April 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinion

BY GORDON L. WEIL Little Room for Big Government Budget Cuts

The battle continues to cut the size of government budgets and, as a result, the size of government itself.  In Maine, the proposed cuts come under the cover of tax reform. In Washington, the struggle comes more openly.  More...

Commentary

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, "Jonah," whom we love dearly, but he has no filter. He's collegeeducated, has a white-collar job and is over 50.  More...

Obituaries

Marguerite B. Wilkerson

BANGOR — Marguerite (Peg) B. Wilkerson, age 88, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Stillwater Health Care. She was born on Sept. 12, 1926, in Marieville, ME, the daughter of Mahlon and Mary Haslam Salsbury.  More...

World

India’s die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor

NEW DELHI   Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi's sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men rush to unload the bellowing cargo. More...

Nation/World

Obama’s immigration action up to judges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appellate judges today will consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama’s executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.  More...