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Ride on: Gain bicycle confidence this spring

There's a reason we never forget how to ride a bike.  No matter how many years pass or what other clutter our memories gather, our...

Into the Wild: Songs of spring

It’s late April in Maine, which means it’s high time for avian romance. More than 100 bird species are flying into the state every...

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The Universal Notebook: Charter schools are public schools

There is a liberal bias against charter schools that I once shared and no longer do. LD 604, An Act to Promote Accountability in...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Old and in the way

It was November 1994, and I was standing outside a polling place in southern Maine interviewing folks as they prepared to cast their ballots...

A View from the Hill: See a gull? Give it a break

I once hired a young reporter who turned out to have studied ornithology. Whenever a fellow reporter would write “seagull” in a story — we...