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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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.

  • Charlie Marie Brings Classic Country to Camden
    Camden Opera House, located at 29 Elm Street, will host another concert in its SoundCheck series on Friday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00. The show will also be streamed from the opera house stage to ...
  • Planning to purge relentlessly on a recent fall cleaning spree, I dragged a bloated folder from the recesses of a desk cubbyhole. Spotted and stained, it was chock full of recipes I’d collected over decades, until the internet made ... 
  • The Sketchbook. A builder’s journal: #42 Of Mice and Moulding
    There was a time when I lived in the houses I was restoring. The oldest of these was a 1787 center-chimney Cape. I was sitting in our temporary kitchen/living room, reading a book and having a cup of tea when a rat the ...
  • I wrote my doctoral dissertation long ago on the effects the Vietnam War was having on U.S. foreign policy. It was turning us inward, preoccupied with domestic affairs and deeply cautious about overseas military intervention....
  • Back in mid-August I had traveled off the island early, a day or two ahead of whatever my mainland business might have been, on account of Hurricane Henri. Said hurricane did not actually cause Maine any real trouble, but that ...
  • Nate: Happy fall, Becca! This might be my favorite time of year: cooler weather; fewer mosquitoes and tourists; the promise of wood fires and the autumn harvest. Plus, election season is around the corner, which I enjoy as both ...
  • Q: I always tend to rush in to protect my kids from making mistakes or being disappointed with failures they could have. My husband keeps telling me I don’t hold them accountable, that I lower my expectations so they won’t be challenged.... 
  • Birding with Don Reimer: On Taking Field Trips—
    Birding field trips are an effective and fun way to learn about birds while visiting interesting birding sites. And although the COVID-19 period has thrown us some temporary curveballs, certain environmental organizations have resumed ...
  • August 26: Denali, a New York–based tug and fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and delivered 37,000 barrels of ethanol. It sailed August 27 for Portland. September 1: New England, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived ...
  • Politics is usually invisible. Its realm is language and stories in the hidden minds of the people. Economics is less mysterious, I thought, as my train from Munich pulled into Keleti Station in Hungary’s capital city, and as I saw ...
  • Patrisha McLean: From Knox County Officials, Kisses for Domestic Abusers and Slaps for the Victims
    In the wake of 3-year-old Maddox Williams being beaten to death in his home, let’s see how safe officials are keeping the children of Knox County. First, a deeper look at one of the many domestic violence cases just wrapped ...
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  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Over- growth, or SIBO, is a condition in which normal bacteria colonize the small intestine — where they do not belong — causing uncomfortable, sometimes painful gastrointestinal symptoms, the most ...
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