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  • Published
    April 19, 2011

    Volkswagen’s Beetle morphs once more

    NEW YORK -- In its 73-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride of choice to a cute chick car. Now Volkswagen is reinventing it again.

  • Published
    April 19, 2011

    ‘Maine has needed someone like LePage’

    It’s time Gov. Paul LePage was applauded. He understands Maine’s problems and has the backbone to do something positive. He’s not the smooth-talking, double-dealing, self-serving politician Maine’s grown accustomed to. He wasn’t bought and paid for by special interest groups. He doesn’t worry about personal popularity or the opinions of the vocal few. His concern […]

  • Published
    April 19, 2011

    Acts by Republicans turn ‘people against the party’

    The Republicans complain about the debt that the president has run up. But the U.S. debt was increased by hundreds of billions of dollars by the Bush-Cheney invasion of Iraq, which was a total waste as there was no need to invade. The small Arab countries nearby were afraid of being invaded by Iraq so […]

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    April 19, 2011

    What hard work makes LePage need vacation?

    Let me see if I have this right: Gov. Paul LePage has a problem with state workers, teachers and labor in general. This same hard-working man has been in office just three months and is so tired from his work that he had to escape to Jamaica for vacation? Was it his “hard work” insulting […]

  • Published
    April 19, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Bad judgment, at least, rife at MTA top levels

    The most devastating question posed to Paul Violette by a legislative panel on Friday was the last.

  • Published
    April 19, 2011

    Coyotes take advantage as people encroach on them

    As a lover of the outdoors and Maine landscapes, George Smith, a highly vocal and influential spokesman, presents readers with an extremely limited viewpoint of coyotes (April 13). In comparison to deaths by car accidents, homicidal gun wielders and drug overdoses, to list just a few of life’s dangers, deaths by coyote do not qualify […]

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    April 19, 2011

    Japanese officials chose to ‘save face’ instead of lives

    The leaders of the government in Japan and the executives of Tokyo Power should be prosecuted for depraved indifference, since they put their own needs to “save face” ahead of the safety of the citizens of Japan. To maintain an appearance of being in control of the situation, they withheld critical information, told half-truths, dissembled, […]

  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    SNAPSHOT: Mother hen

    Anita Chandler clutches a hen Sunday from the flock of chickens that roost at her family’s East Monmouth farm. Chandler said the hen is kept as a pet since it lays green eggs.

  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    New postcard-sender mystery develops

    FAIRFIELD -- Is Sonny's Superfan the new Postcard Jack?

  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    DISTRICT COURT

    AUGUSTA -- Here is a list of cases closed between April 7 and April 13 in Augusta District Court:

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