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March 12, 2018 RSS feed / Opinion

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Again with the Snow


I wanted to write something brimming with adjectives — rich descriptive words and phrases to match the faint glint of spring we all enjoyed. More...

‘Weather’ or Not – Flying Happens

Janine Talbot

Spouse and I have been empty nesters once again this week. Second Born, our temporary boarder, decided to spring for a big trip before settling down to a permanent job somewhere (anywhere but Maine, she tells us). More...

Today in History

Today’s Highlights in History   On March 12, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, with Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota placing a strong second. More...

Something to Say

Amongst all the talk about lax gun laws and school shootings since the Parkland, Florida massacre, there is one voice the must be heard above all others: Those hit hardest — students. More...


Inspiration is an empty bank account.   More...

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Trump Goes to War, Expects ‘Easy’ Win


Imagine you are the commanding general of your nation’s armed forces and head the national government.  You decide that another country is getting “cute” and is harming your country. More...

A Victorian Jewel


My precious boys,  It is sweet to me to have a little glimpse of your room and to see where you sleep all the long quiet night. More...

To Ski or Not to Ski

Recent warm rainy weather has dramatically worsened ski conditions along the Maine coastal plain. Most of the quality snow is gone and ski areas like Pineland and Harris Farms have struggled to stay open. More...

What’s Happening at Bath Sunrise Rotary Club

It has been a busy time since our last article the end of January. More...


Funding, Yes; Separate Tax on Electric/Hybrid cars? NO!

We all benefit from good transportation infrastructure, but maintenance costs need to be assessed fairly. More...

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Today’s Highlight in History

On March 9, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Virginia.  The Associated Press   More...

LePage: Authorities ‘dropped the ball’ in abuse of girl

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. More...

Maine commissioner welcomes inquiry into child abuse cases

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s health and human services head says he welcomes a review of the way the state handles child abuse complaints.  Maine Public reports that Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Ricker Hamilt More...


Walkouts Accomplish Nothing   More...

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Looking Beyond BIW’s Beleaguered Tax Break


When I was a child my mom would ask: “Just because all your friends do it does that make it right?”  More...

Proficiency-based Education is Failing Maine Students

Maine’s experimental education model, proficiency-based learning, has received strong pushback in recent weeks from various communities around the state as the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee considers another year- More...