January 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinion

Failure of Local Control

EDITORIAL

Long, long ago, Maine had a thriving industrial base, even in its most remote communities — especially in its most remote communities. More...

Commentary

Compromise Key to Tax Reform

Tax reform is in the air.  Republicans now have the opportunity, through their legislative control and governors’ chairs, to propose alternatives to a tax system created in 1986 and patched and amended ever since.  More...

Obituaries

Erwin A. Cole

MURFREESBORO, TN — Mr. Erwin Alton Cole, age 72, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Cole was a son of the late Charles Monroe Jr. and Ruth Bailey Cole. More...

World

Belgian authorities say 15 arrested in sweep

BRUSSELS   More than two dozen suspects have been arrested in Belgium, France and Germany in continuing searches for suspected terrorists, authorities said today.  More...

Maine

Gov. seeks $2M for legal fees

AUGUSTA   Republican Gov. More...

Nation/World

Rethinking the big speech that isn’t so big anymore

WASHINGTON   The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be.  Sure, the pageantry and theatrics of the annual presidential address will all be there. The stem-winder of a speech from President Barack Obama. More...