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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: Rodden for Falmouth's future

    As a long-time member of the Falmouth Recycling Committee I feel very fortunate to have Bonny Rodden as the committee’s liaison on the Town Council. Bonny’s tireless efforts have enabled Falmouth to maintain its position as a regional leader in recycling rates. Bonny’s positio...

  • Letter: DiBiase, Rodden endorsed in Falmouth

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we endorse Bonny Rodden and Barbara DiBiase for Town Council. Barbara knows about small businesses and property values – about saving money for Falmouth – and about efficient ways to keep Falmouth an excellent place to live and to educate our...

  • Letter: Rodden's case for re-election in Falmouth

    It has been a great honor to serve on the Falmouth Town Council for the past three years. Falmouth is recognized across the region and the state as a leader, and I have worked hard to keep it that way. We are leaders because of our outstanding schools, our commitment to purchasing open spa...

  • Letter: Approve the Falmouth school budget

    For six years we have served as elected members of the Falmouth School Board. As our terms end, we thank the voters for their trust. We satisfied that trust by doing our best in weighing the needs of our school system against the need to keep taxes in check. For the second year running, the bo...

  • Global Matters: Timely message on the wings of Honor Flight

    It’s not something I’m particularly proud to admit, but I am not an especially patient person. My impatience is more pronounced when I travel. I bristle at long lines. I find other travelers annoying, and generally I don’t like crowds. When I travel, I like things to go my way.

  • Letter: Cumberland should re-elect Perfetti

    When looking for a responsible, engaged and passionate candidate for Cumberland Town Council, our vote will definitely be for Michael Perfetti. Mike has contributed a great deal to the Town Council meetings in his first term. His voice is heard with substantial informative commentary. Mike scours...

  • Letter: Westbrook councilor backs Rodden in Falmouth

    Though I am not a resident of Falmouth, I am writing to you in support of Bonny Rodden for the Falmouth Town Council. I have come to know Bonny the last few years through her tireless work to bring public transportation to your community. Bonny is a tremendous and thoughtful leader. She truly car...

  • Letter: Falmouth board needs Miller

    My wife, Marna Miller, is running for Falmouth School Board, and I cannot imagine a better candidate. Marna combines a background in higher education with a strong spirit for volunteerism and the enthusiasm of a parent with kids currently in the Falmouth schools. Marna is a creative thinke...