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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, 4-year-old daughter Alaina, and 7-year-old bulldog Walter. He has released four CDs of original music and does occasional research work for Marvel Comics' collected editions.

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    May 28, 2022

    Rich Lowry: The big lie about Georgia voting has been exposed

    The surge in the early vote in Georgia shows that all the smears about the state’s new voting law, repeated by everyone from the president of the United States on down, were complete nonsense.

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    May 28, 2022

    Ron and Sue Dorman: Legislators are on citizens’ payroll, not NRA’s

    We would ask our legislators, those from Maine and stewarding every state in the nation, to get off the National Rifle Association’s payroll if they are on it. Congressmen and women and the president of the United States are on the citizens’ payroll. Legislators, in stewardship of the people, with bipartisanship, regulate gun manufacturing and […]

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    May 28, 2022

    Joseph Ziehm: World ‘addicted to apathy’ amid shootings

    We thought after all the school shootings that laws would change, thinking it would close loopholes in mental health checks. Instead, we learned how morally bankrupt and void of humanity the National Rifle Association is. We’ve seen insanity for the past 20 years, such as hoaxes perpetuated by Alex Jones. It’s the world we live […]

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    May 28, 2022

    George Bussiere: Biden should follow Reagan’s gas cost approach

    When Ronald Reagan was president, there were gas lines all over the country and gas was going up and up. President Reagan threatened a windfall profit tax. And like magic, lines disappeared and the price of gas dropped. I wonder why Congress and President Biden can’t do the same. George Bussiere, Auburn

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    May 28, 2022

    Cartoon for Saturday, May 28

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    May 28, 2022

    Laura Fralich: The Confederate flag is a symbol of hate and should not be in the New Gloucester Memorial Day parade

    We must reject the Confederate flag and the racism and violence that is entrenched in its history. We must call for the removal of these symbols in our town if we are going to promote ourselves as a welcoming and inclusive community.

  • Published
    May 27, 2022

    Victoria Cohen: UMaine payment infuriating, in light of firings

    Nine faculty were fired at the University of Maine at Farmington, and the UMaine system still has to pay Michael Laliberte, a man who didn’t work a day for his job, up to $615,000 (a $205,000 annual salary payment that can extend up to three years)? Where is the sense, the equity, the justice, in […]

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    May 27, 2022

    Patrick Hale: Lack of effective UMaine leader ’embarrassing’

    On July 24, 2019, I wrote a stinging rebuttal about University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy’s consistent failures of eight years when he was governor of Connecticut. I provided headline after headline, including “It’s Official, Governor Malloy is the Worst Governor in America,” “Has Dan Malloy lost his mind?,” and “Connecticut’s Mass Exodus Continues […]

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    May 27, 2022

    Cartoon for Friday, May 27

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    May 27, 2022

    Froma Harrop: The pro-death state of Texas

    There’s a sick, cultural thing going on in places like Texas that equate ownership of assault-type weapons with manliness. In truth, give a killing machine to a 90-year-old woman in a wheelchair, and she could mow down a line of weightlifters.

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