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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: Protect family planning, Planned Parenthood

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to eliminate funding for Title X and to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. Both these programs provide critical preventive medical care to millions of women, including women in Maine. Don't they care? Wh...

  • Letter: Don't ignore Falmouth library neighbors

    The one item I have not seen discussed about the proposed referendum on the Falmouth library move is what type of business will replace it. As I live in close proximity to the library I’m hoping that the entity that buys the building is not going to be a restaurant, as we get ample odors fr...

  • Letter: Who will pay for Freeport fields?

    In last week's edition of The Forecaster there was an extensive explanation of all of the benefits associated with the $9 million development of the parcel of land on Hunter Road, at the discount price of only $4.4 million. In the entire discussion, however, there was no mention of how we ...

  • Short Relief: Anonymous speech has a place, but not among political operatives

    The speculation has ended. The mystery is solved. The creators of the anonymous website “The Cutler Files” had billed themselves as a group of researchers, writers and journalists. Now, they have been exposed to be nothing more than a couple. One partner was political consul...

  • Letter: Simplify the Falmouth facilities question

    I want to thank The Forecaster for its ongoing, informative coverage of the facilities issue in Falmouth. I am interested in this issue because I hope to see the Lunt and Plummer-Motz property kept in civic use. But the issue is complicated and has been in process for so long. I can’t often...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage is too outrageous to ignore

    Please believe me, dear reader, I really do not want to write about Gov. Paul LePage anymore – ever. I’d much rather be writing this week about more interesting topics such as the joys of grandfatherhood or why car dealers appear in their own commercials, but every time the man opens ... 2

  • Letter: Fields an investment in Freeport's future

    When a proposal is made, there are a few conclusions that need to be drawn. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Does the issue require prompt attention, or can it be set aside? And, finally, will the results benefit those affected? As a citizen of Freeport, I can assure you that the Freeport Fiel...

  • Letter: Put Falmouth library on the ballot

    As a trustee of the Falmouth Memorial Library, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Town Council for its continued movement forward toward a single referendum question concerning the community facilities project. Although the Town Council is made up of differing perspectives and opin...