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ODD JOBS OF SUMMER

24 hours before the mast: My day as a deckhand

“What have I gotten myself into?” I thought, knees trembling a little as I looked down at Rockland Harbor some 60 feet below.

Bushmaster founder’s last firearm company files for bankruptcy in Maine

The Bangor-based firearm maker started by Bushmaster Firearms founder Mack Gwinn Jr. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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Opinion

Boy Scouts plant flags at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta prior to Memorial Day 2014.
EDITORIALS

The speech Boy Scouts should have heard, given by President Truman 67 years ago

Using children as political prop brings to mind Nazi rallies in 1930s Germany, not a gathering of young men who are supposed to be dedicated to service, kindness and courtesy.

The Point

People enjoy a great day on Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
POLL QUESTION

How summer vacation took hold in the US

Planning a trip to the beach, a lake, or some other spot in the great outdoors in the next month or so? Please take a few moments to thank a small but influential group of reformers, idealists, and busybodies who created an enduring American institution: the summer vacation.

Crime & Courts

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