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April 13, 2018 RSS feed / Opinion

Give Them Shelter


Everyone should be afforded the basic dignity of a bed on which to sleep at night.  For many homeless people in the Brunswick area, that’s not possible, as seen by the high rates of which people are turned away from Tedford Housing’s More...

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Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, More...

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Elections Under Pressure


This year’s elections will be confusing and possibly corrupt. Voting used to be a routine process in which people had confidence. More...

Congress Not Up to the Task of Taking On Facebook

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As I watched Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg go head-to-head with members of Congress, I couldn't help but have the same reaction I have when I get a pointless chain email from an elderly relative.  The inclination to smile, shake your More...


No Easy Answer to Pleasant Street Traffic Woes More...

A Bridge to Gratitude

(in Brunswick’s Greater Town Commons)

Your Land More...

A Little Light Beach Reading

Tina and I had the good fortune to spend the month of March on Anna Maria Island in Florida. Anna Maria Island is all about the beach, not golfing or tennis, just the beach. More...

Remembering Skip on the St. George

Skip and Jo Pendleton were members of the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) for a couple of decades. More...


Call Him ‘Daffy Donald More...

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Don’t Block the Sun

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Ben Franklin said nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. If I had to state a preference, I’d say death is better because it only happens once and makes more sense. More...

New Blood Aims To End Gun Violence

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Saturday March 24 was a historic day for the anti gun violence movement. More...


Nature at Her Best   I am not going to add to the plethora of comments regarding the pros and cons of replacement versus renewal of the Frank J. More...


If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie, American writer-lecturer (1888-1955)   More...

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No Mas!


Driving around town as I do makes me think of Roberto Duran. That boxer of days gone by who, at one time, was the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. More...

Today in History

In 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.  In 1713, the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, ending the War of the Spanish Succession.  In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House More...

Forensic Nurses – Protecting our Communities

If you had asked me three years ago, “What is the role of a forensic nurse in our community?” I probably would have guessed that their work was like something you see on a television crime show. More...

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