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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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.

  • I am deeply disappointed because I missed the opportunity to write a timely column about March 13th, which we all know and love to commemorate, as it is the anniversary of the discovery of Uranus. Surprisingly, my wife was quite relieved ...
  • Forget the corned beef or Irish stew, the Guinness stout cake or green desserts. This year we’re going with lots of bacon, cabbage and potatoes for Paddy’s Day recipes, with one lamb dish tossed in for good measure....
  • Q: I’ve been going through a contentious divorce. I have two daughters, ages 5 and 2-1⁄2. As a loving, involved dad, I’m very concerned about how the divorce has affected my children. My older daughter has become more defiant when ...
  • From time to time it seems appropriate to use my little soapbox to cheer for the good guys. The general pattern of impromptu favors and helping hands is that wider attention and media recognition are neither sought nor particularly desired....
  • President Trump’s abbreviated Hanoi meeting with Kim Jong Un reveals again the limits of personal diplomacy. After 2017’s “fire and fury,” Trump in early 2018 abruptly welcomed a summit with Kim. Trump basked in Singapore’s ...
  • Speaking from the podium during the public comment portion of a Rockland City Council meeting can be a harrowing and surreal experience. You speak on your cause and perform on live TV for up to five minutes. You and your gaffes ...
  • As Democrats recover from the euphoric wake of the “Blue Wave” and finally seize the reins of government across the country and especially in Maine, it is vitally important that they not lose sight of the context in which their victory . . .
  • About two years ago, a flash of bright yellow amid the green trees of the former French Concession alerted me to a previously unknown species of bicycle. Not just unknown, but unowned — at least by its riders
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Amsterdam
    In one day, I enter the world of a woman in the Czech Republic whose break-up with Goebbels purportedly led to the Holocaust; waiters/entertainers at a theme restaurant in Chongqing whose boss tells them he will make them rich . . .
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