Latest Rockland, Maine, weather
GO
search sponsored by
Sunday, June 25, 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.

  • It’s a mad, mad world out there — so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the Mad Tweeter is running our world here. The Middle East has long been an anarchist’s dream, but in recent weeks it’s been even more chaotic than Trump’s . . .
  • Long ago (1960), sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset noted that movements of both the left and right attract apocalyptic thinking: It’s the end of days. The system is cracking. Things can’t go on like this. Only a decisive rupture (rapture?) . . .
  • Things are getting really draconian at my house. If I am caught upstairs in the bedroom with my pants and shoes, I will get three demerits. Depending how involved I have been in woods work, I may not be allowed upstairs wearing . . .
  • The season for halibut fishing in Maine closes for the year at the end of this month. Commercial fishermen with a state permit may catch up to 25 halibut during the course of the two-month season. Those fish must be greater than 41 inches . . .
  • Q: My husband and I are fighting all the time, and have been for quite a while. I hate to admit that our two kids are exposed to this daily. The tension is terrible, and as much as I want to get along with him, everything about him frustrates . . .
  • The prospect of weeding a 6-by-20-foot strawberry bed was daunting, until I realized that the majority of the weeds were lamb’s quarters — easy to pull and, more important, delicious to eat. I began a two-part pulling operation, with weeds . . .
  • Let’s play a game: “Where have I heard that before?” Here’s how it works, I’ll make a series of statements, things of the kind that might appear in a New York Times article, statements like “geriatric left-wing socialist runs . . .
  • The next few lines should bring a great sense of relief to my husband and children, as what I am about to spout will completely destroy any chance I might ever have, decades from now, should I get in mind to run for any . . .
  • Around church-going time on Sunday, I saw the first Jack in the Pulpit alongside a damp woods road. I lifted up the purple-and-green-striped canopy of the pulpit to see what Preacher Jack had to say, holy or otherwise. . . .
  • Facing Addiction: Marie
    In my late 20s I started having really severe headaches. My family doctor gave me Vicodin. First and foremost the Vicodin took the headaches away when nothing else could, but it also made me happy and gave me . . .
  • The Way Rice Should Be: Lamb Rendang
    Throughout history human beings have figured out ways to prepare and preserve food based on the climate and their living conditions. In the 16th century, long before refrigeration, the Minangkabau people of . . .
  • 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 . . .
1
Looking for something older? Try our archive search