February 17, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

Ground zero for school reform

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — I lost patience with teachers’ unions when union officials in New York City defended a teacher who had passed out in class, reeking of alcohol, with even the principal unable to rouse her. More...

Downeaster ridership easily exceeds expectations

LOCAL COMMENTARY

When the grassroots citizens’ group Trainriders/ Northeast formed with the idea of once again providing the state with passenger rail service, Maine was one of only three states that did not have Amtrak. More...

Brunswick should demand that NNEPRA heed state standards

LOCAL COMMENTARY

At the last Brunswick Town Council meeting, residents spoke against neighbors trying to mitigate the negative impact of a proposed Amtrak layover facility in the Brunswick West neighborhood. Everyone would like to be done with this issue. More...

Report: ‘Hollow force’ fears ring hollow

The Congressional Research Service has a message for those who suggest planned defense budget cuts and military compensation curbs will return America to the “hollow force” era of the 1970s. More...