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John Swinconeck is the executive editor of The Times Record, The Forecaster group, American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly. He has spent most of his journalistic career covering local news in Maine. When not working he enjoys collecting cheap guitars, cooking and spending time with his wife and kids. He lives in Bath. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

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  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    Letter: Pause growth in Brunswick to protect climate

    All development that involves cutting trees and paving land has an impact on our climate. We are seeing the immediate destruction of habitat on the former Navy base, where many large swaths of older trees have been/are being destroyed to create office buildings and new housing. As this continues, we in Brunswick are doing our […]

  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    Gordon Weil: Gasoline only part of economic problem

    Conventional wisdom wrongly blames Biden for inflation

  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    David Treadwell: Summertime memories and musings

    Do you remember “The Summer of 1942,” the nostalgic movie about a teenage boy’s huge crush on an “older” (in her 20s) woman, played by Jennifer O’ Neal, a stunning beauty who could fuel the fantasies of any male with a pulse? The year 1942 has significance for Tina and me, as we were both […]

  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    People Plus Pic of the Week: Bowdoin fellow

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    NBT Bank, CEI-Boulos Capital Management launch real estate equity investment fund

    NBT Bank and CEI-Boulos Capital Management recently announced the launch of the NBT CEI-Boulos Impact Fund, a $10 million real estate equity investment fund with NBT Bank as the sole investor. The fund is designed to support individuals and communities with low- and moderate-income through investments in high-impact, community-supported, commercial real estate projects located within […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Commentary: Would closing the ‘boyfriend loophole’ in gun legislation save lives? Here’s what the research says

    The U.S. Congress appears close to passing a bipartisan gun safety bill that would represent the first federal gun safety legislation to be passed in a generation. The proposed law is limited in scope, but among the provisions is a proposal to close the so-called “boyfriend loophole” which allows some people with a record of […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    John Micek: Trumpism is fascism, American-style

    If you want to know what the slide into fascism looks like, go back and review Tuesday’s session of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was a tragic parade of public servants relaying the vile acts of harassment they were subjected to as they did the […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Intertidal: Many factors detirmine shape of waves

    Visiting Maine beaches in the summer is a rare treat and soon there will be throngs of beachgoers heading to places like Popham and Reid State Parks to splash around in a very different intertidal than we have in Brunswick. Rather than craggy tide pool-filled shorelines or silty squishy mud flats, these coastal parks feature […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Tom Purcell: Summer bike hikes a relic of the past

    Sitting in my home office I am greeted by a cool breeze coming through my open window and the sweet sounds of summer outside. It’s late June, which used to be peak bike-hiking season for kids — but now it’s mostly adults who go on long rides on their expensive high-tech bikes. The bike has […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Letter: Airline scheme amounts to fraud

    Airline flight cancellations are beyond belief frustrating, but even worse is when the results of the mess include missing graduations, weddings and important meetings. These important appointments cannot be rescheduled or postponed. In a price-gouging scam, when the flights are canceled, the airlines offer travel credits rather than refunds. In fact, the money spent to […]

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