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Friday, April 28, 2017

The weekly columnists in The Free Press are a great source of news and opinion - both local and global. Click on one below to start your journey.

  • Last summer, I responded to a parent’s question about her daughter’s love of television. Subsequently, the dilemma many families face with screen power struggles compelled me to respond further. What’s typically . . .
  • I earned a “Do you want fries with that?” sort of liberal arts degree from one of those red-brick establishments that goes around offering scholarships to hungry-looking urchins from moribund sardine factories and . . .
  • Home & Garden: Taking the Mystery Out of Composting
    In the best of all possible worlds, every household would separate its trash into returnables, recyclables, trash, and organic wastes such as kitchen scraps and yard and garden materials like grass clippings and leaves. The sanitation . . .
  • Well, they did it. At its April 17 meeting in Connecticut the New England Fisheries Management Council reaffirmed the economically vital place that lobster fishing has in this state by exempting lobstermen from . . .
  • My last attempt at explaining adhesives ended in a sticky mess. This time I will adhere to the subject at hand — and adhering almost anything to the hand is easy with what we call “superglue.” Commonly known as . . .
  • Who’s bluffing? The dumpy little North Korean dictator with the weird hair? Or the dumpy big American president with the weird hair? With luck, we’ll never have to find out. . . .
  • Facing Addiction: Dylan
    Date of Sobriety: August 20, 2015 — Dylan, 26, from Rockport, says in coming forward with his story, “If I can help one person, it will be worth it.”
  • The Way Rice Should Be: Hainanese Chicken Rice
    Almost every country in Asia with a history of Chinese immigrants has their own version of chicken rice. Chicken rice originated in Hainan province in China during the Chin Dynasty. It was one of the four main Hainan dishes along . . .
  • “What is truth?” It’s a question that we’ve all pondered. It is a question that has been pondered since human beings evolved the requisite physical brain infrastructure to foster the intellectual capacity to ponder such things. It is a question . . .
  • We Americans are not a servile people. We did not, this last November, anoint a new master, some deus ex machina to descend into our midst to rule us, or bless us, to determine our passive fate by scribbling it on the back of a . . .
  • I doubt my canoeing companion would have so readily shared a prime fiddlehead location if it hadn’t taken three days to get there. In a swamp where the skunk cabbage was in full leaf and . . .
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