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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

Death of Auburn Dog Should be Prosecuted

Abby was the dog abandoned at the Auburn Humane Society this week and was later found to have “passed away” (according to a television news channel) on the highway in Auburn. More...

We Can Do Better


There is an old saying that goes something like, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In a town with more than 15,000 people who are over the age of 18, you would think More...

In support of Vitelli

State Senate District 23 has a wonderful candidate in Eloise Vitelli. Eloise has a mission to help Maine people achieve success in the Maine economy. More...

Against Universal Background Checks

Why I will be voting no on the upcoming Universal Background Check referendum.  1. All recent mass shooters used guns obtained via a passed background check.  2. More...

The Manners War

Donald Trump was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2013. He’d been involved with professional wrestling for more than a quarter-century. More...

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‘Immoral’ Girl Scout Cookies


The Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies. More...

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Wind, Sun and Fire


So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet.  More...

Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’


Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. More...

Trump Supporters Have One Trait in Common


You’ve probably heard all sorts of adjectives attached to supporters of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Blue-collar. White. Poor. Undereducated. Angry. Some of those undoubtedly apply. More...

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It’s the Negativity, Stupid


Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me. More...

Former Skolfield Building An Opportunity To Help

I’m sure I am not the only person in our area of Maine that hasn’t also thought of this compassionate and logical idea. More...


Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016. There are 334 days left in the year.  Today's Highlight in History:   On Feb. More...

Public Confidence in Federal Courts Falls


Federal courts have become a key part of the legislative process. At the same time, polls report falling public confidence in the courts.  More...

Democrats Should Caucus for Sanders


On March 6, Maine Democrats will caucus to decide which candidate we want to support for the presidency. I would like to persuade you, my fellow Democrats, to oppose Hillary Clinton in favor of Bernie Sanders. More...

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Trump Trumpets Palin’s Push


GOP frontrunner and standard bearer Donald Trump lashed out at a reporter who suggested that Sarah Palin’s endorsement would hurt his chances to win the presidential nomination. More...


The Legendary Yard Glass

Friends visiting me recently questioned the two odd shaped glasses hanging on the sunroom wall above the fireplace. My explanation left them somewhat incredulous.. More...