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Thursday, September 19, 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.

  • Shipping News: September 17, 2019
    Used paper mill equipment is loaded onto the cargo ship BBC Fuji in Searsport on September 11. The Free Press was not able to confirm which mill the equipment came from or where it is headed, but a source close to the sale of a paper ...
  • Don’t panic; while the time for fall bulb planting is fast approaching, there’s still time to do all those fall garden chores: digging potatoes and picking tomatoes, cutting back iris and peonies and digging some herb plants to bring inside....
  • Oh, my God, it’s hard to date here! When I left Maine I had the idea that hopefully out there in the Big Bad Beautiful World I would find someone lovely and compatible and be able to entice them to move with me to weird, gorgeous Maine....
  • I have an ethical dilemma over Donald Trump. As a professor, I taught and practiced fairness, accuracy and balance. So how do I handle a president who despises all of these? Intellectual honesty demands I admit that he is more symptom ...
  • Artists in Profile: Annie Mahoney
    I had the honor of speaking with Annie Mahoney in her home — a gracious, expansive, colorful and eclectic house in Rockland’s South End. I had visited there before, not really being aware at that time of how much of the art (that is everywhere) is hers.
  • Just Saying ...: Updating Windows
    As if you need to be reminded, it’s still summer, which is a much better time to work on replacing your old house windows than, say, for example, winter. Looking around at the old houses in Maine, it’s apparent that almost all would ...
  • On the one hand, a good case was made in the Maine Legislature in August that broadband is as important as any other utility or public infrastructure, and some of our legislators expressed frustration when their colleagues wouldn’t ...
  • With school once again in session, nourishing, restorative sleep is essential for children. Insufficient sleep is easy to overlook as the cause of our child’s “mis”-behavior. School is demanding, particularly at the start of a new fall semester ...
  • HiLo Art: Maine Farmland Trust 20th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit Through October 11
    This exhibit, billed as a retrospective selection of works shown over the last 10 years, showcasing founders, members and protected farms, features works by Avy Claire, Julie Crane, Lynn Karlin, Leslie Moore, Jacinda Martinez ...
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Camden
    For my first 30 years in Camden, the sea didn’t mean anything to me. I lived high on a hill, three miles from the public landing, and summers I stayed up there as much as I could to avoid downtown traffic. I communed with the fireflies ...
  • I played baseball in high school outside Boston, and 40 years later our son played baseball in high school outside Shanghai. We were both in New York earlier this summer, both with things we had to get done, but without anything we ...
  • Of all the things that Mainers have to be proud of — be it our lobster, our pine trees, our vast expanses of woodlands, or our inscrutable miles of rocky coast — there is one thing that we should all be celebrating about our state that ...
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