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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: Stan Bennett will not be forgotten

    I got to know Stan Bennett while working together on the Falmouth Planning Board. When the Tidewater Conservation Foundation collaborated with the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension to raise funds for a Learning Center on the Tidewater Farm conservation easement we convinced Stan to j...

  • Praise for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth is a unique community. When my wife and I moved back home to Maine over seven years ago to raise our children, we chose Falmouth for its schools and its sense of community. Falmouth truly promises a bright future for us all by doing an amazing job of encouraging economic growth while pr...

  • Common sense needed in Armory deal

    Wouldn’t you know? South Portland has managed to mismanage the Armory fiasco yet again. It can’t seem to help itself. Supposedly, it’s only intended interest is to own it, thus control its eventual use. Then, of course, the wish list morphed into a new City Hall, needed space fo...

  • Falmouth referendum language right on

    For many months now, involving much input from our community, engineers, architects, and consultants among others, the Town Council has investigated the reuse of the Plummer/Motz/Lunt school site. This coming Monday, the Town Council will vote on the actual June referendum language. The referendu...

  • No Sugar Added: Mother hen

    One day last summer, my daughter purchased a tiny yet thoughtful gift for me. A pin with an image of a white hen. And the word “mother” up above it. I adore the mother hen pin. And while I consider myself to be a wonderfully quirky mother, and love my children with all of my h...

  • Dining shouldn't be a crap shoot

    Your article about the lax inspection standards for Portland’s restaurants (March 2 edition) is both shocking and surprising. Ensuring that public eateries are safe and healthy places for residents and tourists is a basic responsibility of local and state government, right up there with ens...

  • The Universal Notebook: Dance with me

    Some evenings, when I take a break from a ballgame on TV to see what Carolyn is up to, I find my lovely wife out back in the sunroom working on the computer and listening to music. I’ve never figured out how daughter Tess’s iTunes work or how to find music on YouTube, but Carolyn seem... 1

  • Letter: Alternatives for Falmouth's library, community center

    No matter where the money comes from, the sale of buildings and land, fundraisers, or more taxes, Falmouth's library and community center remain a $6 million-plus project. The numbers bandied about for the last year or so are so ridiculous for this project they don’t have a shred of credib...