Monday, January 24, 2022
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: A puff piece on who drives the law

A new study came out this week indicating that cannabis may impede COVID-19 from attaching to healthy cells. Phew! If I smoke enough weed,...

Your Viewpoint: Help make smart climate policy a priority

Starting the new year in high fashion, my wife, our two kids, and I transplanted to the Brunswick/Freeport area by way of Michigan's Upper...

Your Viewpoint: Beem should be happy he has a local paper

Edgar Allen Beem must know I like him and respect him, but his column on the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: We gotta get outta this place

My brother told me I seemed a little down lately.  What a surprise.  At least I’m not Kevin Costner’s character John Dutton in “Yellowstone,” I joked....
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Solving the pot problem

In Maine, it ought to be as easy to open a shop selling recreational marijuana as it is to open a store selling beer....
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: My New Year’s resolution

Ordinarily, I do not make New Year’s resolutions. I’m just not that goal-oriented or all that methodical. But for 2022 I decided I had...

Your Viewpoint: Advice from a ‘Mainer in exile’

For a native Mainer in exile, there is something unnerving about living in a single county that contains all of northern New England's population...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: Resolve to stand apart together

I want to start 2022 from a place of compassion and shared humanity. I did not start 2021 there. Facebook’s “On This Day” feature reminded...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Black and white and dead all over

Everyone knows that newspapers are in decline. You’d think that would make the surviving papers work harder to serve readers, but that doesn’t always...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Probing probate

Maine’s Probate Courts are ripe grounds for stupidity. While most of the 16 part-time judges who handle adoptions, guardianships, estates, and name changes manage...