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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.

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In 1912, a judge from Ontario published a satirical article in a Canadian medical journal in which he examined the symptoms and etiology of two new diseases he had identified. The first malady, expertitis, manifested itself in the fury of the expert witness whose opinion has been questioned …

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CONCORD — Last month, the Secretary of State’s office released the figures for the number of registered voters in New Hampshire, and Democrats now outnumber Republicans for the first time in a decade.

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There has been much discussion about the town of Conway warrant Article 42, calling on the New Hampshire Legislature to support the development of an independent redistricting commission to redraw the maps of political districts in the state following the 2020 census.

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It’s been a while, but I haven’t seen any gunfights in the streets of Maine or New Hampshire the past few years, and I live very near the border between the two. That’s what progressives predicted would occur if gun laws loosened and people didn’t have to get permits to carry concealed guns.…

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If Joe Biden wins the Democratic nomination, I’ll worry that his candidacy might be doomed. Doomed by Sanders supporters who, out of pique, will sit out the election; doomed by a throwback messenger with no particularly stirring message; doomed by hints of infirmity that many voters find wor…