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    April 14, 2017

    These are the spices of life

    Culinary surprises can sometimes bring a fresh dose of reality, J.P. Devine writes.

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    April 12, 2017

    Appreciation for spiders who give back to the community

    There are probably a lot more spiders around your kitchen and in your yard than you think, writes Dana Wilde.

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    April 9, 2017

    Preventing child abuse and neglect is up to all of us

    April is Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month and experts in the field say abuse and neglect is increasing, so it's up to community members to do what we can to help kids without a voice, Amy Calder writes.

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    April 7, 2017

    Who, and where, are you reading?

    Writers can't just wait for readers to find us. We have to "market" the book. We have to take it and hit "The Road," J.P. Devine writes.

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    April 5, 2017

    Our messy psyche will prevent a dictatorship

    What we have on our side is our stubborn resistance to authority, writes Liz Soares.

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    April 4, 2017

    Supporting women in science is about encouragement

    Based on the strong showing of female participants at the recent Maine State Science Fair, high schools are on the right track to foster more women in science, Amber Howard writes.

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    April 2, 2017

    Who could have imagined cellphones becoming so pivotal?

    Forty-four years ago, the first call was made from a portable, hand-held cellphone, a pivotal moment that has helped and complicated our lives in many ways, Amy Calder writes.

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    March 31, 2017

    The old man in the golden cart

    A ride through the market in the Golden Electric Cart proves that pain is temporary but humiliation is forever, J.P. Devine writes.

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    March 24, 2017

    Girl in the glass case

    Imagine Melania, from Sevnica in southeastern Slovenia, now in her own castle in a Fifth Avenue tower, where she is enshrined but forgotten, J.P. Devine writes.

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    March 22, 2017

    The value of air and water

    If you value health, cleanliness and the woods and streams where you live, then regulations that protect these things are not 'horrible,' writes Dana Wilde.