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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: Varney understands Falmouth

    Falmouth voters need to look at Faith Varney, who is running for a Town Council seat this June. Faith has proved her dedication to the positive welfare of the town by her involvement in so many organizations. She was voted Citizen of the Year in 2007. She has been teaching music in the schools fo...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Budget fog lifts, batteries recharged

    The Portland Public Schools budget overwhelmed my life from January through March. My work days began before dawn and often continued until midnight. I awoke thinking about subsidy figures and drifted to sleep reviewing staffing numbers in my head to be sure they were exactly right. The ...

  • Letter: Support Varney for Falmouth council

    Falmouth will be electing three town councilors in June. I urge you to join me in supporting Faith Varney. Faith is eager to continue her work for our town. Falmouth and its children have enjoyed the fruits of her labor as a long-term educator. We are quick to rave about our schools. Be rem...

  • Letter: Horch for Brunswick representative

    As the 2010 election season picks up speed , I would like to invite Brunswick residents to join me in supporting Fred Horch in his campaign for the Maine House of Representatives in District 66. Fred is a local small business owner, a husband and father, and member of the Maine Green Indep...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    I am writing in support of Faith Varney for Falmouth Town Council. She is a hard worker, very articulate and caring about Falmouth and all its citizens. Faith has a logical mind and will bring common sense to the workings of the Town Council. You know her as the Falmouth Citizen of the Year in...

  • Letter: Falmouth should choose Varney

    I have been a resident of Falmouth for nearly 20 years, yet only recently have I started to take a serious interest in my town's politics. I was busy working, life happens, and for many years I abdicated my right to express my opinion on issues that face our community. But that has changed...

  • Letter: Freeport dispatch decision makes sense

    The Freeport Town Council made a difficult decision when it voted to contract with Brunswick for emergency dispatch service. I commend this action. Little is so central and personal in the public sphere as public safety, so this vote was not an easy one for councilors. Structural change is never ...

  • Letter: 'A Chemical Reaction' hits home in Yarmouth

    I had the privilege of participating in last week's showing of Paul Tukey's movie, “A Chemical Reaction,” in Yarmouth. Paul's enthusiasm for making changes to open space and lawn care practices is inspiring and critically important. When I survey my immediate neighborhood, ther...