September 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinion

The dream

OTHER VOICES

Fifty years ago last week, a seminal moment in history was off many Americans’ radar.  This was the era before cable news and the Internet, so the only view most had of the event was on the evening news and in the daily newspaper the next More...

Commentary

Financial crisis redux

Why don’t we learn from financial crises? As Asian currencies fall and crisis strikes, we seem to be making the same mistakes made in the ’90s.  The rupiah is falling! Head for the hills! More...

Obituaries

Madelyn H. Crafts

LEWISTON — Madelyn H. Crafts, 78, of Lisbon Falls, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, following a short illness, at the Central Maine Medical Center with her loving family at her side. More...

World

Obama shopping Syria strike

WASHINGTON   Facing roadblocks at home and abroad, President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to back an American-led strike against Syria even though the prospects for military action depend on the votes of a fractur More...

Maine

Tracks not harnessing slots

Casino revenue, thought a savior of industry, lags

TOPSHAM   Slot machines have helped Maine’s harness racing industry by funneling millions of dollars to horsemen, breeders and tracks. More...