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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...

  • No Sugar Added: The gift of remembrance

    As Christmas approached, three things were glued to me. Like additional limbs. No, not my trio of children. Their “wish lists.” They never left my side. Folded up, in my purse, the back pocket of my jeans or between the pages of my Filofax (yes, I said Filofax. I like paper, r... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: 2011 predictions and a resolution

    One of the most persistent of human follies is the presumption that we can somehow predict the future. In case you hadn’t noticed, we can’t. I don’t just mean you and I can’t; no one can. Stars, tea leaves, tarot cards, crystal balls, Ouija boards, Magic Eight Balls... 1

  • Letter: 'Sanctimonious liberals' are the problem

    Sanctimonious liberals seem to be something of a problem in politics. The presidency changes the man because the man finally finds out what is really going on in the world. Obama seems to be teachable. Liberals are irritated by Obama's acceptance of a tax bill that keeps millions more off... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth makes progress on energy

    At a recent Falmouth Town Council meeting two ordinances were passed that are noteworthy. In a period of unpredictable and rising energy prices and increasing awareness of the impacts of our dependence on fossil fuels, Falmouth citizens brought forward initiatives to obtain loan funds to make th...

  • Letter: Falmouth should welcome bigger Walmart

    I watch in disbelief when Falmouth Councilor Bonny Rodden and her committees, Community Development and Long Fange Planning, work on Route 1. This has been going on since 2005 with Bonny and since 1995 with former Councilor George Thebarge. It’s about time the council closed down both commi...

  • Letter: Clam Santas come through

    The Maine Clammers Association would like to thank people for all the generous and thoughtful contributions that have made this year's Santa Fund a huge success. It's never too late to contribute to the Santa Fund. In fact, the fund is operating slightly in the red. Recently we learned o...

  • Letter: Freeport reserves funds need attention

    I recently took the time to review Freeport’s financial statements and reserve account information. Based on the information provided, I believe that some of Freeport’s reserve accounts are not being managed in accordance with town policy and, perhaps, state law. The documents clear...

  • Letter: CMP's smart-meter claims doubted

    The recent article by Emily Parkhurst detailed numerous issues raised by a number of credible authorities as to the safety of smart meters, including public health, safety and cybersecurity. Yet the headline on her article would seem to reassure the general public that these meters are safe. A C... 1