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March 20, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

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Today in History

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2017. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 6:28 a.m. Eastern time.  Today’s Highlight in History   More...

Coming Soon: Outsized Referendum on Health Care

RE: MAINE

Maine is headed for a “Dirigo” moment this Nov. 7. That’s when an expansion of the MaineCare program, funded better than 90 percent with federal Medicaid dollars, will be on the ballot.  More...

A Closer Look at School Costs

Last month, Gov. Paul LePage clearly stated that his proposed budget would eliminate any state reimbursement for administration statewide as they earn too much. More...

In Memory of Jean Anthony

This week, The Times Record is remembering Bath resident Jean M. Anthony. Jean's column, "Histories Mysteries," appeared on these pages from 2014 until 2016, when health problems forced her to quit. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

History is not life. But since only life More...

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Restoring Balance: The Road Ahead

UNDER 800

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that up to 24 million people will lose healthcare insurance coverage under the newly-released radical Republican plan. More...

Why Law Enforcement Supports Early Learning Programs

Guest Column

Recently I had the opportunity to present my views on the value of early childhood learning programs to key legislators at our State Capitol in Augusta. More...

Women who called the 1839 Jailer’s House ‘Home’

I t was the 3rd of December in 1838 when the Jailer’s house, a wooden structure attached to the granite stone jail itself, burned. More...

Claude Bonang: Bringing Joy to the World

JUST A LITTLE OLD

Many readers of this column know Brunswick’s legendary Claude Bonang, but I came late to the party. My wife Tina recently introduced me to Claude at the annual meeting of the Pejepscot Historical Society. More...

Get to Know Rotary Club of Bath Sunrise

This column in a series about the six local Rotary Clubs will feature the Rotary Club of Bath Sunrise and will describe more about Rotary International.  More...

Nationalism Confronts Immigrants, Refugees

GUEST COLUMN

President Trump wants to build a wall with Mexico. The United Kingdom wants out of the European Union. The Netherlands blocks the Turkish Foreign Minister from campaigning. Gov. More...

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Tri-Town Track and Field Looking Good   More...

Today in History

In 1776, the Revolutionary War Siege of Boston ended as British forces evacuated the city.  In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with “ the muckrake in his hand” in a speech to the Gridir More...

Time to Do Away with Inspection Stickers

Tired of being forced to have your car inspected every year? Do you think the only beneficiaries of Maine’s inspection program are car mechanics and government bureaucrats?  More...

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What Example Will Brunswick Follow?

GUEST COLUMN

Every time I see a stray plastic grocery bag blowing about I hear the voice of Jeremy Irons.  More...

Trumpcare: Helping the Rich, Stiffing the Poor

It's taken seven years, but Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration are finally having their "If you like your health care plan you can keep it" moment.  More...

LETTERS

What is Wrong, Here?

Paul Ryan would have us be willing to accept his insurance package, even though he hasn’t bothered to find out how many people would no longer be covered? Or what the costs would be? Defying the President’s pledge?  More...