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January 30, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

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An Appreciation of Phyllis Austin

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The friends and colleagues who filled the new sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick for the memorial service of Phyllis Austin, Maine’s premier environmental journalist, learned many things about the woman whose 75 years c More...

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LePage, Trump Rub Salt in the Wounds of Refugees

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It’s difficult to describe all the different emotions that have passed over me the past few days. There’s an overwhelming sense that something is different; I’m sure it feels that way every time a new president is inaugurated.  More...

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I saw a picture of a sign at another march that read, “So bad, even introverts are here.” I wish I’d thought of that.  More...

Just a Little Old: A Life Among Languages

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Freeport resident Steve Farrand first got exposed to languages as a young boy living in Fairfield County, Connecticut. “My mother was an intelligent woman who majored in French in college. More...

Congress should take on Trump

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President Donald Trump and Democrats are looking backward.  Trump offers a return to the past in government action on trade with other countries and in a far more limited government. More...

LETTERS

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Measuring Success of Base Redevelopment

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People often ask us how we determine if the redevelopment effort of the former Naval Air Station is a successful venture and how do we measure that success. More...

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Life And Death Politics

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Illness is something few are spared during life, and in the endgame everyone finally succumbs to a fatal absence of health. Illness prepares us for the inevitable though far too often it's an unnecessarily rigorous preparation.  Such is life. More...