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Aug 16, 2016

I often wish we could take the spirit that everyone says they feel at Christmastime and inject it into the campaign season. The kindness and thoughtfulness. The generosity and cheerfulness. And the willingness to see the best in people first.


Column from Sunday, August 14, 2016


Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Aug 9, 2016

"One species never stops singing and displaying, all year long. They’re the “Hardenus Politicos,” known informally as the whack jobs, who can be found at the feeder of their favorite partisan media outlet every morning, bulking up for the day. They’ll spend most of their waking hours hurling squawking insults at each other on the internet, and making absolutely final and irrefutable predictions based on what they hope will happen. None of it will have the least effect on the election."

Column from July 31, 2016

Alan Caron is the owner of Caron Communications and the author of “Maine’s Next Economy” and “Reinventing Maine Government.” He can be reached at:

Jul 27, 2016

The big unanswered question at the Democratic National Convention is not whether Russian hackers will sneak embarrassing text into the president’s teleprompter, or if the Bernie Sanders backers will have any voices left when it’s time to boo on Thursday night.

The real question is about Hillary Clinton: Does she know what time it is?

Column from July 27, 2016

Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 26, 2016

Portland Press Herald Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich and Sarah Collins, Assistant Editorial Page Editor, review some of the comments our Opinion pages have generated.


Our View: Maine CDC should share, not squelch, disease data

Our View: Court ruling on Harpswell beach access shows need for public land

Maine Voices: A no-tip, living wage for servers will anchor the restaurant industry


Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 24, 2016

Column from the Maine Sunday Telegram July 22, 2016


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Jul 21, 2016

You’re more likely to be crushed to death by your wobbly bureau overstuffed with cheap clothes from China or that giant television set, where you’re glued to watching the gory details of the Nice attack, than you are to be killed by a radical Islamic terrorist from Syria.

Column from July 17, 2016

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Jul 21, 2016

As people gathered on a hot night to mourn two African American men who had been shot to death by police and five police officers in Dallas who had been gunned down by a sniper, the speaker who seemed to best capture the spirit of the moment was a cop, Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuck.

Column from July 20, 2016

Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 21, 2016

Remember back in 2014, when the LePage administration had its hopes for major Medicaid reform pinned squarely on a contract, valued at just under $1 million, with The Alexander Group?


Bill Nemitz Portland Press Herald Column: July 20, 2016

Jul 13, 2016

We say we value honesty and we can’t trust people who don’t tell us the truth. But researchers tell us that we all lie, and most people lie every day. That includes all the people that we trust. Your priest. Your mother. Liars.

Column from July 13, 2016

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Jul 7, 2016

Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich reads, and in some cases reacts to, comments on the newspaper's July 4 editorial, "Our View: Celebrate the Fourth and reject nationalism."


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Jul 7, 2016

Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich reads the Portland Press Herald's July 4 Editorial.

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Jul 1, 2016

Column from June 27, 2016

Hard times have come a knockin’ at the Blaine House door.

Mainers far and wide did a double take last week when WGME-TV reported that first lady Ann LePage has taken a summer job as a waitress at McSeagulls Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor because, as she unabashedly told reporter Jon Chrisos, she could use the extra dough.

Jun 29, 2016

If you want to know why Hillary Clinton should pick Elizabeth Warren to be her running mate, don’t listen to either of them.

Listen to the people who think it’s a bad idea. Just about every reason they come up with makes the case for a Clinton- Warren ticket in 2016.

Read this column at the Portland Press Herald

Jun 24, 2016

Portland Press Herald Editorial from June 22, 2016. 

The plaza in front of the Nickelodeon movie theater will soon be named for the former city manager, John, Menario, who between 1967 and 1976 laid the groundwork for an economic rebirth of the downtown commercial center, creating the Portland that we know today.


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