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    May 24, 2019

    Leonard Pitts: The hypocrisy of anti-abortion activists

    Last week, a man tried to convince me that he believes black lives matter. This is a kind of rhetorical judo some anti-abortion activists have adopted in debating pro-choice African Americans. They argue that black women have abortions at higher rates than others and that this amounts to a “genocide” or a “holocaust” — yes, […]

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    May 24, 2019

    Austin Bay: Iran’s proxy armies become a regime liability

    Mark down May 2019 as the month Iran’s war-by-proxy-forces racket became an undeniable problem for Tehran’s dictators. This month, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. informed the Iranian regime it will suffer violent consequences if and when the militias and terror cells Tehran employs throughout the Middle East and the world attack Saudi and American targets. […]

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    May 24, 2019

    Mary Jane Newell: That is the law

    It is not unlawful to carry a firearm openly. No permit is necessary to carry a concealed handgun if the person is at least 21 years old, or between 18 and 21 and on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard or is an honorably discharged veteran and […]

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    May 24, 2019

    Larry Hilt: An insulting and shameful bill

    LD 1589, “An Act to Protect the Liberty of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in Maine,” is typical of the laws and policies of declared “sanctuary” states or cities, which prohibit local law agencies from enforcing the immigration laws of the United States. For example, this particular bills says local law enforcement cannot inquire into a […]

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    May 24, 2019

    Bob Mennealy: ‘No steps backward’

    In regard to the current vaccination issue in Maine schools, the Rev. Jim Gertmenian, a retired United Church of Christ pastor from Cumberland, was quoted in a recent newspaper story that mainline Protestant and Catholic church teachings support vaccination. He said using religion as a catch-all reason to avoid vaccines that benefit the health of […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Sabattus Regional Credit Union raises funds for Ending Hunger in Maine

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    May 23, 2019

    Peer recovery coach training offered

    FARMINGTON — A free training course to become a peer recovery coach is taking place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 1, and continuing Sunday, June 2, then continuing the next week on June 8 and 9 at Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass Room. A peer recovery coach is a trained volunteer who […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Rich Lowry: Comrade Sanders targets charter schools

    Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education. The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head and not block black children from attending traditional public schools, but block them from exiting those schools […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Glenn Chateauvert: Preserving the nation

    This is in response to Patricia Fogg’s letter (May 8) and Mike LeBlanc’s response to her (May 15). Thomas Jefferson said it best and was 100% correct when he said “Democracy is nothing more than gang rule.” That is why they set up the greatest form of government — a constitutional republic. That form of […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Brenda McKenna: Make driving safer

    So many accidents are the result of distracted driving. Just wondering — if automakers can come up with Bluetooth, why can’t they come up with the technology that would ensure that cell phones do not work when a vehicle is engaged? The vehicle would need to be in park or the ignition off before people […]

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