Tag: column

  • Published
    September 23, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Does Kavanaugh have a dog?

    The questions posed to the Supreme Court nominee covered the salient points, but not the important personal questions, such as whether he has a dog, and whether he wears boxers or briefs, J.P. Devine writes.

  • Published
    September 17, 2018

    Amy Calder: Those fruits of the earth that bring culinary delights

    While store-bought snowballs, devil dogs and creme pastries were childhood delights that lost their luster, home-baked apple pie, applesauce cake and apple crisp came with flavor, ingenuity and love.

  • Published
    September 9, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Look what you’ve gone and done, Gov. LePage

    The governor’s decision to add his name to a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that would allow workers to be fired based on their gender identity or sexual orientation is an outrage, writes J. P. Devine.

  • Published
    September 2, 2018

    J.P. Devine: What just happened?

    When the news of the week included yet another scandal involving priests, this time in Pennsylvania, it had repercussions in Waterville, in his own home, writes J.P. Devine.

  • Published
    August 26, 2018

    J.P. Devine: POTUS pouting over his lost parade

    Being emotionally 9 years old when you’re the president can get you — and the whole world — in trouble, but wanting a big, ‘Ben Hur’-type parade then becomes understandable, writes J.P. Devine.

  • Published
    August 19, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Women with tattoo’s are everywhere

    Once the province of sailors, pirates and professional wrestlers, body art adds a layer of expression to modern women demanding control of their bodies and appearance, writes J.P. Devine.

  • Published
    August 12, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Say goodbye to plastic straws

    While sharing a cherry vanilla phosphate using paper straws was once romantic, plastic straws have become anathema since one was found jammed up the nose of a sea turtle, writes J.P. Devine.

  • Published
    August 6, 2018

    Amy Calder: Governor’s Board of Executive Clemency hears litany of life lessons

    The 18 cases presented to the pardon board recently were felons’ presentations of life lessons painfully learned, Amy Calder writes.

  • Published
    June 17, 2018

    Amy Calder: Behind the scenes with police dispatchers

    The first “first responders,” the men and women who take the calls, collect vital information that police and firefighters deal with, from whether a threatening spouse is armed or intoxicated to the details of a woman giving birth.

  • Published
    December 2, 2017

    The stranger on the cold streets of Boston

    You just never know who you might bump into from far away and impossibly long ago, writes J.P. Devine.