Articles by George Danby


Easter INC.

on April 03, 2015, at 1:54 p.m.
Healthy lifestyles everywhere.

Friday, April 3, 2015: Soldiers and minimum wage, mining in Maine, National Guard women

By George Danby on April 02, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
Too much pain medication Gov. Paul LePage has advocated a controversial change in addiction treatment. Addiction is devastating to individuals, families and society in general; effective treatment is essential. There is insufficient treatment of any kind for those who need and want it. We do not have enough qualified Suboxone …

Bracketology 2016

on April 02, 2015, at 5:19 a.m.
The 2016 presidential contest begins!

Gender pay gap

on April 01, 2015, at 9:37 a.m.
A growing movement to change the $20 bill to put images of women on American money. (Here is another take on the issue.)

Tax Reform

on March 31, 2015, at 6:32 a.m.
The news articles about Portland hosting the world’s top bowlers, with the Professional Bowlers Association in Maine for the first time, gave way to a cartoon idea. Gov. Paul LePage, Bowling for Dollars : Trying to reform the tax code is harder than it looks!

Netanyahu State

on March 30, 2015, at 6:07 a.m.
Netanyahu 2015.

March Madness

on March 29, 2015, at 9:58 a.m.
The governor vs. the municipalities.

Thumbs down

on March 27, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
Comment on Sen. Mike Willette’s comments.

Hillary’s baggage

on March 26, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.
Hillary 2016. Ready for takeoff…

Minimum wage

on March 25, 2015, at 4 p.m.
Portland and Bangor have discussed raising the minimum wage at the municipal level. A public forum on City Councilor Joe Baldacci’s proposal for Bangor is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 9.

Car-toons: Part 2

on March 24, 2015, at 3:53 p.m.
Limited parking spaces is a problem for Mainer drivers…but this time of year the biggest problem seems to be the potholes. Craters from another planet!


on March 23, 2015, at 3:55 p.m.
City officials continue to work on a proposal to charge for parking on certain downtown streets in a bid to create more spaces for patrons of downtown businesses as well as generate revenue for future parking infrastructure. Officials said this week the primary goal of the plan is to stop …

Tax reform horror

on March 22, 2015, at 11:20 a.m.
The LePage comments concerning Stephen King’s residence and tax situation made me think of past criticism about the governor’s residency. The issue in 2010 was about tax breaks, a home in Florida and claiming the Blaine House as his primary residence. Scary!  

Maine Maple Sunday

on March 20, 2015, at 12:56 p.m.
The governor wants to slow the flow of revenue from Augusta to local budgets. Sort of like the slow moving tapping of trees to produce maple syrup.

Local food movement

on March 19, 2015, at 4:26 p.m.
State support is in question as local food movements grow, especially the focus on local fish.

Lobster exports

on March 18, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.
Fresh lobster led Maine exports for growth in 2014. Wood product values fell. – News Item Instead of considering adding Babe the Blue Ox to the Paul Bunyan Statue, perhaps we should replace it as a sign of the times.

Repeal term limits

on March 17, 2015, at 3:37 p.m.
Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, calls for a repeal of term limits. Why? He’s doing just fine hanging onto power for over 50 years…with or without term limits.

LePage budget

on March 16, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
The LePage budget fight with lawmakers, local officials, advocates of the poor and former allies. A decreased stream of state money that flows into local coffers.

Parking crunch

on March 15, 2015, at 10:23 a.m.
News Item: New panel suggests charging for parking. Committee to present new downtown Bangor plan. Always new plans to help alleviate the limited parking space problem.

Deleted emails

on March 13, 2015, at 4:27 p.m.
Hillary is starting to look a little like Nixon around the eyes…
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