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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...

  • Global Matters: The incurable cancer of anti-Semitism

    TEL AVIV, Israel — Sitting on the balcony of my hotel, enjoying a lovely view of the Mediterranean Ocean, it's easy to forget that the nation of Israel is not only targeted by its political adversaries, but is inhabited by a people whose houses of worship – even in the United States – rem...

  • Letter: Cumberland contract zone is poor policy

    I agree with Cumberland Town Councilor Michael Perfetti, contract zoning is "poor public policy." Zoning is the only legal protection citizens have to protect the quality of life purchased by investment in their property. Families in residential zones should feel secure that business...

  • Letter: Family says thanks

    We would like to take the time to thank our friends and neighbors in the Cumberland community for the support and encouragement our family received after an emergency medical ordeal which began last November. We would like to especially thank Pastor Gayle Holden and the congregation of the Wes...

  • Letter: Legislator backs Wrobleski

    On June 9, Falmouth voters will select two candidates to serve on the Town Council. I urge you to give Joe Wrobleski one of your votes. Joe has been active in Falmouth since he and his family moved here nearly 20 years ago. He served on the Planning Board, the Comprehensive Plan ...

  • Letter: Since when is love a sin?

    Having just read the letter arguing against same-sex marriage from Jane Atwood, I find her arguments creative and self-serving. She states, "From Genesis to Revelation, homosexuality is listed as a sin." Well, no. Leviticus' author lists that a man "shall not lie with a male as w... 2

  • Letter: Don't pick that flower

    I am very sad and angry. Last year while walking my dog on Cousins Island, I discovered a pink lady's slipper growing a little ways off the road. I was thrilled. I have rarely seen this plant on the island. Pink lady's slipper, also known as Cypripedium acaule, is one of our largest orchids, a ...

  • Letter: Farrell for Charter Commission

    Please join me in supporting Paul Farrell for the Portland City Charter Commission. Paul has tremendous enthusiasm and is very excited to have the opportunity to help steer Portland's growth in a way that respects the people and the neighborhoods that make this city great. Portland stands at a ...

  • Letter: Shedding light in South Portland

    Recently the South Portland City Council asked staff to look at reducing street lights (2,011) for two reasons: cost ($26,033 Central Maine Power rental fee per month) and reduction of light pollution. Code Enforcement began the process of choosing the lights to turn off. No lights in or near i...