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    April 11, 2019

    Elinor Connell, Standish: One good deed to bring him home

    Mozart was from Maine Lab Rescue, and he was the family’s first dog. Mo had breathed new life into our home and family. He loved being outdoors. His face captured the look of wonder that we all felt whenever we stepped out into a Maine day. On this November morning, the wind blew cold. Dad […]

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    April 11, 2019

    Marion Coleman, Boothbay Harbor: Every parent’s nightmare

    We were just finishing our wonton soup when the waiter came over and said, “Excuse me, is one of you Captain Coleman?” My husband stood up. “You have a call.” When he returned, his voice was measured but anxious. “That was Vickie. She can’t find Todd.” My best friend Carol took my hand, squeezed it […]

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    April 11, 2019

    Annunziata Graziano, South Portland: A friend gone but not forgotten

    Certain things hold memories of Ben. Flannel shirts wrapped around me like blankets on crisp summer nights at the cabin, the drumsticks he used to carry everywhere that haven’t moved from his drum set for over four years, the potholes we tried to dodge between laughs and bites of french fries, and an empty glass […]

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    April 7, 2019

    Brian Heath, Hallowell: The good outnumber the bad

    My just-after-dark drive home from the grocery store last summer was a windows-down, radio-a-little-too-loud kind of ride. It included the sweet smell of cut grass from nearby fields on the warm night air. It was the perfect kind of night, and it included something unexpected. I got a call from a Hannaford clerk saying someone […]

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    April 7, 2019

    Suzanne Guston, Arrowsic: A silent portrait asks an important question

    I had an uncle once. His name was Robert. I would not have known of him at all if I had not found his Bible in my father’s bookcase. The year was 1957, and I was 12. My dad explained that Robert was his younger brother, a quiet boy who loved to draw pictures. When […]

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    April 7, 2019

    Lorna Healey, Litchfield: What once was lost is now found

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    April 7, 2019

    Vicki Sullivan, Portland: The doll that got away

    Occasionally I get overzealous in my downsizing and regret that I have let go of sentimental items. Such was the case of a Valentine of a bunny saying “Baby’s First Valentine,” given to me by my Aunt Theresa and taken out of a scrapbook, and my childhood Shirley Temple doll (complete with two dresses, one […]

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    April 7, 2019

    Lee Van Dyke, Portland: Giving in to the tyranny of style

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