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Tuesday, November 12, 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.

  • Under mild but constant pressure from my wife, I recently switched from white work socks to black, as my Michael Jackson defense of white socks had lost its efficacy. Those of you who shop at the big-box wholesale outlets know that ...
  • In our household there are constant and mildly heated arguments surrounding an unlikely topic. Politics and religion? No problem. But celery? There’s a red flag subject. I maintain that it’s one of a well-stocked larder’s essentials....
  • BECCA: Nate, wow! I’m sitting here on the bleachers at the Rec Center. We just heard the results read out for the City Council race, and you won! So … what are your next steps? How do you feel? Are you a full-blown politician ...
  • Worldwide, people are fuming. Almost as if copying playbooks from neighboring countries, crowds defy authority and denounce established elites. The protesters include citizens from most social categories, even the well-off....
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Europe
    “You came all the way from the U.S. to be here?” “Here” was a documentary film festival in a Czech Republic village, about 85 miles southeast of Prague.

    Documentary film festivals are a passion currently running just behind scuba ...
  • Q: My kids have shown too much anxiety at different ages, which keeps coming up again at different times in various situations. They’re pretty young (7, 5, 3, with my youngest only 19 months). I wish I understood what’s going on ...
  • October 22: Denali, a New York–based tug, arrived in Searsport from Portland, cargo unknown — Denali is a frequent visitor to Searsport and typically delivers ethanol. It departed later that day for New York....
  • HiLo Art: In the Studio: Daniel Anselmi
    In most Maine cities and towns, above the street-level shops, restaurants, stores and galleries, there are artists in their studios working away at painting, sculpting, and making photographs, drawings and prints. It’s far more usual to see ...
  • Artists in Profile: Kathleen Florance
    Kathleen Florance has been an artist in the midcoast area for many years. I met her my first summer in Maine 36 years ago, when I signed up to exhibit at the then Port Clyde Arts and Crafts Society.
  • HiLo Art: “Storyforms”and “Confluence” at Waterfall Arts in Belfast Through November 15
    There are two exceptional and highly unusual exhibits currently on display until November 17 at Waterfall Arts: “Storyforms” and “Confluence: Stories from the Village Canoe Project.” Curated by the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) ...
  • 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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