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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: Foster has necessary qualities

    I would like to set the record straight and counter some of the personal attacks in Jeff Toorish's letter about Gary Foster. Growing up in Gray, Foster gained experience as an independent businessman and is a well-known carpenter and subcontractor in the area. He owns a multi-tenant buildi...

  • Letter: Send Davis back to Augusta

    When I close the curtain at the voting booth, I want my precious vote to support the one candidate who can truly represent me in Senate District 11. Jerry Davis has done this over the past years as a representative and is doing so now as the incumbent senator. As his neighbor for the past ...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing in support of Dick Woodbury, who is running for state Senate in District 11. He is an independent who served in the Maine House from 2002 to 2008. We have known Dick for about 15 years and worked on several committees with him. One of us is a Democrat, the other a Republica...

  • Letter: Graham in House District 109

    I am writing to share my wholehearted endorsement of Anne Graham for House District 109. I first got to know Anne when she was the pediatric nurse for my children’s doctor. Her warmth and sensible approach made her standout as a practitioner and as a person. Since then, I have come...

  • Letter: Beem misdiagnoses free-market ills

    It seems, from his recent column, that Edgar Allen Beem is gleefully pronouncing the death of capitalism by it's own hands. I suggest an alternative explanation: The free market in this great nation did not fall on it's own sword. Rather, it has been slowly, but steadily, strangled at the...

  • Letter: Fed up with campaign signs

    Maine is one of four states with a billboard law that passed in 1979 and survived significant court challenges. In fact, Maine was second after Vermont to enact such legislation with the intent to protect Maine's scenic character, highway safety, support the economic benefits of tourism and the ... 2

  • Letter: Brunswick Dem backs Horch

    Although I have always voted Democrat, I am voting for Fred Horch, Green Independent candidate, for state representative on Nov. 2. His deep commitment to Brunswick as a small business owner and as the parent of three young kids in our schools, plus his understanding of the issues as a former la...

  • Letter: Nelson asks tough questions

    If anyone has ever been to a hearing for the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, you learn quickly never underestimate the power of Rep. Mary Nelson. Having recently gone before her committee, I recognized immediately Mary is not shy about asking anyone questions if she feels the iss...