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November 14, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

MRRA’s Sweetheart Deals

OPED RESPONSE

The bragging by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in your Nov. 10 issue failed to mention that all of their so-called accomplishments have come at the expense of the Brunswick and Maine taxpayer. More...

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Remembering Rusty’s

Guest Column

Topsham lost more than a bit of history upon the death of Rusty Rancourt. Say Rusty’s in Topsham and everyone knows who and what you are talking about. More...

Will of the Voters’ to be Major Campaign Issue

In a race that was watched intently around the country, last week Mainers voted overwhelmingly voted to become the 33rd state to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, and were the first to do so at the ballot box. More...

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2017. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History More...

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Fusion Voting: Better than Ranked Choice

RE: MAINE

The energy of ranked-choice voting supporters, flocking to the polls on Tuesday, is admirable. They’re attempting a people’s veto of the Legislature’s move to delay the ranked-choice system enacted by referendum in 2016.  More...

Remembering George

BROUGHT UP BRUNSWICK

By now, Veteran’s Day has passed. Still, I would like to note, recognize and pay tribute to a vet who made a huge impact in my own life — George Raymond McIntire. More...

LETTERS

Thank You to Voters   More...

Quote for Today

“What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?” — Gilbert Highet, Scottish-born American author and educator (1906-1978).  —AP   More...

MRRA by the Numbers

GUEST COLUMN

The Department of Defense and the Association of Defense Communities have both recognized the redevelopment of the former NAS Brunswick as the most successful reuse effort of the 26 major bases involved in the current base closure round. Why? More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, More...

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GOP Loses, But Dems Need to Unite

GUEST COLUMN

There are two problems with the Trump administration’s tax reform proposal.  First, it’s not Trump’s. More...

Our Country Needs the Dream Act of 2017

Guest Column

The United States is on the brink of a colossal mistake, unless Congress quickly passes the Dream Act of 2017, reversing the effects of the recent rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. More...

Downeaster Has a Problem Moving East

Complaints of excessive noise from Amtrak Downeaster train movements in Brunswick have become a significant public issue. A formal complaint has been filed with the town, along with numerous complaints by email. More...

On Ghosts, A Tree, A Car and A Raccoon

JUST A LITTLE OLD

“What was that?” whispered my wife Tina in the middle of the night, although she was half asleep and doesn’t remember asking. “Ghosts,” I responded, having heard nothing to cause concern. More...

Rotary Club of Bath Awarded Karakin Foundation Grant

Rich Cromwell, a member of the International Services Committee for the Bath Rotary Club, has announced that the Karakin Foundation, a charitable organization supporting philanthropy and volunteerism worldwide, awarded a grant of $80,000 to continue More...

Veterans, Thank You for Your Service

“On this day, Veterans Day, We are Commemorating The service of Veterans of all wars.” “We remember how Men and Women set aside their civilian pursuits to server their Nations cause, defending the Freedom of Mankind and preserving o More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2017. There are 52 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History   On Nov. More...