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Monday, April 22, 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.

  • In the holiday triumvirate of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, it’s Easter that most lends itself to brunch. It can easily follow church services or an Easter Egg hunt and will end early enough to let you poke around in the yard, looking for ...
  • Last week I reported on my flight from the East Coast to Seattle demonstrating the cheerless and dispiriting adventure that commercial flying around the country can be. After more than a week on the West Coast, I was taken aback to find ...
  • We’re not opposed to taxes. Theoretically, the idea that we as a society pool our resources and get to decide what our priorities are is pretty positive. But between the way for-profit corporations are paying less and less — as they get richer ...
  • Fragmentary signs point to another economic downturn. Here are my non-economist’s fears regarding what could turn a moderate recession into one rivaling 2008. 1. New investment gimmick. Before the 2008 financial collapse, investors ...
  • March 20: Sarah Dann, a Louisiana-based tug, arrived from Devant, La., and delivered a flat barge to Cianbro’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer to be loaded with refinery modules. The trip is the second of an expected 18 loads bound ...
  • Q: We’re struggling with our two kids and I’m not sure why. My husband and I are both professionals, providing solid financial security, a beautiful home, with our kids having everything they need and much more. I just don’t understand ...
  • If you’re a faithful keeper of a garden journal, or wish you were better at recording your thoughts and observations, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, teaming up with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant ...
  • My friend and I each harbored bad news when we joined up at the Portland bus station for the start of our trip to Iceland to celebrate milestone birthdays. Mine was the looming country-wide workers’ strike, which would have us arriving ...
  • Recall, just a few days ago as you read this, our delightful little spring snowstorm. As I write, it is Monday morning, looks like full-on January outside, and they’re saying we are to have another round of this Tuesday night. I had supposed ...
  • As Democrats recover from the euphoric wake of the “Blue Wave” and finally seize the reins of government across the country and especially in Maine, it is vitally important that they not lose sight of the context in which their victory . . .
  • About two years ago, a flash of bright yellow amid the green trees of the former French Concession alerted me to a previously unknown species of bicycle. Not just unknown, but unowned — at least by its riders
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