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  • Published
    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 18, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Blue is my favorite color

    Not a midnight blue, but a "Blessed Mother Blue," as Sister Rosanna would say, sweeping into the halls of legislatures and executive offices, including a growing number of women, writes J.P. Devine.

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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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    November 4, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Darkness at noon musings

    Nature's seasonal darkness is descending, made even darker and scarier by the coming midterm elections, but we can turn on the lights of truth, J.P. Devine writes.

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    October 28, 2018

    J.P. Devine: Mickey was the first kill

    It didn't get any easier as the transmigration of now five souls has been halted by a diabolical instrument of death designed to rid a domicile of mice, writes J.P. Devine.

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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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    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 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.

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    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.

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    March 12, 2018

    Amy Calder: You don’t know the full story until after a person dies

    When Vaughan Orchard's schizophrenia took over his life, a family and a man were left behind, writes Amy Calder.