80-itis: That dreaded disease; an octogenarian’s creed

By Maal Sibulkin Preface As often happens in one’s elder years, for no visible or known cause, only from visible and painful symptoms, I was taken to the hospital’s emergency room with a knee suddenly swollen so…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Drinkin’ problem

No more local beer. It pains me to write that, but it must be done. We’ve got to kill off Maine’s brewing industry for the greater good. There’s more. Those people making…

Letter to the Editor: Full disclosure needed

A little-known provision of the No Child Left Behind Act allows military recruitment offices access to the personal contact information for upper grade level students in schools across the U.S.A. There is…

Capital Report: Business taxes down, skills up

During the 123rd Legislature, an unprecedented alliance of legislators, business leaders, workers’ advocates and labor officials drafted a new law to strengthen Maine’s business climate and to train Maine’s work force by…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Privacy invasion

Let’s talk about Susan Collins’ sex life. Just kidding. Even though Collins, a Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election in November, went on the radio recently and talked about John Edwards’ extramarital relationship, she…