Archive for ‘Opinion’

  • Small World: Preferred ways to pick a president

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Let’s see a show of hands — How many of you out there are satisfied with any of the potential nominees for president? How many still waiting for the coming of an as yet unknown redeemer? Hmmm. I suspect the three ladies in back are Hillary fans. Right? I knew it. And […]

  • Uppermost House: The three dollar secret

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist My wife Karen and I can’t remember precisely how long we’ve been married. Of course, we remember the year (1982) and the day (the third Saturday), and we well remember the lace and the polyester double-knit suit and the happy words and the moist eyes and the awkward kiss; […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: Amazing facts from around the country

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist Ten school districts in Texas have claimed from military surplus 64 M-16 rifles, 18 M-14s (apparently for shooting middle schoolers), 25 automatic pistols (elementary kids?) and magazines, with a total capacity of 4,500 rounds. While some left-wing loonies worry about the continuing militarization of local police departments, and even about […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: Combustion

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist Waves of heat. Unlivable conditions. Rapidly fluctuating thermals. Finally, the end comes in a flash. I speak, of course, of spontaneous human combustion, which scientists brush off as fires set accidentally by incapacitated or dying persons, through dropped smoldering cigarettes or other heat sources. Just like scientists, to seek some logical […]

  • Small World: Some facts and thoughts on Ebola

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Three Ebola cases have been reported in the United States:  two nurses and the traveler from Liberia, who infected them. Medical authorities and President Obama repeatedly assure us that there is little danger of a major outbreak in this country. Yet the national press reports “an epidemic of fear and […]

  • Uppermost House: The edge of my world

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist A seven year-old boy knows two things about time: there is now, and there is forever. Now is immediate, and while not always pleasant (“Brush your teeth and go to bed, now!”), at least it can be counted on. A constant presence. Forever is far off and shadowy and […]

  • Darkside of the Sun: Alive and kickin’

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist Obituaries used to be dull, reading something like this: “Herbert H. Feldspar, 77, passed away last week after a long illness. For 30 years, he was employed at Sears before forgetting where he worked and reporting for his last seven years to the jewelry counter at J.C. Penney, where he […]

  • Small World: Our Farmers’ Market cornucopia

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist Let us today address a question of great interest to all patriotic Bridgtonians and one that they can do something about — unlike our national and international afflictions. That question is the future of the Farmers’ Market every (climate permitting) Saturday morning on Depot Street. It would appear that the […]

  • Darkside of the Moon: The bus to somewhere

    By Mike Corrigan BN Columnist It’s a little known fact that once Charon ferries you across the River Styx a motor coach waits on the other shore to take you on to Hell. Recently, I got a preview. Down Lisbon Street, our driver checked his set of printed directions: to Bangor, Lewiston, Brunswick, Portland, Boston, […]

  • Uppermost House: Good news for cheap

    By S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist They say the news is all bad. But it’s not. It’s only the news that we see and hear that’s all bad. On your local channel, or CNN, or Fox, or Yahoo, or whatever your outlet of choice is, yes, the news is almost universally rotten. Like a refrigerator […]