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September 30, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to York, Pennsylvania.  In 1846, Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted an ulcer More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Nothing you can’t spell will ever work.   More...

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Bipartisanship Still Thrives in Maine

GUEST COLUMN

One of my favorite things about being a member of the Maine Legislature is that we’re not Congress — with its reputation for inaction and missed opportunities. More...

LETTERS

Tucker a Wise Choice for Brunswick School Board   For decades the Town of Brunswick needed a new police station; it’s no exaggeration to say the topic had been discussed, debated, and studied for 25 years or more.  More...

Why Trump Could Win

GUEST COLUMN

Donald Trump is an egomaniac, a racist, a liar, and a cheat, and he has no idea of public affairs or foreign policy.  So say his critics and opponents, some of them members of the party that has nominated him for president. More...

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A Story of Angels

JUST A LITTLE OLD

Friday, May 27, 1:30 p.m. The man hadn’t slept for two days because of travel complications experienced while returning from the west coast. He decided to run some errands. He felt very drowsy while driving. More...

Healthcare: Full Steam Ahead

GUEST COLUMN

The Maine Department of Labor released a report this month that projects more job gains in the healthcare industry than in any other job sector in the years ahead. More...

Dems Should Have Voted to Impeach LePage

GUEST COLUMN

Gov. LePage crossed the line with his threats to Rep. Drew Gattine, first in an incoherent, obscene voice mail, followed a few hours later by LePage’s egregious statement, “I would like to shoot him [Rep. More...

LETTERS

Support for Neilson   Will Neilson will represent our district as state representative in Augusta with distinction. He has had many opportunities to be in leadership positions in his hometown of Arrowsic and in the Greater Bath community.  More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, More...

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Baldacci Crosses Party Lines to Oppose Question 2

Mark your calendars — a Maine liberal opposes a Democratic ballot initiative. More...

‘All Politics Is Local’

GUEST COLUMN

It’s argued that the greatest advances in America’s political arena come about by leadership from the bottom-up, not the top-down. More...

Coast Guard’s Decision Dictated by Free Market

GUEST COLUMN

In The Times Record of Sept. 21, Jonathan Crimmins wrote a piece titled “Elections Have Consequences,” a quote he attributed to President Obama. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Sometimes I think we Americans are the loneliest More...

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The Husky Woman Has Not Sung

PROSE AND CONS

I will whole heartedly admit that I held out little hope that the Town Council would do what I considered to be the right thing and sell the property at 946 Mere Point. More...

Council Made the Right Call

I would like to thank the 5 Councilors who voted to sell the property at 946 Mere Point Road and tell them that I am proud of them. Each and every one gave a thoughtful and reasoned approach to the issue at hand. More...