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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: Gruber in House District 108

    The citizens of Maine’s 108th House District have a marvelous opportunity this Nov. 2: they can elect Tom Gruber to represent them. Tom’s not a politician; he hasn’t sought public office since he moved to Cumberland in 1981. But he’s exactly what the district needs:...

  • Letter: Why he works for Richard

    Mark Richard first caught my attention when I heard him speak at a Town Council meeting. His words projected common sense. Hearing him at a later forum, again I heard common sense. Frankly, what the issue being debated at either of these meetings was, I didn’t recall. But, I did rememb...

  • Letter: Graham in House District 109

    Voters in House District 109 have a real choice next month. A choice between a candidate who understands the needs of Maine people and a candidate who is dramatically out of touch with the reality of life for thousands of families in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. Gary Foster is a town cou... 3

  • Letter: An independent lens for Dist. 11

    Clearly, the next Governor of Maine will set the direction for state government and that race is critically important. Equally important however are the legislative races taking place throughout our state. Recently I hosted a small reception in my Falmouth home for Dick Woodbury who is run...

  • Letter: Re-elect Rep. Mary Nelson

    I am writing to encourage Falmouth voters in District 112 to re-elect State Representative Mary Nelson on November 2. As a sitting Town Councilor, I appreciate Nelson's six years of experience on the Falmouth Town Council and as past President of the Maine Municipal Association. She brings valu...

  • Letter: Clammer supports Gerzofsky for Dist. 10

    As member of the Freeport Shellfish Commission, a lifetime clammer and an advocate for clean coastal waters, I am writing to express my strong support for Stan Gerzofsky for the Maine State Senate representing District 10. I’ve seen first-hand why Stan has gained a reputation in Augu... 3

  • Letter: Town, school waste tax dollars

    The town's management resistance to answering Freedom of Access Act requests rises in direct relationship to the amount of money being wasted. Nathan Poore, Dan O'Shea, and Barbara Powers have Peter Felmly, Esq. of Drummond Woodsum, on what must be the equivalent of speed dial. Instead of just ...

  • Letter: Davis supports small businesses

    I’m pleased to endorse Jerry Davis to represent us again in the Maine State Senate. He deserves our vote to be sent back to Augusta. One of Jerry's biggest asset is his ability to talk to us, not at us. He is an avid listener and common sense leader that we need in these tough ec...