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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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    May 23, 2019

    Froma Harrop: Payday loans crushing the souls of borrowers

    The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low — naively too low. Too bad the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, weren’t more careful, because their clumsy approach hands ammo to foes of those reining in […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Laurel Libby: An opportunity squandered

    Today, the Maine in which I am raising my children looks very different from the Maine in which I was raised. Legislation that Maine Sen. Ned Claxton voted in stripping parents of their rights will forever alter the independent, free-thinking Maine landscape. While I respect Sen. Claxton’s office, I am sorely disappointed in his vote […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Cal Thomas: The pro-life movement’s moment

    Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures — the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative victories. That may be about to change. While New York and several other states have passed […]

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    May 22, 2019

    Benjamin Gideon admitted to Inner Circle

    LEWISTON — Benjamin Gideon, an attorney with Berman & Simmons of Lewiston, has been admitted to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only, national organization of plaintiff attorneys. The Inner Circle limits its membership to no more than 100 of the top plaintiff trial lawyers in the nation. Attorney Gideon is only the second lawyer […]

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