Where one RSU makes good dollars and sense

By David Wollstadt on Jan. 22, 2009, at 8:08 p.m.
On Jan. 27, voters in Alton, Bradley, Greenbush, Milford and Old Town will go to the polls to decide whether to consolidate our five municipal school districts into a single Regional School Unit.

First step: Know Israeli-Palestinian history

By Peter Weil on Jan. 22, 2009, at 8:05 p.m.
Once more we hear from Nancy Oden, “No more free passes for Israel” (BDN, Jan. 10-11), Down East Maine’s public scold.

Digital, Ready or Not

on Jan. 22, 2009, at 6:10 p.m.
The television switchover from analog to digital will soon be upon us, and most Mainers are ready for it. Maine’s public television has already switched. Other stations will make the change on Feb. 17. Already, however, there are troubling signs that the switch will not be seamless for all, and …

J.M. Keynes & Ayn Rand

on Jan. 22, 2009, at 6:07 p.m.
As economists grope for a way out of the current financial mess, two theorists from the past are taking center stage. John Maynard Keynes and Ayn Rand, both long dead, stand at opposite poles of the debate over what to do about it. Mr. Keynes (pronounced “canes”) argued in the …

Jan. 23 Letters to the Editor

on Jan. 22, 2009, at 5:58 p.m.
Manure in a bag Brewer voters will go the polls Tuesday, Jan. 27 to decide whether or not to consolidate our schools with SAD 63, CSD 8, Dedham and Orrington. Unfortunately, if this ill-conceived plan is adopted, it will cost Brewer taxpayers $1.5 million. Our governor billed this plan as …

Mount Rushmore

By George Danby on Jan. 22, 2009, at 4:06 p.m.