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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • On Thursday afternoon, May 17, the U.S. Senate voted 54-45 to confirm Gina Haspel, of Kentucky, to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Followoing are statements from Maine’s Senators.
  • Book Review: How We Attempt to Evade the Inevitable
    Americans have a history of obsession with fads designed to help us live forever. But to what end? Death, notes Barbara Ehrenreich in her new book, “Natural Causes,” still awaits us all. In this lively cultural history of our attempts to . . .
  • May is here again, and with the cheerful appear- ance of daffodils and tulips also comes Celiac Disease Awareness Month — every year! Let’s celebrate by increasing our knowledge and awareness of this condition. . . .
  • Like a lot of Mainers, our forested landscape and its human and natural history shaped my character when I was young. For some kids, it was hunting or hiking, camping in the summer with family or canoeing the Allagash. For me, it was wandering . . .
  • Rockland has become the latest Maine municipality to pass a local food sovereignty ordinance, which will exempt direct-to-consumer sales of food, with the exception of meat and poultry, from state and federal food safety regulations. . . .
  • Birding with Don Reimer: Wading the Wetlands—
    With the onset of spring nesting season, songbirds become the major avian focus for many birders. After all, a brightly plumaged Canada Warbler or fire-red Scarlet Tanager is definitely a visual treat. But other less conspicuous species . . .
  • Biking season is finally back and, no, it’s not the same as “open season” on bicyclists where you take a bead on a roadside cyclist to see if you can clip their elbow with your passenger-side rear view mirror. . . .
  • We might have a hard time believing that the expectations we have for our child’s behavior can unintentionally cause that behavior. In particular, with a spirited child, his success can be positively impacted by his parents’ expectation . . .
  • I’d been in Sweden for about four days when I first became jealous. I’d been invited there, as a former staffer from the Bernie Sanders campaign, to lead a series of trainings for a moderately sized national political party . . .
  • Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Public Safety are asking smokers to be sure to extinguish their cigarettes inside of their vehicles and to not throw cigarettes out the window. . . .
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