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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Rand Paul and the 'nanny state'

    In the wake of controversial health-care reform, we’re hearing a lot of complaints from the conservative right about America becoming a “nanny state,” a country in which the government provides a cradle-to-grave safety net for its people. Sounds like a great idea to me. M... 3

  • Global Matters: Questions, answers about the Gaza blockade

    This much we know. On May 31, a convoy of six ships bound for the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Israel Defense Force and ordered to stop. Five of the ships complied. Passengers were taken ashore in Israel and cargo unloaded. The sixth ship, the Mavi Marmara, did not comply. Isra...

  • Forecaster Forum: Shameful silence on the Gaza blockade

    There is something curious about the response hereabouts to the Israeli night boarding of the Mavi Marmara on May 31. Despite Israel’s control of information for days, its claim of self-defense, and redefinition of international law, the world community quickly recognized that Israel...

  • Letter: Falmouth School Board member urges communication

    Thank you to all who voted, whether for me or the other three candidates for the Falmouth School Board. Falmouth has a good school system, one of which we all can be proud. During the next three years, I will be looking for ways to make it even better, and more efficient. In that regard, I w...

  • Letter: Scarborough gets behind 'Air for Ashley'

    Ashley Drew is a 2004 graduate of Scarborough High School, the recipient of many music awards, a talented musician and a graduate of the University of Maine. She is also is need of a double lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis. When the current band members learned about Ashley, they took act...

  • Letter: Change for the worse in North Yarmouth

    In North Yarmouth we are fortunate to live where democracy in its purest form is practiced, to “stand up and be counted” at Town Meeting. I grew up here and graduated from Greely High. Now I am raising my family here. I have hunted here since I was 10 and now I take my son with me. I... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer makes economic sense

    The Falmouth Flyer is the most economical way to reach Portland, with fares starting at $1.50 each way for adults, seniors 75 cents and students $1.25 with ID. Exact change (bills or coins) are required. Passes are available from the bus driver to eight other buses that cover the greater ...

  • Letter: Offer deserved a response from SAD 51

    I support the School Administrative District 51 budget, and I voted in favor of each line item. I also believe the School Board, the superintendent and the school administration have worked very hard to limit the budget to zero growth for two years while maintaining the school district’s g...