GOP turns up heat on ObamaSignaling his new status after winning the Democratic caucuses in Iowa last week, Sen. Barack Obama has become a factor in the New Hampshire Republican primary as some GOP candidates use him as a foil to attack their opponents and to unite their own party.
EDITORIAL: Verizon-FairPoint deal improved, but imperfect Approval by regulators was warranted, but the deal bears scrutiny as it goes forward.
EDITORIAL: Fiscal savings commission could produce results However, they still must succeed politically, which is where the real problem lies.
COLUMN: Involvement in Iraq needs to be looked at more closely Candidates focus on many issues, but the chief one still remains the viability of exporting democracy.
MAINE VOICES: Rain on the Clinton paradeWhy might Democrats not want to nominate the New York senator? The war in Iraq -- and war in general.
LTE: Exodus of Maine residents should be cause for worryThe article, "Maine's population sees 'small but steady growth,' " (Dec. 28) ignored the most important finding of the U.S. Census report – Maine's domestic in-migration has come to an end.
LTE: Let's shed dependence on fossil fuelsSince 2002, the cost of electricity in Maine has increased dramatically. Consumers in our state are now spending nearly $500 million more per year while consuming less. Maine's electricity prices are now among the highest in the nation.
BANGOR DAILY NEWS:
Sex offender registry changes eyed AUGUSTA, Maine — With a growing number of legal challenges to Maine's sex offender registry, members of the Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee are discussing rewriting the law this session creating a new registry system.
Law outlines strategy to fund transportationAUGUSTA, Maine — Sen. Dennis Damon, D-Trenton, chairman of the Transportation Committee, said he was "very relieved" that the Act to Secure Maine's Transportation Future became law this weekend.
Faith not an issue in electionBut religion is unlikely to be a deciding factor, either in the remaining primary and caucus season or in the subsequent presidential race later this year, according to former Republican gubernatorial candidate Chandler Woodcock.
OpEd: Ernie Hilton: Nuclear power not the solutionNuclear power has been touted as a panacea on these pages while obstacles to wind power have been discussed. Meanwhile, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a finding that Earth's societies at-large need to be in near complete reversal of current modes of carbon dioxide production by 2012 — four short years, or face the certainty of major disruption of many of Earth's ecosystems including species survival.
Editorial: Grounded expectationsMonday, January 07, 2008The lack of population density has destined BIA to be a feeder airport for regional hubs like Cincinnati and Detroit, Michael Boyd, an aviation consultant working for BIA reported recently.
LTEs: Energy Bill a sham; Consolidation Thoughts; Cherries and Prunes (about Iraq)
ICE STORM OF 1998Preparation for disaster is stronger But some towns lack generators AUGUSTA -- Overall, Kennebec County is better prepared today to deal with a natural disaster than it was a decade ago when the great ice storm crippled the state, officials say.
State of the State to provide a 'realistic look' AUGUSTA -- The governor's spokesman says the State of the State, which is set for Wednesday, will offer a "realistic look" at what's going on in Maine.
Candidates contendingwith the Obama factor NASHUA, N.H. -- Signaling his new status as the frontrunner in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Sen. Barack Obama has become a factor within the Republican primary as some GOP candidates use him as a foil to attack their opponents and to unite their own party.
Editorial: Lesson of '98: Be ready before ice storm starts Are we ready? Those three words should be on everyone's minds this week, the 10-year anniversary of one of Maine's worst natural disasters, the Ice Storm of '98.
OP-Ed: Recycle: It's good forenvironment, makesmoney, saves energy Here's a resolution that's easy to keep. Recycle.
NAOMI SCHALIT : Religion-politics mix gives rise to fear I grew up in a household where among our many guests were older people with tattooed numbers on their arms. They spoke with accents -- Polish, German, French.
LTTE: Minimal LIHEAP aid ensures benefit eligibility One of your readers recently asked whether people living in subsidized housing with heat included also receive heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
State address will offer 'realistic look' at issuesAUGUSTA -- The governor's spokesman says the State of the State, which is set for Wednesday, will offer a "realistic look" at what's going on in Maine.
Maine law students enter battle on downloading, against record labels Lisa Chmelecki and Hannah Ames, friends and third-year students at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, had never studied copyright law before a few months ago, and were unfamiliar with a historic legal battle brewing on college campuses nationwide.
OpEd: Religion-politics mix gives rise to fearI grew up in a household where among our many guests were older people with tattooed numbers on their arms. They spoke with accents -- Polish, German, French.
LTE: Minimal LIHEAP aid ensures benefit eligibilityOne of your readers recently asked whether people living in subsidized housing with heat included also receive heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LTE: Money-saving suggestions for state of Maine
Three terms, lot of turmoil for trio of city councilors LEWISTON - Norm Rousseau figures he and his outgoing City Council colleagues will be equally praised and condemned for the decisions they've made over the past six years.
LTE: The income divide
PUC Approves Verizon-Fairpoint Deal
Late yesterday evening, the state's public utilities commission gave thumbs up to an agreement that paves the way for Fairpoint to acquire Verizon's telecom land lines in Maine. The deal was reached after some high-stakes brinksmanship, and as Murray Carpenter reports, it comes with a number of conditions.
Blethen Newspapers Oppose Bond Request By Times Record Buyer
Maine's largest newspaper chain is opposing a request from the prospective buyers of the Brunswick Times Record for a $7 million tax exempt revenue bond to purchase the coastal daily. As A.J. Higgins reports, Blethen Maine Newspapers says it would be unfair for state goverment to give an edge to one player in an increasingly competitive industry.
OPINION: Lengthy march to Election Day sorts wheat from chaff Our system for selecting presidential nominees takes a year and a half! For the would-be presidential candidates, it is an endurance contest. For a lot of the public, boredom has set in.
Obama and McCain endorsedAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain won endorsements Sunday from the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Rockland defends snow dump in harborROCKLAND - The city's practice of dumping snow into Rockland Harbor is under fire from the owner of a cruise ship/restaurant that has docked at a city pier for the past 10 years.
Turn Maine Blue: John McCain: We should be in Iraq "for a hundred years." David Corn has this great piece about John McCain, in which McCain, at a campaign rally in Derry, NH on 3 Jan 08, says that it be necessary that U.S. troops remain in Iraq for the next hundred years. Watch it yourself:
Maine Owl: Susan Collins and the Oil-for-Food double standardRepublican US Senator in tough re-election bid escorts Iraq reconstruction inspector on PR tour last week, including Bangor appearance; but her inaction on US corruption during 2003 to 2005 (with deadly consequences) while at the same time hammering at the old UN Oil-for-Food program reveals deep hypocrisy
Now congressional Democrats are attacking free speech