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May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Opinion

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For the love of bees

A truck on its way to Maine with millions of bees, destined to pollinate blueberry fields, crashed in Delaware yesterday. Those bees, at least, won’t be coming to Vacationland. Which leaves blueberry growers with a bit of a connundrum. More...

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The price of free speech

There is a right to free speech. It’s guaranteed under the Constitution, and no one questions it.  But speaking freely can sometimes have consequences.  More...

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On Rule One

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The Attorney General will now be looking at the issue of the shredding of documents at Maine’s Centers for Disease Control, after the Government Oversight Committee voted Wednesday to refer the case to Janet Mills.  The letter sent to the More...

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The report and the campaign

The long — very long — awaited welfare report from the Alexander Group, tainted by incorrect mathematics in its Medicaid section and serious questions about its objectivity, was finally released in on Thursday after multiple missed deadli More...

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Writing to government

Because of recent security issues with the U.S. mail, the best way to contact members of Congress and the White House is to email them.   More...

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Short straw

Weak gun sales in states like Maine lead to drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as all the garden variety ills — domestic murders, road rage, workplace or school violence — that such weapons make possible, or more likely.  More...

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Justice delayed

Three employees of the railway company that was involved in the deadly runaway train disaster at Lac-Megantic in Quebec last summer, incinerating 47 people and destroying the majority of a vibrant small town, are finally going to face a judge.  More...

Code Red for autism

It’s happened again. A teenager with a mild form of autism in Waterboro is missing. More...

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Back to the chalkboard

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It’s that time of year again, when students await their final grades, with anticipation and trepidation.  A single letter can make a great deal of difference, between moving on in one’s school career, or repeating a grade.  More...

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