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    May 7, 2021

    St. John’s 5th graders “Read to Feed,” raise over $3,200

    After learning about the prevalence of hunger and poverty in the world, several grades at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick cracked open books in hopes of helping families in need bridge the gap to a better life. “Read to Feed,” a read-a-thon event held at the school, resulted in over 500 hours of reading […]

  • Published
    April 30, 2021

    Faith Notes: Not the whole story

    If you’ve caught me wandering around town on one of my infrequent escapes from work or home, you might notice that dark crescents shadow my eyes and I haven’t had time to wash my hair. For most of the past year, I’ve been dragging myself out of bed before dawn to sit at my laptop […]

  • Published
    April 23, 2021

    Totus Tuus registration open for Maine kids

    Hundreds of Maine teens and children will have the opportunity to participate in a weeklong Catholic youth program dedicated to teaching the Gospel. Totus Tuus will be presented in 10 Maine communities during the summer. The program, organized by the Diocese of Portland’s Office of Vocations, leads participants on an age-appropriate encounter with the Catholic […]

  • Published
    April 22, 2021

    Famine in the Bible is more than a curse: It is a signal of change and a chance for a new beginning

    THE CONVERSATION — As the coronavirus spread rapidly around the world last year, the United Nations warned that the economic disruption of the pandemic could result in famines of “biblical proportions.” The choice of words conveys more than just scale. Biblical stories of devastating famines are familiar to many. As a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, I […]

  • Published
    April 15, 2021

    Faith Notes: In honor of Ruth

    Saturday would have been our daughter Ruth’s eighteenth birthday. Instead, it marks the 10 years she’s been gone. What more is there to say? Except that I am still unable to comprehend her absence. Not a day goes by that I don’t imagine how she might look, what hurdles she might have overcome, what goals […]

  • Published
    April 13, 2021

    What inspired digital nomads to flee America’s big cities may spur legions of remote workers to do the same

    If one thing is clear about remote work, it’s this: Many people prefer it and don’t want their bosses to take it away. When the pandemic forced office employees into lockdown and cut them off from spending in-person time with their colleagues, they almost immediately realized that they favor remote work over their traditional office routines […]

  • Published
    April 13, 2021

    The Recycle Bin: Household hazardous waste day

    In years past, Brunswick has hosted a Household Hazardous Waste Day in October for Brunswick and several surrounding towns, and those were generally fully preregistered in about an hour or so. This year, we are also holding a Household Hazardous Waste Day on April 24 that is limited to only Brunswick residents. It’s still necessary […]

  • Published
    April 13, 2021

    Voters already saying ‘yes’ to Biden’s infrastructure plan

    Here’s a quiz for the Republican politicians among you. Check as many as apply. Do you support: – Repairing and rebuilding America’s deteriorating network of roads and bridges, including the interstate highway system brought to life by GOP President Dwight D. Eisenhower? – Ensuring that every American public student isn’t drinking water out of lead […]

  • Published
    April 12, 2021

    Letter: Stepping up vaccinations to end the pandemic

    With COVID-19 vaccines at the forefront of many people’s minds, we would like to share a brief update from your local health system. Mid Coast Hospital continues to provide many resources in support of our region’s pandemic response, including the COVID-19 information line, drive-thru testing site and the large-scale regional vaccination clinic, which we opened […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2021

    Michael Reagan: Jim Crow on steroids? Come on, man

    Will someone please lend President Biden a history book? He thinks Georgia’s new voting integrity law is “Jim Crow on steroids.” And Georgia’s pretend ex-governor Stacey Abrams says it’s “Jim Crow redux in a suit and tie.” Really? Come on, you guys. You’ve been watching too much CNN and MSNBC. The crimes against equal voting […]

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