February 5, 2013 RSS feed / Commentary

It’s the independent who needs to explain himself

In response to your editorial (“Dems: Do not run for governor,” p. 6, Jan. 23), I must say I was disappointed it was not only so short-sighted, but also so onesided. More...

Confront campaign cash Monday

Over the past few months, braving the cold and the rain, a number of us have stood at the polls and the post office gathering over 1,000 signatures on a petition asking the Brunswick Town Council to join a growing movement that urges Congress to over More...

Socked with state costs, towns, cities in shock

A good percentage of Gov. Paul LePage’s budget fix would be borne by the towns, as revenue sharing funds would be canceled for the two years of the proposed budget. More...

Here’s what’s different for Democrats in 2014

RE: MAINE

For all the skeptics of whether a Democrat can still win a statewide election, including the Times Record (Editorial: “Dems: Do not run for governor,” p. 6, Jan. More...

Does 2nd Amendment prohibit gun regulation?

No other part of the U.S. Constitution is talked about more than the Second Amendment. Many people boldly assert their rights under that amendment, often while worrying that the amendment is under attack. More...

Natural gas could heat up U.S. economy

Today, the price of natural gas is robustly competitive in the United States, and the regulated natural gas sector is focused on reliably and efficiently providing the pipeline and local distribution services needed to bring natural gas from the well More...

Swords into plowshares as base becomes college

GUEST COLUMN

It is often said that a college is much more than buildings and grounds. Faculty and staff are the heart and soul of a college, while students are the nourishing lifeblood and its reason for existing. More...

Don’t teach kids violence

GUEST COLUMN

I was horrified when I read the article about the Brunswick High School student — with the help of other students, his parents and possibly his teachers — creating violent videos depicting killings, knifings and explosions at our public l More...

Once upon a time, we talked to each other

Gov. Paul LePage refuses to meet with the newly elected President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House. He’s a Republican, and they are Democrats. More...

Friends of fraud

Like many advocates of financial reform, I was a bit disappointed in the bill that finally emerged. Dodd-Frank gave regulators the power to rein in many financial excesses; but it was and is less clear that future regulators will use that power. More...

A platform for 2014

RE: MAINE

Ready or not, the 2014 race for governor has begun. Democrats are talking about finding a highly qualified candidate this time. Eliot Cutler, second-place finisher last time, filed his financial paperwork and is making appearances. More...

Maine uncorks an electoral genie

BY GORDON L. WEIL Maine is getting a lot of unexpected political attention these days. It has to do with how we vote for the president and vice president of the United States. More...

Bath shop owners busy comparing notes

January is traditionally a month for taking stock, as businesses and organizations do inventory and finalize end-ofyear spreadsheets to find the answer to the question, “How did we do?” More...

What we’re building isn’t working

EAR TO THE EARTH

I have a friend who lives in Eden. While I haul pricey bags of produce to my car, she complains about the persimmons and figs falling on her sidewalk. The problem, you see, is that there are too many to eat, so the walks get messy. More...

God, country and LePage

GUEST COLUMN

In many other states, there is some really good economic news, and governors across this great county doing their part to keep campaign promises managing other people’s money. More...

Interact Club empowering Bath youths

For the past two years Communities Against Substance Abuse has sponsored members of Morse High School’s Interact Club to attend the Maine Youth Action Network Maine Youth Leadership Summit, a two-day event that takes place each fall in Augusta. More...

The DHHS problem resists simple solutions

Gov. More...

Choices made harder, needlessly, by tax cuts

RE: MAINE

At first glance, the biennial budget proposal Gov. Paul Le- Page plopped on the Legislature’s desk seems to be a joke — and not a good one. More...

Brunswick Landing tax breaks

MRRA: State a referee in seeking exemption

There has been has been a bit of press lately about controversies between the town of Brunswick, the Governor’s Office and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. More...