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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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.

  • The time had come to get the well running at an old house my wife and I have been restoring. It didn’t look promising as the pumpkin-colored water took a long time to clear up to what looked like tea — and fairly strong tea at that....
  • January 10: Ansac Pride, a 583-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Morehead City, N.C., and picked up a load of scrap metal from Grimmel Industries. It sailed January 16 for an unspecified port in Turkey....
  • Since the new year has just begun, you still have plenty of time to plan and dream about next year’s garden. In addition to looking at new plants and seeds, it’s a good time to take stock of your tools and think about adding to ...
  • The killing of General Suleimani and Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian jetliner made both sides blink, pulling them back from the brink of war and giving diplomacy a fleeting chance. A proxy bombing next week, however, could renew ...
  • Nate: Let’s start with the observation that economic inequality causes a host of social ills. The word “causes” is important here: economic inequality is not merely a consequence or correlate of other, deeper forces but in fact plays ...
  • Arts in Profile: Mentoring: A shout-out to those who have helped us along the way ...
    In her first year of college as a prelaw major, Suzette McAvoy was required to take a survey course, and she chose art history. Her teacher became her mentor, and helped her to see art history as multidimensional, not just a story of ...
  • Q: I think I read in one of your articles that sometimes parents and their kids might not “fit” with their temperaments. I think I have a bad fit with my 4-year- old son, because he’s driving me crazy. He reacts to loud noises and ...
  • Do you struggle with uncom- fortable digestive systems such as excess bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, belching, and/or cramping? Do you have nutrient deficiencies or anemia, or have you experienced ...
  • I love to brag about how the air service pilots, and the fishermen with their own boats, show up with everything islanders need from life-saving prescriptions to new boilers. Then, hand over hand, block-and-tackle or just ...
  • Patrisha Mclean: Walking Into Doors, Part 2
    The guilty verdict came just before Christmas in a Belfast courthouse. Domestic abuse victim Sharon Carrillo guilty of depraved indifference murder of her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, even though the only evidence linking her to the ...
  • HiLo Art: “Contemporary Greenwood” at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Through January 2, 2020
    Beautifully curated by Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (CFC) Gallery Manager Victoria Allport, this exquisite exhibit features furniture, furnishings and sculpture created by a group of 22 U.S. and international artists who work with freshly ...
  • 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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