Archive for ‘Opinion’

  • Small World: Guess who’s coming to visit?

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist President Obama had barely taken off his coat and tie after his State of the Union address when House Speaker Boehner announced that he had invited Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of the Congress. There was no advance word to the White House or the […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: What snow?

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist It’s 10 a.m. on a Monday night in Westbrook, Maine and you might be surprised to learn that I am still alive. From all the yelling about the Imminent Snow Event of the Century, I figured I would be dead by now, along with anyone else caught lingering in the […]

  • Small World: The War on Terrorism (Cont.)

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Over three million French men and women and foreign leaders and visitors assembled in Paris last week to express outrage over the terrorist attacks in Paris, support for the principle of free speech and unity behind a common stand. The terrorists had murdered 12 cartoonists and journalists and the policemen […]

  • Uppermost House: Rooting for the last frost

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist On Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at precisely 6:30 p.m. (EST), something will happen that will trigger perhaps the most exciting event of my year. It was below zero when I got up Friday morning. This is something that I am both opposed to and have grown used to. And, […]

  • Small World: An old tale retold

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Last week, I attended a talk by Malcolm Byrne about his new book, Iran Contra. I offer a brief summary and a few observations for those who are rusty on the details of this near-forgotten tale of official deceit. The scandal that rocked the Reagan Administration started with the confession […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: A real festival of okay ideas

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist I see where Governor LePage is using his overwhelming mandate of 48% of those Mainers who bothered to vote last November, to advance yet another trickle-up plan. He wants to grow the sales tax, an idea which will surely jack up the cost of living for people who already can’t […]

  • Longtime Bridgton News columnist S. Peter Lewis can now add author to his writing resume.
The Bridgton resident is writing The Dad Story Project series and has submitted his first book to Amazon. The book initially showed a $4.99 price, but is available for free download beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 until today, Jan. 8. Lewis expects the series to include six books.
“In order for this book to succeed (not to mention the whole Dad Story Project ministry), I need as many people to submit an Amazon review as possible. Please consider doing this!” Lewis said. “Just ask and I will send you an advance copy of THE DAY WE BLEW UP THE CAT: And other stories from a normal childhood as a PDF file (and then you can download the Kindle version for free on Sunday). Today is critical!”
Readers will not need a Kindle to read the Amazon book — just download the Kindle reading app from Amazon and you can read the book on your computer or possibly on your phone.
“Here’s the bottom line, my friends: I don’t care about selling books and making money; I don’t care about praise for me or the book(s) or the ministry. I don’t care if anyone ever remembers my name. The only thing that matters to me is honoring God. And I desperately want to encourage fathers and families (I mean that in a joyous, hopeful way),” Lewis said. “Please consider helping!”
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    Uppermost House: Toilet gig, totally rocked it

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist A couple of columns back, I left you all awkwardly standing by while I paused in my efforts to fix a leaky toilet. I fear some of you have been shifting from one foot to the other for a month now, and I’m sorry if I caused you any […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: Retirement expands to fill the time there is

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist The trouble with being retired is that everyone you know suddenly thinks you have all the time in the world. Of course, this is not true, because, since everyone you know thinks you have all the time in the world, just their consequent demands on you take up the entire […]

  • Small World: Walking the streets of Brooklyn

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist This year, our extended family gathered in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the festivities of Christmas week. We stayed in a neighborhood that is mainly a fusion of Jamaican and Haitian immigrants, with a salting of Asians. Far from their balmy beaches, these folk have embarked on the search for job opportunities […]

  • Nostradamus on: next year

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist Nostradamus lived in either the 13th or 14th century, in Spain or Italy or France, and he made a lot of predictions in the form of vague assertions, under the influence of powerful mind-altering drugs. In fact, his most definite prediction seems to have been, “In the future, in a […]