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April 12, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

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Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

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Ramona drummed harder to show everyone how bad she was. She would not take off her shoes. She was a terrible, wicked girl! Being such a bad, terrible, horrid, wicked girl made her feel good! She brought both heels against the wall at the same time. More...

A Good Week for Veterans

VETERANS’ CORNER

On July 12, 2015, LD 721 was passed to establish and align the services provided to Maine veterans. More...

What A Beauty!

One does not have to be a scientist to recognize the loveliness of the monarch butterfly. They are the most recognized, studied and loved of all insects. Unfortunately, here in Maine, as well as as in other areas o the country, they are declining. More...

Background Checks Could Save Lives

Every day, 88 Americans die from gun violence, yet federal law does not require unlicensed gun sellers (sellers at gun shows; on the internet, on the street) to check whether a potential buyer has a criminal record, has committed domestic abuse or su More...

Review Pedestrian Laws ASAP

The areas around Bowdoin college are famous for people coming towards any crosswalk and who keep on walking straight ahead and not looking either side for oncoming cars. I see this mostly around Bowdoin college for some reason, you can guess why. More...

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The Dark Knight Teaches

GROWING UP BRUNSWICK

The late bell rang as Mr. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Monday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2016. There are 264 days left in the year. More...

Can Donald Close the Deal in Cleveland?

MAKING SENSE

Thanks to Ted Cruz’s primary win in Wisconsin, it’s now all but certain the Republican convention is going to be contested.  Donald Trump is going to come close to winning the delegates he’d need to win the nomination on the fi More...

We Must Do Better

Editor’s Note: Allison Hepler is a Woolwich Selectman and a candidate for Maine House District 53, the seat held by incumbent Jeffrey K. Pierce, R- Dresden. Will Neilson of Arrowsic is running for that seat as well.   More...

Kudos to Neilson

Kudos to Will Neilson for his lucid, factual rebuttal — “Pierce Wrong on MaineCare Expansion” — of the talking points submitted by Representative Jeff Pierce opposing a MaineCare expansion that you published on Monday. More...

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Democrats have their own identity crisis

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The Republicans are torn by the struggle among the establishment, tea partiers and the forces of Trump. But the Democrats also have an identity war.  Don’t forget: the Democrats have a long history of including widely differing opinions. More...

Presidential Character: Diagnosing the Candidate

GUEST COLUMN   Presidential character matters. Honesty, integrity, good judgement is what we try to teach our children, and what we hope for in a spouse and friend. More...

Road Trip Trouble

JUST A LITTLE OLD

It all started with Walker Kennedy, a student we got to know over four years through Bowdoin’s Host Family program. When Walker graduated last June, his parents kindly gave us a week at their beach house in Seaside, Florida. More...

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES

Dorothea Lynde Dix

Born in the town of Hampden, Maine, on April 4, 1802, Dorothea grew up first in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her father was an itinerant worker. At the age of 12, she sought refuge with her wealthy grandmother, Dorothea Lynde, wife of Dr. More...

On Bowling, Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake — OK… not much to it, right? Wrong!  More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Friday, April 8, the 99th day of 2016. There are 267 days left in the year. More...

In Response to a Trump Supporter

In the Letter to the Editor of April 1, the writer lists several reason why we should not be afraid of Donald Trump. I would like to list several reasons why we should be afraid of him.  He is his own advisor. More...