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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: No more patience for Preble Street

    I was very dismayed to hear that the Portland Police Department's concerns about Preble Street Resource Center's operational style and low-barrier philosophy were squashed by the City Council. And that the Portland Public Safety Committee's request for more dialog between the PPD, PSRC, and the B...

  • Letter: Falmouth should vote yes on Question 1

    Falmouth Forward is a diverse group of citizens working together to support and share information about community-oriented issues affecting our town. We have been paying close attention to the debate over the fate of the Lunt and Plummer-Motz property, and we strongly support keeping this histori...

  • Letter: Think twice about the LePage budget

    Cuts in MaineCare and prescription drug programs as proposed are short-sighted and potentially detrimental to Maine's tax revenues. I say this because there are many people in our state who suffer from chronic, debilitating conditions and cannot, therefore, hold full-time jobs that include healt... 1

  • Letter: Praise for Falmouth council's action

    I would like to thank the Falmouth Town Council for all of their hard work over the past six months toward coming up with a responsible proposal for the future of the Lunt/Plummer-Motz property, and for voting unanimously to put it on the ballot in June. It's exciting to think that Falmouth coul...

  • Letter: Keep Falmouth schools in civic use

    Last week the Falmouth Town Council voted unanimously to put the Lunt/Plummer facilities proposal on the ballot for voters to decide. This proposal keeps most of the property in civic use. The council should be thanked for their hard work developing a fiscally responsible proposal that will not r...

  • The Universal Notebook: Heartache and home improvement

    Carolyn and I have had a few home improvement projects going since last fall and I sure hope we can wrap them up by summer. My nerves are frayed from living in a state of constant flux, not knowing where anything is half the time, reflexively turning the wrong way to put something in a frig that ...

  • No Sugar Added: The science of Styrofoam balls and hot glue sticks

    Next to the words, “I want to get my pilot's license,” few things uttered by a 12-year-old can strike fear into the heart of a parent quite like the phrase, “I need to go to the arts and crafts supply store for my science project.” If you live in the northeast, you ...

  • Short Relief: Portland thrives on flight of fancy

    Recently, I saw Portland Stage Company’s world premier production of Gregory Hischak’s “The Center of Gravity.” The play is a re-imagining of the invention of the airplane. Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where they ran first a print shop and the...