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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: Former Maine AG backs Tucker in Brunswick primary

    I was thrilled when I found out that my friend of 40 years, Ralph Tucker, was running for the Maine House of Representatives from Brunswick in the June 10 Democratic primary. Ralph has a true sense of the "right thing to do." I know that while I was the attorney general of Maine, I often turned t...

  • Letter: Sold on Falmouth, and on Orestis

    We met Chris Orestis while house shopping eight years ago. We were considering nearby towns as potential places to raise our family, but after speaking with Chris, we chose Falmouth. Chris explained why Falmouth is the greatest place in Maine to live. He spoke about Falmouth’s top-no...

  • Letter: 3 to support for Yarmouth Town Council

    As an outgoing member of Yarmouth’s Town Council, I want to share some thoughts on this year’s race. Two of the current council members, Andrew Kittridge and Randall Bates, are running for re-election. Having served with them for the past three years, I would urge you to vote for them...

  • Letter: Vote yes on the Portland parks initiative

    Why vote yes on Issue 1, the citizens initiative to Protect Portland Parks? On June 10 we have the privilege of voting to invest in our city. Parks add energy and attractiveness to a city for its businesses, residents and visitors. Their past neglect of Congress Square Park led the ...

  • Letter: Talbot in Topsham House GOP primary

    I had the honor of representing the people of Topsham in the Maine House of Representatives from 2006 to 2012, and I still care deeply about the kind of representation we have in Augusta. That's why I am supporting Kim Talbot in the Republican primary in House District 54 on June 10 in Topsham.

  • Letter: Woods in Senate District 25 Democratic primary

    I am writing to strongly support the candidacy of Steve Woods, who is running in the Democratic primary in state Senate District 25. Steve is a successful entrepreneur who founded and runs a number of businesses, including TideSmart Global, from his eco-friendly headquarters in Falmouth. B...

  • Letter: Support Orestis for Falmouth Town Council

    I'm planning to vote to re-elect Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council because he has demonstrated practical, common-sense leadership to help make Falmouth a better place to live and raise a family. Chris is a strong and articulate supporter of our schools and local businesses, and he ha...

  • Letter: Wilson for SAD 51 Board of Directors

    I’m pleased to support Peter Wilson for the position of School Administrative District 51 director for a three-year term. Pete is a long-term resident of Cumberland and has done an excellent job since his appointment to the board by the Cumberland Town Council. His financial background has ...