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March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

More Support of Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked Choice (Instant Runoff) Voting will be on the ballot in November as a “direct initiative petition” that asks us to approve a process to get officials elected by a majority vote (over 50 percent). More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that More...

Combating Racism is an Active Process

GUEST COLUMN

Every few months, it seems that a Bowdoin student is caught going to — or throwing — a party where attendees are encouraged to wear an ethnicity or culture as a costume. More...

Political Cartoon

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When Will the Insensitivity Stop?

PROSE AND CONS

As Maine goes, so goes the nation! At least that used to be the common phrase when it came to how the rest of the nation took its lead from our little state. Well, over the past week we have once again been thrust into that same national prominence. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Wednesday, March 9, the 69th day of 2016. There are 297 days left in the year.  On this date:   In 1661, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died, leaving King Louis XIV in full control.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Transformational Mission Trips

GUEST COLUMN

In late winter each year, the 11th and 12th grade students of Chop Point School in Woolwich embark on a journey that is transformational for each of them and holds the promise of positively impacting the lives of the children who live at the city dum More...

Attention Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

VETERANS’ CORNER

We want to hear from our veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan War. We need to hear from you about your concerns, homelessness, PTSD, TBI and other war related problems. More...

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY:

On March 8, 1966, Nelson's Pillar, a 120-foot-high column in Dublin honoring British naval hero Horatio Nelson, was bombed by the Irish Republican Army.   More...

On the Bowdoin Party

Does Bowdoin College give a degree in political correctness?  The recent tequila party-tiny sombreros kerfuffle makes we wonder if the college will also ban the wearing of togas.  Dave Banner West River, Maryland   More...

Bank Stabilization Project Alarms Neighbors

It seems to us that the town of Brunswick and all who love Middle Bay owe Henry Heyburn and Rich Knox an enormous debt of gratitude, for uncovering a serious lapse in permitting for shoreline projects such as the one now under way at Miller Point.&nb More...

Hobart’s Attacks Harsh and Misguided

Letter

I was saddened to read Rep. Brian Hobart’s, R-Bowdoinham, partisan attack on Rep. Denise Tepler (D-Topsham) and on half of their colleagues in the Maine House recently (”House Democrats Show Their True Colors,” Feb. 26). More...

Political Cartoon

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‘Do Your Job’ Should Become Voters’ Mantra

RE: MAINE

Hopes weren’t high for the current legislative session, but even the most modest expectations have been dashed. The trouble started with a seemingly obscure bill to “conform” Maine’s tax code with federal changes.  More...

Ohhh, that smell

GROWING UP BRUNSWICK

Late spring is the time, the reason and the season for skunks to make whoopee. That’s why smelling them for the past month now has been so strange. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Monday, March 7, the 67th day of 2016. There are 299 days left in the year.  On this date:   In 1793, during the French Revolutionary Wars, France declared war on Spain.  In 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. More...

McCreight Running for Reelection

For the past two years it has been my honor to represent District 51, the residents of Harpswell, West Bath, and East Brunswick. I am pleased to announce that I am seeking a second term in the Maine House of Representatives. More...

Support Expanded Background Checks

Last November I was shocked and saddened to read about the shooting of Chelsea Jones in the Bath Shaw’s parking lot during a private gun sale. I often shop there with my 8-year-old son after school, at the very time of the shooting.  More...

Where Are The Uniters?

Editorial

You'll forgive us if we seem jaded in advance of this weekend's Democratic and Republican caucuses. More...