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Proposed State Budget Hurts Hospitals, Health Care

The two-year state budget plan proposed by Governor LePage’s office includes cuts that will harm Mid Coast Hospital and would negatively impact our ability to meet the healthcare needs of people in this region of Maine. More...

Collins Faces Choice Between Party and Policy

GUEST COLUMN

Sen. Susan Collins is considered a moderate Republican. That can make life difficult.  First, the “moderate” part. More...

Rotary Club raises $25K for early childhood development

The Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso held its eighth annual Early Childhood Development event at the Maine Maritime Museum on Feb. 10. More...

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Summer, 1960: A Bittersweet Retrospective

JUST A LITTLE OLD

In the summer of 1960, I took a month-long road trip with three high school classmates in my family’s 1954 Chevy. The plan: drive south from Delaware to Fort Lauderdale and then return, having fun along the way and staying out of trouble. More...

Seriously and Literally Listening to Trump

During last year’s presidential campaign, my old friend and colleague Salena Zito, writing in The Atlantic, made national headlines when she observed that the reporters covering then-candidate Donald Trump “[took] him literally, but not s More...

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Brunswick train travelers tested by severe winter storm

If there ever was a time to demonstrate the rationale for the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority’s “storage barn” in Brunswick, it was the past few days of extreme Maine weather. More...

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Today In History

In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.  In 1848, the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died in Washington, D.C., at age 80.  In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to More...

Winter’s Teachable Moments

GUEST COLUMN

You know it's a real snowstorm when you can't hear the snowplows passing by. Flashing lights outside wind rattled windows is all that gives them away. A glance at the alarm clock reveals that daybreak is still a long ways off. More...

The ‘Resistance’ in Maine

As recently as 2009, America’s liberals could look to a glorious future. Barack Obama, newly installed in the Oval Office, promised an American transformation. Democrats held 257 seats in the House of Representatives. More...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On Feb. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Fighting Fire with Money

PROSE AND CONS

As the Ink Spots once famously sang, “It’s all over but the crying and nobody is crying but me.” So is my thought for the upcoming Town Council meeting. More...

Think Globally, Act Locally

Do you remember when you first heard the phrase “think globally, act locally”? Was it just another slogan that appeared in the media and on bumper stickers that you could ignore or did the phrase engage you from the start? More...