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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...

  • n-forum_bicknell-010809 School chief's retirement is an opportunity for Yarmouth

    With the announced retirement of Superintendent Kenneth Murphy, the Yarmouth School Committee has a wonderful opportunity to lead the needed reform in our public schools.

  • n-letter_kerr-010809 Rescue never rests

    Before breakfast on Christmas morning, our son Tim experienced a troubling physical condition which prompted us to call 911. Within minutes the North Yarmouth Rescue vehicle drove into our driveway, demonstrating a remarkable commitment to helping others on the part of Todd Kimball, Marlee Bast...

  • n-letter_gardiner-010809 Happy New Year, GOP

    The perceived status of the Republican Party is weak. But like many perceptions, it is flawed and dangerously so. Republicans in Falmouth should feel especially proud of returning Jerry Davis to the state Senate. And next door in Cumberland, Meredith Strang Burgess retained her seat in the H...

  • pnms-letter_mills-010709 Dwight's con job

    It's a good thing we have investment advisers like J. Dwight to set the world's scientists straight about global warming ("The Biggest Con Job in the History of Man," Dec. 24-26). Dwight apparently feels that the scientists who put men on the moon, mapped the human genome, split the ...

  • pnms-frank-010709 Cheer up, things could be worse

    It was a tough year.

  • pnms-beem-010709 Sports done right (away with)

    As Maine school districts face a decline in state subsidies and the same financial hard times being visited on all sectors of American society, the Maine Principals' Association has taken it upon itself to propose across-the-board cuts in school athletics.

  • s-letter_wagner-010209 Praise for road crews

    I want to take the opportunity to thank the workers of the South Portland road crews. A lot of us sometimes take for granted that when we wake up in the morning after a large ice or snowfall, that the roads will be in good enough shape to allow us to get to our destinations with little or no pr...

  • s-letter_churchill-010209 Walsh for Town Council

    As a resident of Cape Elizabeth for over 36 years, I am writing to give my support for Jim Walsh, who is running for the open seat on the Town Council.