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Maine member of Trump fraud commission not backing down

For months now I’ve been covering Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s participation in President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity for the Portland Press Herald. In that time, Dunlap… Read more »

Bill to “fix” problems in and around Acadia National Park moves forward on Capitol Hill

For those following the effort to resolve jurisdictional and territorial conflicts in and around Acadia National Park, I had an update recently in the Portland Press Herald. The bills that… Read more »

Around Acadia National Park, many await Congressional fixes on boundary limits, fishing rights

In this past edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, I wrote about legislation waiting attention on Capitol Hill that would resolve tensions over a variety of issues around Acadia National… Read more »

Five women, including three with Maine ties, allege groping by George H.W. Bush

With power out across much of Maine — including my house — I’ve been remiss in posting this Portland Press Herald story from the weekend where we broke the fourth… Read more »

Trump admins’ plans for New England’s marine monument making waves

Here in Maine and New England generally, the Trump administration’s plans to expand exploitation of natural resources in the Kathadin Woods and Waters National Monument has rightly received the lion’s… Read more »

Maine-born government whistleblower resigns with fiery letter demouncing Zinke, Trump

In today’s Portland Press Herald I have an update on Joel Clement, the Department of the Interior manager and climate change researcher who earlier this year accused his boss of… Read more »

Why did those coin counting machines vanish from your TD Bank?

TD Bank’s US branches dropped their free Penny Arcade coin counting machines from service last summer. Unless you were paying attention, you may have missed why. On the occasion of… Read more »

Congress poised to reject many Trump program eliminations

This winter and spring, President Trump rolled out a budget proposal including the complete elimination many domestic programs, including a number whose absence would be noticed in Maine. These included… Read more »

Gulf of Maine warming concentrated in summer, which is getting longer

I’ve been remiss in posting that in this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram I reported on new scientific research that reveals a new level of detail of how the Gulf… Read more »

Maine member of Trump voter fraud commission is pretty unhappy

President Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission met in New Hampshire yesterday, but not before its vice-chair and de facto leader claimed, based on an erroneous understanding of state law, that… Read more »