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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: Re-elect Davis in Falmouth

    I am writing to lend my support to Jerry Davis' campaign for state Senate. Jerry has done a great job for us in the past and I especially appreciate his periodic mailings that recap what is happening in the Legislature. He is very approachable and willing to listen to his constituents. O...

  • Letter: Falmouth wins with Davis

    History was a favorite subject during schools years – the ultimate non-fiction story. Politics have been a keen interest since high school. The two are inexplicably tied. History and politics weave the past, present and future. Who better to serve our interests in Augusta than a can...

  • Letter: Cutler for governor

    When meeting Eliot Cutler, one is quickly impressed with his enthusiasm, intellect, integrity and no-nonsense approach to getting things done. His plans are based on lowering the costs of energy, health care and government, while investing in our competitive advantages: our forests, farms, fisher...

  • Letter: LePage for governor

    I believe Paul LePage, now in his third term as Waterville’s Mayor, is definitely the real deal. Having opened his 15th Marden’s in Maine as well as having served earlier as a consultant for many other Maine businesses, LePage knows a lot about running a business. Likewise, he un... 1

  • Letter: Inside cats are safer cats

    For many years I have said to myself "you have to send that letter." Every time I see a new sign go up I kick myself for not doing it. Unfortunately this fall I have seen poster after poster, sign after sign, plea after plea from cat owners whose cats are missing. Some are cats who have simply sn...

  • Letter: Portland should cherish Narrow Gauge RR

    Regarding your article about the possible or probable loss of the Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, such a loss might little affect Portland's cultural life, but if Portland and Maine's pasts are of any importance, the city should be doing everything it can to keep the railroad and museum in Port...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    I am writing in support of Stan Gerzofsky continuing as our state senator. As a longtime small business owner in Brunswick, I know Stan to be a integral crucial and tireless part of our local delegation. From his earliest days as a our state representative, Stan has been solicitous of me, both...

  • Letter: Falmouth should re-elect Nelson

    Rep. Mary Nelson has impressed me during her first term representing Falmouth in the state House and deserves to be elected again. She has been accessible to the public and to the Town Council to relay information and concerns back and forth so Falmouth’s voice can be heard in the Le...