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Friday, May 7, 2021
  • Last spring, a year ago, was our first ever in Maine.

    We knew Maine in the summer, and in winter around New Year’s, and a bit in the fall.
  • Remember when your parents coerced you to say the two magic words “I’m sorry” because of something you did or said? Did you suffer guilt or remorse?
  • There’s an old adage which is assumed to be wisdom: Never discuss politics or religion. (To which my brother added, “taste.”) The reason for this, as adults explained to me as a child, was these topics were too emotionally intense ...
  • In 2019 the Legislature created the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations to research the often startling disparities in income, health outcomes, incarceration, COVID-19 cases ...
  • My wife and I have just moved to Maine after summering here for more than three decades. I love your paper. I have been following the Nordic Aquafarms fiasco and the most recent letter by Jim Merkel has moved me to write ...
  • So far this year, U.S. police have killed 319 people; by the time you read this, our “public safety servants” will have killed even more citizens whom they are sworn to serve and protect. U.S. cops are trending at killing about 1,000 people every single year . . .
  • No one who is sane actually believes the Trump & Co. lie that Trump won the 2020 election. A normal person will investigate the state confirmations (Republican states confirmed President Biden’s win too), all the court cases ...
  • I’ve been following the recent discourse regarding junk and/or trash initiated by Frank Grande’s April 6 letter in The Free Press with some amusement and some dismay. It seems that most of the respondents feel it’s not the place of ...
  • As a former superintendent of schools, I would like to suggest a simple primer to counteract the woke liberalism in classrooms today: Infrastructure = Climate Change = Racism = Woke = America is Evil. The Democrats are ...”
  • I usually avoid commenting on “Letters/Opinions,” but Susan Reitman’s recent submission struck a nerve. We are all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts. To claim that Biden stole the 2020 election is preposterous and without ...
  • With Earth Day recently passed on April 22, we have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing travel and our thermostat. We recycle. But we can do so much more by cutting our consumption of animal meat and milk products. Yes, that....
  • Dear Senator Collins, I heard with dismay that you did not vote to confirm Vanita Gupta, who has been nominated to serve as the third-ranking official in the U.S. Justice Department. Gupta has demonstrated her commitment to the ...
  • One of my daughter’s best friends, a physician’s assistant, admitted to her that people are becoming dehumanized because of COVID and that it makes her uncomfortable. She said this on the day that she, our daughter and a few other ...
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