Archive for ‘Opinion’

  • Darkside of the Sun: When will Vronsky retire?

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist Victor “Vroom Vroom” Vronsky, star linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, took a cigarette from a small boy, lit it, and burned his autograph into the young child’s forehead. “Oh, thank you, V, thank you!” exclaimed the lad’s father. “Let’s see Bill Dewar’s kid top this!” And the man strode […]

  • Planning Front: Plenty happening as spring arrives

    By Anne Krieg, AICP Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development, Town of Bridgton Plenty is happening along with the March winds barreling down the streets of Bridgton! The Board of Selectmen is receiving applications for a newly created ad hoc committee called the Land Use & Zoning Committee. This committee will recommend land use/zoning […]

  • Uppermost House: What color is the dress?

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist You may be the only one left alive on Planet Earth who does not have an opinion about the colors of a certain dress that popped onto the Internet on February 26 (you probably even remember where you were when the lights dimmed). I just typed the WCITD buzz-phrase […]

  • Small World: Not exactly a Billet Doux

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Forty-seven Republican senators, unhappy with the prospect that the Obama administration and its five international partners may sign an agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program to peaceful purposes, wrote a letter of warning addressed to “the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The legislators declared, “any agreement without legislative approval […]

  • Uppermost House: Worry is wasted on the young

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist My granddaughter Sophie is 20 months old, which means she is in charge of the house. It’s that most dangerous time when she is dramatically mobile, but still quite uncommunicative. Simultaneously insatiably curious, yet uncooperative. She understands right and wrong, safe and dangerous, prudent and careless, in the same […]

  • Earth Notes: The sun shines equally on all — or does it?

    By Frank Daggett  Over 1,000 years ago, John Chrysostom wrote, “We do not need to buy air, water, fire, sunshine, and things of this kind. God has given enough of all these blessings for everyone to enjoy them freely. The sun shines equally on the rich and the poor, and they both breathe the same […]

  • Small World: Weather report — Snow and more

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Thinking about what to think about this week is particularly hard. Only with considerable exertion can one see over the gigantic snow banks that block our vision of the outside world. What might be going on out there, you ask, that’s more important than getting to the store for a […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: It’s not satire

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist I know, I know. You’re thinking, what’s wrong with Mike, lately? He used to be so full of good ideas. And I’ll admit, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve unveiled a plan to save the world. But — here’s the unvarnished truth — I’m truly discouraged that none of […]

  • Uppermost House: Is lasagna tax deductible?

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist If I’ve ranted before about taxes and you didn’t like it, you may want to skip this. If you enjoyed my past IRS histrionics, then please enter your shoe size on line 14b, divide by an ear-to-ear grin, enter the result (as a primary color) in the box marked […]

  • Earth Notes: No ‘backup’

    By Rev. Robert Plaisted           It’s a pleasure to make my first contribution to the “Earth Notes” column, which provides serious, thought-provoking ideas on the relationship between human beings and the natural world in which we live. We have no spare Earths lying around to provide sustenance for our existence, should the day come that our […]