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Meningitis broke out at Fort Polk, La., in the early weeks of 1969, where thousands of young men undergoing basic and advanced infantry training were packed into wooden World War II-era barracks. I knew only that meningitis could kill, and I felt a little uneasy as we formed ranks to hear th…

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Every Marine knows better than to pull a knife in a gunfight. But so far, that appears to be the federal government’s approach to battling COVID-19. The president has “invoked” the Defense Production Act, but the government has not used the full authority of the act. There is a difference be…

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As all of the Mount Washington Valley and the world alter our lives to the temporary social distancing and quarantine rules brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, so, too, must we adapt as business owners, employers and employees to a new (temporary) economic and legal reality. Below is an out…

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It’s remarkable how well people are cooperating with government orders about how to conduct our entire lives. If you’d asked me hypothetically a few months ago to predict how the public would react, I would never have imagined the degree of collaboration we’ve seen so far. Driving back and f…

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Over the last several weeks, conditions in New Hampshire and across the United States have changed dramatically as everyone copes with the coronavirus. Understandably, much of the focus of the response has been on public health, social distancing, personal hygiene and the heroic efforts of f…

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If the town can recover from its paranoia, in a couple of weeks Conway residents will be going to the polls to vote on the town and school warrants that were decided last month. In 1919, in the immediate wake of the first two waves of Spanish influenza, the town meeting was the smallest any …

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Last week, the Maine Legislature passed a series of bipartisan bills to address the COVID-19 pandemic. I have included in this column a brief description of what we did, along with places you can visit online to find resources that will help steer you through the various programs established…

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The Carroll County delegation has passed a budget for 2020 that meets the needs of the county. The county is responsible for the House of Corrections, the Registry of Deeds, the county attorney who prosecutes criminal cases, the Sheriff’s Department and dispatch, which handles emergency call…

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Virus isolation hasn’t changed my life much. Instead of staying home and guarding my toilet paper, I head out before dawn to Maine’s southern coast for first light. Seldom do I see people, especially in February and March, so social distancing is easy. Until recently, I had few photos of tha…

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When my father moved in with us in 2008, it offered him, and us, a lovely set of bookends for life. He, at 88, was beginning to wind down and we, in turn, welcomed the chance to spend relaxed time in proximity to him that would ultimately last 10 more years. One evening, a couple of years in…

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Shortly before Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential primary race, a man confronted her about forgiving $1 trillion-plus in student debt. “My daughter is getting out of school,” he said. “I saved all my money. She doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get any money back?”

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First, there is no question that COVID-19 is a significant pandemic worthy of our collective international attention. There are currently almost 127,000 confirmed cases worldwide, most of which are concentrated in China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.