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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: Tepler in House District 60

    Denise Tepler stopped by my home recently to share her campaign literature and tell me why she is running for public office. I've talked with Denise on a number of occasions during the last eight years and here she was knocking on my door as a candidate running for state representative in House D...

  • Letter: Back Horch in Brunswick

    I am voting for the highest quality leader, not for the party. I am voting for Fred Horch, a hard-working man of integrity with short- and long-range vision. It is special to have such a knowledgeable and thoughtful person running in House District 66. I know he is running to be an advocate for...

  • Letter: Re-elect Prescott to the House

    Kerri Prescott has been an outstanding legislator and representative for Topsham. She has been a strong, common-sense voice for fiscal responsibility and legislative accountability. We can’t afford to lose her presence in the state Legislature. I have contacted her on several occas...

  • Letter: Scarborough library appreciates support

    The Scarborough Public Library board of trustees would like to thank our users and the people of Scarborough for your patience while we expand and improve the safety of the parking lot. This project was planned to increase available parking and create a safer traffic flow, including well-marked p...

  • Editorial: Conflicted lies the head that wears 2 hats

    It can be a challenge sometimes for local elected officials, often among the most active, motivated and involved members of our communities, to take off one hat and put on another. That's what we believe happened last week in Freeport, where Town Councilor Sara Gideon cast a deciding vote ...

  • Letter: Senators must close finance loophole

    Earlier this year in its Citizens United v. FEC decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other organizations may make unlimited political expenditures to elect or defeat candidates. Although the court endorsed disclosure of these contributions, there is a loophole in c...

  • Letter: Beem on target about Arizona

    Thank you for publishing such a refreshing piece about Arizona's SB1070. Edgar Allen Beem provided a factual, intelligent, respectable explanation of the absurdity of SB1070. It's nice to know there are people out there who know the facts and understand the corrupt economic force behind this b...

  • The Universal Notebook: Train of thoughts

    The first night we slept in our new home in Yarmouth 28 years ago, I woke in the middle of the night to a roar and a flash of light coming through the trees outside our bedroom window. For a startling moment, I thought an airplane was about to crash into our yard. Turns out it was just a t... 3