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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: Credit Cumberland credit union

    I write in response to the story in your July 23 edition about the Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union coming to Cumberland despite objections from some residents. While I do not live in Cumberland and wish to take no position on the issue, I thought your readers might like to know how the commun...

  • Letter: Forestry on Falmouth town land

    Falmouth is about to consider a significant management change to 758 acres of its publicly owned forest land: to authorize forestry operations on an ongoing basis. The parcels affected would be Blackstrap Hill, Hadlock, Woods Road, the Nature Preserve, North Falmouth Community Forest, Falmouth Comm...

  • The Universal Notebook: Glenn Beck, the 'Libertarian Limbaugh'

    Last week, the Portland Press Herald published a full-page paid "Letter to America" in which President Barack Obama was described by Berwick waitress Beth O'Connor as "a progressive Marxist who embraces policy that violates the very foundation of a moral and free society." S... 80

  • Global Matters: From Raymond to Rwanda

    What do you call a non-profit organization that educates and empowers women in a strife-torn country, sells their crafts and artisanal works using Amazon.com's bar coding, warehousing and distribution systems, pays the women 50 percent up front, and then shares 100 percent of the profits with them? ...

  • Letter: Cundys Harbor Library success

    Through the generosity of local businesses, our patrons and the public, who donated and bought books, the Cundys Harbor Library had a very successful book sale on July 17 and 18. Thanks also go to the donors of goods and services which were raffled off at the sale. A meal at the ever-popular B...

  • Letter: Pownal, Durham lose in RSU 5

    Freeport has controlling votes over RSU 5. Having resolved ourselves to that fact, Pownal is trying to work within this consolidation to give our children the best education. In a neighborly gesture towards Pownal and Durham, Mr. Regier, a Freeport voter, made a motion to leave the curriculu...

  • Letter: Scarborough decision a 'travesty'

    On July 15 at the Scarborough Town Council meeting there was an outpouring of residents, taxpayers and interested parties concerning the proposed town "land swap" of Depot Street with the owners of the Lighthouse Motel. When almost 30 people spoke against the "land swap," 377 si...

  • Letter: Scarborough's Depot Street stunner

    I was stunned by the 4-3 vote in favor of Scarborough's Depot Street proposal following the comments by Councilors Rancourt, Sullivan, Roy, and D'Andrea during deliberation. We are giving up more land then we are getting in the land swap. No two-way traffic or a turnaround for adequate access...