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Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • An Intimate History Of The War in Vietnam
    Few histories of the Vietnam War shy away from contentious questions or bold conclusions. Was the United States right to wage war in Southeast Asia? Why did Washington fail to achieve its objectives? What are the key lessons . . .
  • A Psychotherapist Explores Aging in a Collection of Essays
    When Nan Narboe reached her 60s, the ground beneath her shifted unsettlingly. She had never lied about her age, but now, when people asked how old she was, she would experience a disconnect. “I had a sense of not knowing . . .
  • Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is not something you hear a lot of in the news, especially compared to other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, but it affects a significant percentage of the population: one to two percent of Americans . . .
  • The volunteer Knox Clinic, which is dedicated to providing good health care to Knox County residents and surrounding towns based on a patient’s ability to pay, has saved people in the local community over $15 million in prescription drug . . .
  • September of 1998 was the first National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. That very month I was starting chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. My boys were 7, 9 and 11 at the time. For the past 19 years, I have put my experience . . .
  • Collins & King on Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Plan
    Collins: On Monday, September 18, Senator Collins’s office provided the following response to a request from The Free Press for a statement on the senator’s position on the Graham-Cassidy ACA replacement proposal . . .
  • During my time in Maine this summer, I visited all of the 16 counties in our state, hearing feedback from Maine people about the issues important to them, their families and their communities. My stops throughout the state once . . .
  • Birding with Don Reimer: Out the Window—
    In writing a bi-monthly bird column, I’m always questing for (hopefully) interesting and informative photos to accompany my columns. Often the subject of a given column is dictated by a pick-of-the-week photo that happens during routine . . .
  • Do adolescents prefer their smartphones to people? No sooner is class dismissed than phones light up, with students focused on their screens. Passing their peers in the hallway, there’s minimal, if any, engagement. Navigating the . . .
  • The Common Ground Country Fair starts Friday the 22nd and runs through the weekend. They call it a “celebration of rural living.” I’ll say it is! It is also a celebration of annual family reunions, and a celebration of spotting an old friend . . .
  • My telephone rings. I answer, “Hello.” Sometimes I do not say hello because I have come to believe that saying hello triggers responses from automatic dialers known as robocallers and I would rather listen to the silence of a robot . . .
  • Contemporary Wood Lighting Design Show at Messler Gallery
    “Contem- porary Wood Lighting,” an exhibition of leading-edge lighting design, opens at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport on Friday, September 22, and continues through January 3. The public “is warmly encouraged to attend” an opening reception this Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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