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Opinion

From Internationalism to Realism, at what Cost?

President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech was concrete and to the point, and in the case of Foreign Policy it delineated a shift away from Internationalism and toward a nationalist Realist approach. By declaring that, “from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land,” he was telling the American …

Stefano Tijerina

The Glocal
2:06 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sports

Offense Wins Games, Defense Wins Championships: Really?

This past Wednesday evening I went to Corinth to witness a key Class B boys basketball showdown as the Hermon Hawks came to town to take on the Central Red Devils.  Hermon parlayed a dominant defensive effort into a decisive second half run for the 47-31 victory in the battle …

Bob Beatham

The Press Box
2:00 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Portland

Peaceful protest in Portland

Yesterday my husband, daughter, and I joined approximately ten-thousand men and women from across Maine as they peacefully protested in Portland in solidarity with people around the globe in their advocacy for the rights of women, LGBTQIA, immigrants, the disabled, and other minority groups.  My nine-month-old daughter doesn’t know it …

Hailee Morin

Maine Mommy Musings
1:57 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Homestead

Something must be wrong…I had a GOOD day of fishing!

I’ve said it before…”If I claimed to be a lousy fisherman, I would be bragging!” and I PROMISE! It is the truth! With a rod and reel, I would be lucky to get so much as a nibble from the proverbial fish in a barrel if they hadn’t eaten in …

Doug Alley

Ah The Things I've Done!
1:15 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Food

Lift and Separate: A Novel, by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Lift and Separate: A Novel, by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, published by Lake Union Publishing, 2016. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but when that cover is a lively display of different colored bras, a reader’s interest is naturally piqued. In Lift and Separate, the reader is …

Shannon Bowring

Twice Sold Tales
1:08 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sports

DeVito’s Playoff Notebook: AFC/NFC Championship edition

By Mike DeVito Packers @ Falcons   The NFC championship brings us an exciting matchup between two of the best QB’s in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers has his team on an 8-game winning streak which includes two playoff wins against the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Over the …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
10:46 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sports

The most dangerous diets

We are aware that some diets are extremely dangerous. Some diets have been proven to put our health in danger. It’s not just fad diets and crash diets that have been linked with health risks. Over the years there’s been both over-the-counter and medically prescribed weight loss pills that have …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
8:07 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

Outdoors

Skate Maine’s Ice Rinks and Ponds

Everyone knows someone who has a pair of ice skates they haven’t used in years and would be happy to let you borrow.  Hit them up and then hit the ice for some good, old fashioned ice skating fun!  Don’t want to drive very far?  You probably won’t have to! …

Angela Quintal-Snowman

Adventures of an Untamed Mainer
5:23 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

State

A calm, mild Sunday before a messy storm sweeps through Monday night

  High pressure takes over Maine for Sunday. A backdoor cold front brings cold air back to the region Sunday night into Monday.  A storm system responsible for severe weather in the south organizes off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday, and brings snow, sleet, and ice into the area Monday …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
8:51 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sports

Nailbiting win over rival could provide big boost for Fort Kent girls

Usually, in rivalry games, you can throw out the records. But on Friday night in the St. John Valley, there was no need to do so. Fort Kent and Madawaska, which are separated by the final 20 miles of U.S. Route 1, met in a Class C North girls basketball …

Ryan McLaughlin

Fast Breaks
3:28 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Opinion

Was the Internet a Good Idea?

I remember clearly my first inkling of something new called the world wide web.  I had recently started using email and two colleagues brought me a U.S. Department of Agriculture publication describing a new information system.   One would be able to use a computer and software that would “crawl” about …

Mark W. Anderson

Stirring the Pot
2:55 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Homestead

My dad vs. the squirrels

My dad took on the squirrels as if they were they were the mortal villains of his life.  He kept track of the number of squirrels he trapped in his Havahart and ferried a mile or two away. He would write, ‘I captured numbers 45 and 46 this week,’ and …

Bill Baker

Speaking Organically
2:44 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Politics

What’s Left of our National Conversation?

I was going to write something else. I was going to write about 2016 as my tenth year of living without a car, and how I managed to navigate my day-to-day life in a world filled with motor vehicles. I spent some time compiling the data in the travel journal …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
9:18 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Opinion

Paul LePage needs a lesson in humanity, not just history

“John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant who fought the Jim Crow laws. A simple thank you would suffice.” – Governor Paul LePage on WVOM Tuesday, January 17 “The blacks, the NAACP (paint) …

Phoenix McLaughlin

Maine Meets World
9:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Opinion

Paul LePage needs a lesson in humanity, not just history

“John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant who fought the Jim Crow laws. A simple thank you would suffice.” – Governor Paul LePage on WVOM Tuesday, January 17 “The blacks, the NAACP (paint) …

Phoenix McLaughlin

Maine Meets World
9:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Business

Ask not how can we regulate Airbnb, ask what Airbnb can give to the State of Maine

I am a small business owner in Maine and I would like to see opportunity created from disruption. We are a creative state with very smart people. Don’t let the Airbnb controversy lead to angry residents and tourism businesses losing money.

Kristen Bifulco

INNsights
8:30 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Food

Sauerkraut is comforting to make, comforting to eat

With a name like Zimmermann, it is not surprising I grew up eating sour food–pickled herring, pickled onions, sauerbraten, and sauerkraut. I prepare German and Scandinavian meals regularly, too. While I make a sweet-tart red cabbage, and misshapen but tasty potato dumplings, somehow I had never made sauerkraut. My grandmother …

Karen O. Zimmermann

Maine Morsels
7:31 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sports

You may be an emotional eater and you don’t know it

Are you an emotional eater and you don’t know it? I was. Well, to be perfectly clear I was an emotional eater and I didn’t know it. I am still an emotional eater, but now I’m aware of it and managing it. I thought that emotional eaters turned to food …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
7:14 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Portland

Yosaku – Shushi…and lots of it

When I feel like having sushi, there are a number of options in the Portland area I can chose from. This time, I decided to head over to Yosaku on Danforth St. The Japanese purveyor of sushi and such offers a large selection of everything one might expect from that …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
6:36 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Seniors

Weight loss tips to tame your inner glutton

I blamed outside influences for my weight gain. I had to face the truth before I could come up with a weight loss strategy. I am a volume eater. Can you relate? Have I got some tips for you!

Molly Stevens

Shallow Reflections™
6:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sports

The best part of the day…

As a follow up to last week’s article, What your trainer wants you to know, I thought I would introduce you to a few of our trainers at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness.  Katie Norwood has just been promoted to a senior trainer.  Katie encourage everyone to make their training session… …

Paige Wilcox

Inspire Healthy Living
6:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Opinion

Trump Tower to Trump power: president can’t keep candidate’s promises

On the day Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, he made dealing with Mexico the keystone of his speech. From then on, he continually advocated keeping Mexicans out of the U.S. and American jobs out of Mexico. Candidates promise what voters want to hear, although they may well know that …

Gordon L. Weil

Notes from a Corner of the Country
6:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017

Outdoors

Becoming a Skier. Getting the most from your lesson.

Take a lesson early in your trip. Whether you are spending a day, weekend, or week-long vacation, if you take a lesson, take it early. You will be learning things that will make your experience easier and more enjoyable, so it makes sense to be able to use your new skills …

Genie Jennings

Becoming...
4:17 am Saturday, January 21, 2017