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October 6, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion



“There will certainly be a time for that policy discussion to take place, but that’s not the place that we’re in at this moment.”  That was White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deflecting questions about gun c More...


Sometimes the heart sees what’s invisible to the More...

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Not Too Soon


“Devon?” The woman’s voice rose, her eyes scanning the area. Nothing. “DEVON!” The anxiety in her voice raw, those nearby began looking, too. More...

Trump, College Students Attack Free Speech


President Trump and some liberal college students have something important in common.  They don’t like the statements made by others, whether professional football players or conservative writers, and they demand an end to such statements. More...

Exercising our Democracy


In the Oct. 2 Times Record, there was a political cartoon showing a flag draped coffin and a kneeling football player appearing to be Colin Kaepernick. More...

In Praise of Praise


During a recent visit to Burlington, Vermont, we were chatting with our 12- year-old granddaughter Tess, and Tina said, “You have a beautiful face!” Tess beamed shyly. Then I chimed in: “You could even be a model!”  More...

Rotarians Take On Opioid Abuse, Host Hurricane Fundraiser

Brunswick Coastal Rotary, in partnership with the City of Portland Public Health Division’s Overdose Prevention Project, is pleased to announce that members of the Brunswick Coastal Rotary Club and other local Rotarians will receive “Save More...

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Veterans Corner

The main purpose of the Legion’s High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. More...

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Viva Puerto Rico!   Three million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico are experiencing a human catastrophe. More...


America has believed that in differentiation, not in More...


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Southgate Loss Hopefully Not Forever


Last Wednesday evening, relaxing on my porch and enjoying classical music on noise canceling headphones, I was completely unaware that a few blocks away fire fighters from several towns were battling flames engulfing the Southgate. More...

Today's Highlight in History

On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis.   More...

Our Jimmy Kimmel President


Please, Mr. Trump, I’m on bended knee. Please, Mr. Trump, quit acting like a talk-show host and start acting like the president of the United States. More...


Wonder Woman in an Uncertain World   More...


Knowledge is like a garden: if it is More...

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Real Newspapers, Real News

“Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7.) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real” at newspapers. More...