Monthly Archives: June 2020

Maine needs a better way to welcome tourists this summer

So, I have a confession to make. I really liked Janet Mills’ inaugural address. That probably isn’t a huge surprise. Shortly after she gave the address, I applauded her in these pages. Her levelheaded, sensible approach was a welcome contrast to those offering soaring rhetoric divorced from concrete steps and, well, reality. The motif of […]

We need to get beyond our biases to bring real change

“Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.” Those words have become pretty famous around these parts. They are the sign-off of Lieutenant Tim Cotton, manager of the internationally-famous Bangor Police Department Facebook page. The plain advice highlights another simple truth. People are responsible for their own […]