: 3 reasons to vote for McBrady in Falmouth

    Democrats, Republican, Greens, unenrolled – no matter what your party affiliation - there are many good reasons why you should vote for Charlie McBrady for Falmouth town councilor, but I am going to list only three. First, he is a native Falmouth resident. We need that perspective on the co...

  • Letter: McBrady has correct approach for Falmouth

    I am enthusiastically supporting Charlie McBrady for Falmouth Town Council in the June 10 election. Charlie is a lifelong resident of Falmouth, a successful businessman in the construction and real estate industries, and is running out of love for our town and a desire to keep us moving forward i...

  • Letter: Orestis has proved his value to Falmouth

    Falmouth is an amazing place and we are very lucky to have so many qualified candidates running for our Town Council. While each one brings their own passion and expertise to the council, Chris Orestis has proven his commitment to improving our schools and business climate while protecting the va...