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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: No on Questions 1, 2 and 4

    This Election Day, we have a rare opportunity to show that we value our communities and the families that live in them by voting no on Questions 1, 2 and 4. Vote no on Question 1 to show your support for the many non-traditional families living in Maine today. Gay and lesbian couples are living ...

  • Letter: Question 6 means more rail money

    The recent news that the Amtrak Downeaster has had its federal funding extended is very good news for Maine. Still, there is more we can do right here at home to improve our railroads here in Maine – and that is vote yes on the transportation bond, Question 6 on the Nov. 3 ballot. The bond in...

  • Letter: Falmouth chairwoman dislikes column

    ‘Twas I who called to register my objection to The Forecaster's plan to give a sitting elected official (Tony Payne) a bi-weekly opinion column. I deliberately made this call before a single opinion of Falmouth Councilor Payne's was printed because I object on principle and I wanted to avoid deba...

  • Letter: Gay pride isn't gay marriage

    "No on 1" and gay activists groups are desperately trying to assert their personal significance and respect, as they see it, of their relationships. But there is no way they can command respect by trying to force or seize the ways or structures, titles, names or definitions of some other g...

  • Letter: Good advice at Becky's Diner

    As an old fart who has emigrated to Maine from Pennsylvania, the very first publication I picked up and started perusing here was The Forecaster. With the clinking of cups and saucers in the background seated at the counter at Becky's Diner that day – the waitress had said if you want to be local...

  • Letter: Out & About column missed the point

    I am furious with Scott Andrews. His review of the comedy "Sylvia" at the Old Port Playhouse was not a review – it was a stupid, personal opinion that basically told us unless you are "very young and extremely attractive" there is no way that someone else of older age and ...

  • Letter: Depot St. colors Scarborough choices

    As Election Day approaches I remind the citizens of Scarborough of a great loss to our community – the centuries-old public road to Pine Point Beach known as Depot Street,  which was closed and given away to the Lighthouse Motel. From June to August an unprecedented 51 citizens spoke against the...

  • Letter: South Portland ban not just about dogs

    On behalf of the South Portland Dog Owners Group I would like to thank the outpouring of support we have experienced in the past year. Thank you to everyone who has worked as a volunteer with Share Willard Beach and SoPoDOG to share public space. The dog ban we face now isn't only about ...