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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The weekly columnists in The Free Press are a great source of news and opinion - both local and global. Click on one below to start your journey.

  • I was trying to get through frying the morning’s batch of doughnuts for the bakery. The phone man was assembling his gear for the first Field Service Technician call of the day, a day already setting up to look busy. At about 10 past 8:00 ...
  • Last week, I offered a primer with tips for the first-time, part-time summer job worker. We covered how to shut off your phone, your clothing and the fact that, against all logic, you will probably be expected to wear shoes. Yes, it’s been ...
  • Although it pains me to acknowledge it, high summer is on its slow slide into late summer. A faint blush appears on green apples, bright spikes of goldenrod and tansy glow along the roadsides, and uncut fields are as tawny as lion ...
  • It’s true that more parents are changing the way they’re raising their children, abandoning the traditional rewards-and-punishment approach while learning to connect with their children. The outcome is win-win, rather than endless ...
  • I am probably not alone in looking at a Perimeter Gallery exhibit as merely an interesting backdrop to the customers delighted with the beautiful produce, breads, pastries and meals at Chase’s Daily, with which the gallery shares space....
  • For my first 30 years in Camden, the sea didn’t mean anything to me. I lived high on a hill, three miles from the public landing, and summers I stayed up there as much as I could to avoid downtown traffic. I communed with the fireflies ...
  • Hey kids, it’s late but there’s still time to snag a summer job for extra cash that, try as you might, you just can’t wring out of your parents. Working this summer will not only make you a few bucks but it may even give you that rush of ...
  • I played baseball in high school outside Boston, and 40 years later our son played baseball in high school outside Shanghai. We were both in New York earlier this summer, both with things we had to get done, but without anything we ...
  • Brexit has ripped apart the United Kingdom, warning us how nations may, through a series of political blunders, degrade themselves. America should worry. Stable, commonsense Britain — never a fully accurate picture ...
  • We’re interested in what young people think about Rockland, the midcoast, and Maine in general, and whether they want to stay or leave. Nate grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and doesn’t remember many of his peers aspiring ...
  • What is going on behind closed doors in our community is scary. But the shame is what is going on, for anyone who wants to hear or see it, in the Knox County courtroom in Rockland with domestic violence cases.
  • Of all the things that Mainers have to be proud of — be it our lobster, our pine trees, our vast expanses of woodlands, or our inscrutable miles of rocky coast — there is one thing that we should all be celebrating about our state that ...
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