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    November 19, 2018

    Amy Calder: Taking stock of things to be thankful for

    In a year marked by hatred, anger and fear, Amy Calder writes that education is fundamental to changing a person's life — and the world — for the better.

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    November 5, 2018

    Amy Calder: World Series a reprieve and a reminder

    For a few precious days we got to remember it wasn't so long ago that we were in a saner world, enjoying a tradition our country loves and cherishes, Amy Calder writes.

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    October 22, 2018

    Amy Calder: Vassalboro woman gears up to help hurricane victims

    Lorelei Kelley's home town in Florida suffered a devastating hit from Hurricane Michael, and now the mother of three is organizing a relief effort to help out, writes Amy Calder.

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    October 7, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Anniversary waltz — a play in one act

    It's always good to put your best foot forward when meeting a person from your girlfriend's hometown, especially when you're on a bus in costume, writes J.P. Devine.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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