Human Interest

Washington’s new maverick: Jared Golden

Washington’s new maverick: Jared Golden

President Biden’s coronavirus economic stimulus bill passed Congress on a straight party vote. Almost.

All of the Republicans in the House and Senate voted against it. All of the Democrats voted for it, except one. That was Jared Golden, the representative from Maine’s 2nd District.

His vote raises the historical question of the role of a legislator. Golden said he opposed the bill because it contained items that had little or nothing to do with economic recovery — its avowed purpose — but were elements of the Democratic Party’s broader legislative agenda. As a result, it cost too much. That was his personal conviction…

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Dear Friends: Sea Smoke

Dear Friends: Sea Smoke

Sea smoke has always attracted me; it is certainly one of the most obvious visual indicators of serious cold…of serious winter…

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Dear Friends: Peace, beauty and continuity

Dear Friends: Peace, beauty and continuity

In this time of unique challenge, we would like to share images of Maine with you in the hope that they bring some sense of peace, beauty and continuity. We hope you will enjoy the additional tastes of Maine that will follow in the weeks ahead.  Please take very...

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Escape the news cycle… without leaving the USA

Escape the news cycle… without leaving the USA

By Glen Birbeck --- The Buzz During my time in Ecuador, when escaping the Maine winter, I encountered all sorts of people. Not just nationalities, something that means less and less in our "connected" world. The Asian and the African at home both have dishes pointed...

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