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January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

LETTER

First Steps Toward Understanding Are you wondering how someone could possibly have voted for Donald Trump? Are you wondering why people continue to support Obamacare? Why are guns so important to some people? More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Finish each day and be done with it. More...

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Highway 295 Revisited

PROSE AND CONS

When I set out to write my opinion piece every week I strive to find new topics or a new theme. Sometimes the previous week’s topic warrants a little more time or a few more comments. Rarely do I set out to take an active role in my piece. More...

Today in History

In 1861, Alabama became the fourth state to withdraw from the Union. In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919). More...

The Toll of Ignorance

Brunswick School Superintendent Paul Perzanoski has been widely quoted since his words appeared in the Portland Press Herald on Jan. 1. More...

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A Trillion Reasons Why U.S. Debt Is So Baffling

Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America’s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016. More...

What is Taught Inside Your House?

Over the past eight years, there has been much public anguish over the transformation that President Obama and the liberals have tried to bring to America. More...

LETTERS

Thanks, Gary   More...

Today in History

In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense," which argued for American independence from British rule.  In 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union.  In 1870, John D. More...

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Health Care Against The Tide

RE: MAINE

There is no national issue more important than health care, and no issue more neglected. At times, it seems to be just a game between two amateur teams, the Obama-ites and the Tea Partiers. More...

Peril In A Winter Wonderland

GROWING UP BRUNSWICK

Winter was always a perilous time to be growing up in Brunswick. Between watching my friend Gary get swallowed beneath the ice of Smiley Pond and childhood’s puppy-like lack of grace, it’s a wonder any of us made it at all. More...

LETTER

Pingree’s Sudden Switch  Pingree’s Sudden Switch   Rep. Pingree recently sent an email to her constituents requesting stories about our experience with the Affordable Care Act. According to Rep. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury, New Jersey.  In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel b More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

What this generation was bred to at television’s More...

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Can Megyn Kelly Thrive Outside the Bubble?

When the news broke Tuesday that Megyn Kelly was leaving the Fox News bubble to pursue a broader audience at NBC, my initial thought was: Who cares? More...

LETTERS

No to Synthetic Turf I am not against RSU5 having a nice field and track. I am against the synthetic turf. Our town has worked to maintain green spaces, decrease us of plastics and chemicals. So why would we out in a plastic field? More...