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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: Orestis for Falmouth town councilor

    Chris Orestis has brought a balanced perspective to Falmouth’s Town Council for the past three years. During his first term, Chris has served as a champion for our award-winning schools, while pushing for efficient and effective fiscal management. He has worked hard to minimize the impact o...

  • 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: Falmouth Democratic rep backs Breen in primary

    For the first time in many years, there is a Democratic primary contest for state Senate District 25. On June 10, please vote for Cathy Breen. Often, elected officials do not endorse candidates in party primary elections. I am happy to break with that tradition to endorse Cathy, who served six ye...

  • Letter: Scarborough school budget vote sends wrong message

    By defeating a school budget that had already been stripped bare, voters in Scarborough are sending an unfortunate message to young families, entrepreneurs or anyone else who wants to see our town stay vibrant: "Don't bother to come here, the future is somewhere else." They may think they ...

  • Letter: Edes in Democratic primary for sheriff

    As a former Scarborough town councilor, I always understood that, when elected, you have a responsibility to represent an entire community. Many try to steer clear of writing endorsements in political party primary races, but the June Democratic primary for Cumberland County sheriff requires atte...

  • The Universal Notebook: Unusual weather we're having, isn't it?

    Was there ever a more miserable winter in Maine than this past winter? Cold and snow are no problem for most natives, but the sleet, freezing rain, icy footing, treacherous driving, crusty snow, slippery sidewalks, slushy driveways, frost heaves, pot holes and generally inhospitable nature...

  • The Right View: Iran Contra, Benghazi, and the media matter

    When will we ever learn? Show me a time in history where gun running by the United States government has resulted in a positive outcome. While I don’t doubt the Gipper’s heartfelt desire to eradicate communism back in the day, the Iran Contra affair was an utter disaster. Now w...