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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Letter: Wentworth committee thanks Scarborough voters

    On behalf of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I want to thank the entire Scarborough community for its support on Election Day, when voters overwhelmingly approved the referendum question to replace the existing Wentworth Intermediate School with a new building. For ov...

  • Letter: Don't blame Brunswick residents for railroad's woes

    Patricia Quinn's letter informing Brunswick of a year-long delay in the construction of an Amtrak layover facility inaccurately contends that neighbors' concerns have delayed the facility by raising its costs. This "Quinn-spin" unjustly demonizes Brunswick taxpayers who stand between the Norther...

  • Letter: Falmouth, Cumberland should back 'channelization'

    I urge all residents and local government officials of Falmouth and Cumberland to educate themselves on the benefits of "channelization," given the increased frequency and speed of the proposed trains that our towns are to expect in the very near future. Simply put, the installation of med...

  • Letter: Newman column ignores Israeli 'stranglehold'

    In his recent column, Perry B. Newman compared the good life in Israel to the miseries in Gaza, arguing that Gazans would live likewise if only they’d oust Hamas. What Newman ignores is Israel’s stranglehold on Gaza’s economy, severely restricting exports as well as impor...

  • Letter: Channelization for Cumberland rail crossings

    I am writing to voice my support for the railroad crossing quiet zone in Cumberland. We live next to the train tracks at the Muirfield Road crossing and feel that safety should be the primary focus of this discussion. The new Downeaster trains will be going upwards of 60 mph, and rather than coun... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: A happy bird is a $100 bird

    A couple of years back, we ordered a goose for Christmas instead of our customary turkey. For some odd reason, how much the all-natural, free-range, organic bird was going to cost hadn’t occur to me until I went to pick it up at the corner grocer. Very tasty, but it’s hard to really e...

  • No Sugar Added: Finding a good medium is rare

    Have you ever been to a medium? Not a psychic. A medium. I saw a medium once. She told me all manner of fascinating things. And at the end of an hour filled with insights into children, business and family relationships, I exclaimed, “But wait! What about my love life?!” To whi...

  • Letter: Falmouth has a village that works

    Fulfillment is what I felt as I walked to the Shops at Falmouth Village. In 1999 I had succeeded in getting a referendum passed to protect the beautiful trees on the Little League ball field. I am 88 years old now and I use a walker. I walked down Depot Road, took a nice, cement path to th...