June 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


Not a Spectator Sport


Today is primary day across Maine and, in many towns, there are also elections to validate budgets, votes to approve school and road bonds, votes on local ordinances and to elect local elected officials, and, of course, there are four contested local More...


Religious Constriction

I am both shocked and fascinated by Americans’ religious literalism.  One Gallup report issued last week found that 42 percent of Americans believe “God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago.”  More...


Muriel Lucille Gosselin

BATH — Muriel Lucille Gosselin, 85, of The Plant Home, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  More...


Candidates make final campaign appeals

AUGUSTA (AP) — The four candidates hoping to fill Maine's open 2nd Congressional District seat are making last-minute appeals to voters.  Liberal dealmaker Emily Cain and working-class advocate Troy Jackson square off in the Democratic pri More...


Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

WASHINGTON   Aiming to alleviate the burden of student loan debt, President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their income every month, and threw his support behind more sweeping Senate leg More...