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LePage Tax Cuts a Crisis for Maine Towns

While state budget debates often spiral off into complex and abstract issues that are hard for an average citizen to digest, at the town and city level the impact of the budget debate in Augusta can come into stark relief.  More...

Ratholes of Washington

Ratholes.  Both parties in Washington can’t stop going down their favorite rathole.  And the rest of us poor civilians from coast-to-coast and in-between have to watch – and suffer.  More...

LETTERS

Healthcare a Communal Issue   I wish we could stop thinking of health care as either a right or a privilege, but instead, understand it to be a matter of communal responsibility. It’s a moral issue. More...

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Brunswick Dems Kick Off ‘One Community’ Campaign

The Brunswick Town Democratic Committee invites Brunswick citizens to join our “One Community” campaign. Our goal is to spearhead efforts to work across ideological and economic divides on issues of common concern. More...

Trump and Ryan Lose Big

For seven years — seven years — Republicans thundered about the evils of Obamacare, yearned for the day when they could bury it and vowed to do precisely that once the ball was in their hands. More...

LETTER

Headline Outrageous I wish to comment on your outrageous headline in the March 24th issue. More...

Mainers Left Cold

You could almost hear the collective groan from Mainers this week when temperatures plummeted back into the teens. Two things invariably followed: furnaces kicked on and couples argued over who it was that turned up the damned thermostat. More...

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Tweeting Toward Oblivion

Donald Trump faces a stark choice. He can tweet, or he can govern.  He can indulge his persecution complex, firing off missives that compare Barack Obama to Joseph McCarthy and U.S. More...

The Unifying American Story

One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story. It is the narrative that unites us around a common multi-generational project, that gives an overarching sense of meaning and purpose to our history. More...

Healthcare reform threatens broad coverage

GUEST COLUMN

The Affordable Care Act and its reform are causing confusion. Here’s what we know. It covers more people than did the free market system and changes some of the terms of insurance policies, but it does not abolish the market. More...

Keep Asking ‘Why?’

JUST A LITTLE OLD

My 22-month-old, blonde curly-haired granddaughter Phoebe has a sparkle that will melt your heart and a smile that will warm your soul. She lives in a world of constant discovery. More...

Get to Know Brunswick Rotary Club

By this time readers of the Times Record have seen several articles about Rotary International, each focusing on an individual local Rotary Club. The Brunswick Rotary Club is this week’s topic. More...

LETTER

Make Everyone Eligible for Medicare

President Trump promised good affordable health care for all Americans, which Obama Care certainly is not. House Speaker Paul Ryan seems intent on passing a new health care law that makes Obama Care look like the greatest thing since sliced bread. More...

Today in History

In 1832, a mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacked, tarred and feathered Mormon leaders Joseph Smith Jr. and Sidney Rigdon.  In 1913, New York's Palace Theatre, the legendary home of vaudeville, opened on Broadway.  In 1934, President Franklin D. More...

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MaineCare’s Trumpian Threat

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Health insurance is killing us. Not just figuratively but literally. High deductibles, exorbitant premiums and poor coverage are legend. More...