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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: Sisterly support for Corthell

    I want to urge the citizens of Scarborough to vote on Nov. 2 for Kerry Corthell for Town Council. Kerry is not a career politician, this being her first run for office, but she has a long and varied history of service to her community. In addition to possessing those qualities that one hopes to f...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pagurko to Bath council

    I am writing to endorse Ruthe Pagurko for Bath City Council from Ward 7. Ruthe is running for re-election this November and has proved to be a hard-working, fiscally responsible member of the council. Ruthe faithfully polls her constituents before voting on key issues to truly represent the vot...

  • Letter: LePage for governor

    Maine desperately needs a proven and courageous leader to rescue us from its death spiral; that leader is Paul LePage. Reality has been denied for too long, and we can’t afford to hide the truth any longer. Forbes magazine just released its report identifying “the best states ...

  • Letter: Woodbury dissolves party lines

    Dick Woodbury, independent candidate for state Senate District 11, bridges party differences with common sense, independent thinking and the ability to unite people around fresh solutions. Woodbury’s talents for envisioning the future and crafting long-term solutions, demonstrated du...

  • Letter: Foster on why he's a candidate

    Maine is facing many crucial issues: overspending, budget deficits, rising debt, welfare abuse and waste, and the worst business climate in the country. Jeff Toorish's solution? Launch an unprovoked factually challenged attack against his candidate's opponent. All this does is suggest a la...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing to support Dick Woodbury’s independent candidacy for the Maine Senate in District 11. He has earned a doctorate in economics, has a strong interest in public policy, and is committed to make government work for all Maine citizens. We know that Dick is concerned about tax po...

  • Letter: Woodbury leads on fiscal responsibility

    As we talk about the upcoming election, one theme comes up over and over again. We have heard many people insist that we have to stop spending so much money. We’re writing to encourage District 11 voters to support Dick Woodbury for state Senate because we share this concern. Much ...

  • Letter: Elect Richard in District 112

    Maine sorely needs a voice that will speak for lowering taxes, for streamlining state government and for putting a halt to deficit spending. Maine needs someone who will stand strong for reforming the welfare system and for promoting education and training programs. Mark Richard is that person....