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January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Opinion


Discrimination and Homosexuality   Lately, I have seen some comments about the legal decision against the baker who refused to bake a cake for the gay couple. Here is my comment.  More...


No one asked you to be happy. Get More...

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College? Maybe Not


I might be alone with this idea, but I have always considered our educational system to be one big job training program. Where better to instill in our future workforce the skills and necessities that will earn then a decent pay day later in life. More...

Today’s Highlight in History

On Jan. 3, 1868, Japan’s Meiji Restoration re-established the authority of the emperor and heralded the fall of the military rulers known as shoguns; the upheaval paved the way for Japan’s drive toward becoming a modern power.   More...

State and Federal Spending

We are fortunate that the economies statewide and nationally are growing at a very strong rate. More...

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Snow Perception


As I sit here, taking ibuprofen like it’s Pez after another round of shoveling, it struck me how much I used to be fascinated by winter storms. Even when I hit the age to help clear the stuff, it was always bigger is better. More...

The Impossible Task of Packing Christmas Up


Our house has had Christmas decorations up since the weekend after Thanksgiving. This is a bit unusual, but we were making up for the fact that we didn’t get our vegetable garden going until July. More...


General Dynamics Doesn’t Need Tax Break   Thanks to The Time Record for its coverage of the controversial bill State Rep. More...

Trump-Russia Ties Must be Investigated


Paul Ackerman sets up a straw man to attack in asking, “Is the Current Special Counsel Investigation Comparable to Watergate?” (Dec. 27). And in attacking that straw man he fires off a number of misstatements and slurs.  More...


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‘This, Too, Shall Pass’ – Happy New Year!


As the year turns, there are some things I haven’t been able to understand. I figure I’m like most people. More...

The Christmas Fire


December 1946. The young family had moved to Lisbon Falls, Maine from Darien, Connecticut just a few months earlier. The Christmas presents were wrapped; the children (ages 7, 4 and 2 months) were snuggled in their beds. More...

Today in History

In 1808, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In 1845, Texas was admitted as the 28th state.  In 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux More...

A Fiery Tale on Ragged Mountain

A lot has changed since I started hiking Ragged Mountain in the 1970s. Part of a coastal mountain range called the Camden Hills, back then the only trail leading to the summit began in a pasture on the Gillette Road in Rockport. More...

Job Shadows Reap Benefits


For her Introduction to Medical Assisting class, Caitlin Martel-Harrington spent part of a day at a healthcare clinic, shadowing an employee to get a better idea of what a medical assistant’s job is all about.  More...

What does the Bath Rotary do for the local community?

The Bath Rotary Club has been serving the Bath community for almost 100 years. Sponsored by the Lewiston/ Auburn Rotary Club in 1919, the Bath Rotary has done many local projects benefitting the Bath area. More...


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