THE UNREALIZED REPUBLIC
    When I’m about to head out on a long morning run, it is daunting, even slightly intimidating. Running is hard. I do not love it. If I’ve been sleeping, my forty-six year old body is stiff from hours of being horizontal and motionless, and at that hour, the… Read More
    EDUCATION: FUTURE IMPERFECT
    Endorsing Shawn Moody for Governor would merely make official the Board of Trustees’ right-wing Republican slant and ingratiate the Governor-elect with the UME System and perhaps increase state funding. Since Moody is already a Trustee of not only the UMaine System but also the UME… Read More
    LAURA'S HOUSE JOURNEY
    As a shepherd, it has been an education and sobering weekend. I have gained a lot of knowledge but realized that I have a lot more to learn. I was excited to go to the Common Ground Fair this weekend as one of Maine’s leading experts in… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Did you know that Maine played a significant role in the production of gunpowder during the Civil War? I discovered this bit of history while walking on a beautiful trail in Gorham. Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    By the time we reached Fish River Checkpoint at the edge of the North Maine Woods, we’d already been driving for hours. Maine is a giant state, and it seems that the more I explore it, the bigger it gets. Deep in the woods of northern… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Learn to ski and shoot in Fort Kent. 2) Take a spin on your mountain bike or test your map and compass skills in Fort Kent. 3) Go for a group hike in Presque Isle. Plus lots more!… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    It was a privilege to learn about important World War II naval history from my brother in law, William L’Heureux, 92, who lives in Longmeadow, Mass. We were fortunate to hear, first hand, about his participation in World War II, during his recent visit to Maine. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    The Maine football team is getting set to battle Central Michigan this weekend. This is their second straight game against an FBS opponent, or “Big Boy” program. Maine is 1-0 against the bigger schools already this year as they came from 21-0 down… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    "As a society, we need to decide on what we believe the 'burden of proof' to be in the court of public opinion. Because relying on an accusation alone is not a good place to be, and making decisions based on high school yearbooks isn’t any better." Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    MDI restaurant owner touts marijuana treatment as kinder to crustaceans. —News Item… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    If you are like many people, your resume hasn’t seen a significant amount of change in years. You may have diligently updated it with new accomplishments or positions, but the basic document is still the same as it was the day you first typed it up. As the… Read More