Legislative Update: Hunters beware!

With 2,000 bills on the calendar in this session I knew it wouldn’t take much searching to find some absurd ones meeting these criteria: one, unenforceable; two, doubtful constitutionality; and three, alien…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Do it to debt

A friend of mine – I’ll protect her identity by calling her Timothia Geithner, because her style of communication bears more than a passing resemblance to that of the befuddled U.S. secretary…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Light that failed

How has Maine’s term-limit law, restricting legislators to eight consecutive years in office, been working since it was approved by voters in 1993? About as well as the state Department of Health…

Letter to the Editor: Imagine Peace

IMAGINE PEACE. For six years, Women in Black and Maine Veterans for Peace have stood in front of the Farmington Post Office every Friday at noon, contemplating the sadness and carnage of…

Letter to the Editor: Climate change action

Farmington received a real gift last Friday with the guest talk by Bill McKibben, one of the best-known environmentalists in this country. He came to speak for next-to-nothing, because of the soft…

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