Category Archives: History & Politics

60 days later … have you done anything yet?

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I’ve been waiting; we’ve all been waiting. On Thursday, October 17, at about 12:30 a.m. President Obama signed new legislation for the temporary spending plan that was passed by both the House and Senate. Passage of this agreement, after 16 days of arguing and fighting, funded the government for approximately 90 days. It allowed furloughed […]

Out of Eden Walk – One year later and still walking

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It’s not exactly Maine news, or information about our state, but in a way, I think it’s connected. I hope you like the update. About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Paul Salopek and his editors from the National Geographic Society. At the time, I was enrolled in graduate class in narrative nonfiction […]

Saco says goodbye to RSU 23 … What’s next?

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SACO – OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The election is over and by a margin of 3-1 the citizens in Saco voted to leave RSU 23 and form their own administrative school unit. Here are some of the facts from the election and few interesting observations. Today, there are almost 20,000 people living in the city […]

Mike Michaud – a courageous man speaks

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Tomorrow is election day throughout the state and that means it’s one year until we elect our next governor. Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud made a simple announcement and tried to focus next year’s election on the issues and not the personal life of the candidates. Michaud wrote an opinion piece for this news site […]

Ballpark dedicates POW/MIA empty seat

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – With the sound of hundreds of motorcycles riding through the streets and a Vietnam War era helicopter flying overhead, the second annual POW/MIA Recognition Weekend began on  Friday, Sept. 20 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Organized by the Maine Heroes Fund and Old Orchard Beach resident Russell Warriner, the […]