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June 9, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

LETTERS

The Case Against Charter Schools This is a reply to the column written by the Maine Wire of June 1 that advocated for more charter schools in Maine. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Next to the slanderer, we detest the bearer More...

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Collins Needs to Stay in Senate

GUEST COLUMN

Susan Collins, Maine’s moderate Republican in the U.S. Senate, should not run for governor in 2018. She should continue to serve in the Senate where she plays a major role for Maine and the country. This is not a political endorsement. More...

The Bowdoin Commencement March

JUST A LITTLE OLD

“You got here when?” That’s the stunned reaction we got when we told people we had arrived at 6:30 in the morning to save seats for certain families. More...

Ranked Choice Voting Still a Common Sense Solution

Guest Column   I write in support of Ranked Choice Voting and urge our Brunswick area legislators to not repeal the measure out of expediency.  More...

Rotary Serving Humanity

Every year the incoming Rotary International President identifies a motto for the Rotary Year, July 1 to June 30. This year, John Germ from Chattanooga, Tennessee chose “Rotary Serving Humanity.”  More...

Today in History

Today is Friday, June 9, the 160th day of 2017. There are 205 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History   More...

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LETTERS

Ranked Choice Voting Should Not Be Repealed   More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

It is not that I object to the More...

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For-Profit Healthcare Should Retire

GUEST COLUMN

When one needs major medical attention the staggering cost can be almost worse than the malady itself. Even with insurance the financial impact of an illness can be devastating. More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, June 8, the 159th day of 2017. There are 206 days left in the year. More...

Education Reforms Should Be Part of State Budget Deal

Yes, I know, I know.  This past November, voters narrowly passed a referendum presented by liberal special interest groups that demanded a massive tax increase on “wealthy” Mainers to chase the long elusive goal of funding Maine&rsqu More...

LETTERS

Help Fight Suicide One in five Americans will experience a mental health condition at some time in their lives. Members of Congress have a stark choice to make: to invest as a nation in real care to support strong mental health services. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, More...

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You Don’t See That Everyday

PROSE AND CONS

That is one of my oldest sons most repeated expressions. I must hear it from him several times a week. Something is funny, he says it. Something is tragic, he says it. Something odd? You bet, he says it. Every so often, I find myself saying it. More...

Medicaid Funding is Essential for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Some of the happiest people we know are folks who take great pleasure in “spoiling” their grandkids because they know they can count on parents to be rule-makers and limit-setters. More...