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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 sympathy for Beem's critics

    I've been thinking about sending this letter for a long time, and now I'm doing it in support of Edgar Allen Beem. I look forward to his columns because most of the time they reflect what I'm also thinking. It's amazing to me that there are people, like those who are anti-Beem, who have their h...

  • Letter: Beem points in the right direction

    I had breakfast last week at Governor's and brought The Forecaster home with me. I read a letter from Jerry Gordon of Portland, in response to Edgar Allen Beem's previous column. I did not read that column, but my eyes opened wide at Jerry's rant. Does Jerry regularly read newspapers, watch or li...

  • Letter: Fuzzy logic in Falmouth

    Do half-truths belong in the debate about what to do with Falmouth's Plummer, Motz and Lunt properties? Absolutely not. Aren't they just smoke and mirrors to cover shaky logic and vacuous arguments? A recent letter writer may be guilty of the above when she implied there is significant sup...

  • Letter: Falmouth should sell Lunt, Plummer

    I feel very strongly that Falmouth Memorial Library should remain at Lunt Road. I was one of several citizens who worked long and hard to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of the library. Its wide use speaks well to both the facility itself and to the staff. I realize that some expansi...

  • The Universal Notebook: Paul LePage’s Cabinet of curiosities

    You can judge a man by the company he keeps, or, in the case of Gov.-Elect Paul LePage, by the people he appoints to his transition team. Amid the otherwise predictable business leaders and conservative politicians, LePage has larded his team with a bunch of tax-cappers, tea-partiers and c... 27

  • No Sugar Added: Admissions, college and otherwise

    They say you can’t go back. Well, I am here to tell you, as the mother of a daughter who is in the thick of the college search process, apparently, “they” were wrong. Ophelia is entertaining the notion of attending the same college I attended. The same college her father attend... 1

  • Letter: Smart meters compound health problems

    I am one of many concerned citizens against wireless smart meters. I have had my sensitivity to electromagnetic frequency/radiation proved. In addition to the culmination of existing wireless technology, we are now forced with even greater amounts from wireless meters on every home, school and... 1

  • Short Relief: Now that the election dust has settled ...

    Nationally, I don’t think there is any other way to view the mid-term election than as a repudiation of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. You can say that there was an element of irrationality to that repudiation, but then the same can be said of the wave of emotion that...