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Into the Wild: Buildings mar the glory of spring bird migration

I don’t know how to be a good environmentalist. More specifically, I struggle with how to share the things I love about nature while...

Leftovers: Magic happens where the sidewalk ends

There’s nothing unusual about taking a walk.  A stroll along Portland's Eastern Prom is glorious on these spring-to-summer days and Old Port nooks and crannies...

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Miserable & Magical: Happy birthday to me

Pandemic or not, there’s no way this year’s birthday could top what I did last year. Even if there was no quarantine and I...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Absence makes the election grow healthier

“Absentee” is an ugly word. It turns other harmless words into nasty epithets. Absentee landlord. Absentee parent. Absentee owner. Absentee candidate for governor Paul LePage. When it...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Brucie is back

Let’s play the exciting new game “Guess What High Public Office Bruce Poliquin Will Run For Next.” On Mother’s Day, Poliquin sent an email to...

Another Viewpoint: COVID-19 and the case for universal health care

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us much about public health, economics, hygiene, class, race, leadership, and the like. It has also highlighted the fact...