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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: It's time to vote for SPHS

    Those voicing opposition to the latest South Portland High School renovation plan assert that millions of dollars would be wasted and identify improvements that might be postponed for the short term. But these arguments miss a fundamental point. Anyone who votes no on Nov. 2 is not voting for a...

  • Letter: Horch states his case for election

    If you vote in Brunswick's District 66, you'll see me on your ballot as "Horch, K. Frederick," your Green Independent candidate for state representative. I'm running for office to create a better future for Brunswick and Maine. With a store on Maine Street and children in public school, I ...

  • Letter: Troubled by LePage's policies

    Despite his bombast, or maybe because of it, Paul LePage is leading in the polls to become governor of Maine. It's not his bombast that worries me, however. Indeed, his outbursts could enliven things in Augusta and be fun to watch – sort of. What troubles me are his attacks on... 1

  • Letter: Woodbury for state senator

    I am writing in support of Dick Woodbury’s candidacy in Senate District 11. As the president of an investment management and trust bank, I have worked with Dick when he served in the Maine House on income and estate tax issues. I am consistently impressed with Dick’s vision and...

  • Letter: Nelson deserves re-election to House

    Now is the time to support state Rep. Mary Nelson in her campaign to return to the Maine House representing District 112 in Falmouth. She is an accomplished legislator who has watched out for the interests of Falmouth. She has been most effective in preserving Falmouth bus services with Me...

  • Letter: Support the South Portland school bond

    I am writing in support of the initiative to renovate South Portland High School. I recently took advantage of the opportunity to tour the high school and it didn’t take long for me to witness the extreme condition which has the school’s accreditation on warning status. After l...

  • Letter: SPHS needs local support

    With regards to the South Portland High School bond, claims such as “the total cost with interest is $70 million” (Albert A. Dimillo Jr.) are inaccurate and misleading. Please do not be fooled by the exaggerated numbers presented in last week’s letters to the editor. Acco...

  • Letter: School plan is right for South Portland

    We are writing to urge a yes vote for the renovation of South Portland High School. The deterioration of the building is well known, and most reasonable people agree that something must be done. The project being proposed has been carefully designed to provide the best value to the citizens of ...