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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: Software no substitute for language teachers

    I am responding to the “Parent Alert” political ad sponsored by Michael Doyle in last week’s Northern edition. The ad demonstrated a lack of insight into the superintendent’s quote. It avoids analysis of “cultural understanding,” and concludes with one studen... 3

  • Letter: More about Cape's 'Secret Beach'

    Let me offer some perspective after your March 23 article about "Secret Beach." At the center of this long-running dispute is a legal agreement which was entered into between The Broad Cove Shore Association and Paul Woods for the use of a walkway over his land, which accesses the beach. The agre...

  • Letter: Harness industry deserves support

    I can remember when I was a 7-year-old struck by the beauty and power of the fantastic creatures, who sped around the track at fairgrounds, and it was from an even earlier age that I knew I was in love with horses, and was destined to spend my life caring and loving for these gentle animals. I'm...

  • Letter: Scarborough Beach parking comes at a cost

    I am writing in opposition to the proposed Scarborough Beach parking. It appears that very little has been mentioned about protecting the dunes and piping plovers. Mr. Sprague states that he would like to keep the land as open space, but he needs to make "a little" income. Might he conside...

  • Letter: Park would polish LePage's image

    If I were to have my choice of all those jobs Gov. Paul LePage intends to "create" for Maine, I would sign up as his image maker. I'd do it not just for the formidable challenge, but because I know how I'd do it. I would urge the governor to join Roxanne Quimby in advocating the establishm... 1

  • Letter: Thanks for helping Topsham scouts, hospital

    Boy Scout Troop 202 from Topsham would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Teddy Bear Drive. Because of your generosity, we delivered 3,041 Teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital on March 12. We are extremely pleas...

  • Letter: Don't starve deer to stop Lyme disease

    Some very well painted and expensive looking new signs have gone up around Cumberland urging us to end Lyme disease by not feeding the deer. I believe that these signs are inferring that if the deer are not fed, then Lyme disease will somehow be curtailed. However, there are no official studies o...

  • Letter: Continue to support Falmouth schools

    It is well known that Falmouth’s school system is one of the very best in the state. The education of our children is among the most important responsibilities of any community. If America is going to continue to compete at the global level and remain No. 1, it all starts with our schools...