Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Your Viewpoint: Barb Wood for Maine House

On July 14 I will cast my vote for Barb Wood to be the Democratic nominee for District 38 in the Maine House of...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: A touch of normal

As soon as I stepped aboard my friend Jack’s lobster boat I found myself enveloped in a big bear hug. In normal times that...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Questionable answers to unanswerable questions

In these uncertain times, you probably have many concerns about what the future holds. I don’t have a clue, but I’m willing to fake...

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...
Al Diamon

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...
Al Diamon

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...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: No good seed goes unpunished

I’m not sure I like gardening. It’s not that I wasn’t cut out for it – I was, at least genetically. One of my grandfathers...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Bad choice

Maine Republicans would be making a big mistake if they make former Gov. Paul LePage their 2022 candidate for his old job. But not...

Miserable & Magical: Reading really is fundamental

While some people are using their time in quarantine to get in the best shape of their lives or to make sourdough bread that...