August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

U.S. fails in exporting democracy

One of the biggest American exports these days is democracy, but it’s a product that isn’t doing very well.  Almost as soon as opposition to a dictatorship appears, the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie Ellen Bond Poulin

RICHMOND — Marjorie Ellen Bond Poulin, 61, of the Parks Road, died peacefully on Aug. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving friends and family.  She was born on Sept. 6, 1952, in Gardiner, Maine, the daughter of Laurence Bond Jr. More...

World

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT   The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian cou More...

Community

Tsugaru, Japan’s Farmland

TSUGARU-BATH EXCHANGE TRIP

When you arrive in the Aomori area, which is roughly the latitude of Massachusetts, you are in another world. More...