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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 »

Sinclair, “must run” commentary, and Maine’s WGME

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I write about the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, and the “must run” pro-Trump editorials it requires Maine’s WGME-13 to… Read more »

Sens. Collins, King warn Trump not to interfere with Mueller probe

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have this story on Senator Susan Collins’ warning to President Trump regarding his implied threat to interfere with or fire Robert Mueller, the Justice… Read more »

After first Trump voter fraud meeting, Maine’s Dunlap keeping open mind

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with President Donald Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission, look no further than today’s Portland Press Herald, where I cover their first meeting. Among the… Read more »

Maine removed major dams and river herring have returned in a big way

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I wrote about the continuing recovery of river herring — alewives and blueback erring — in Maine rivers after the removal of major dams… Read more »

Maine’s senators and the Comey Hearing

The big news in Washington this week has been the public hearing in which former FBI director James Comey testified under oath about his interactions with President Donald Trump, who… Read more »

Bill Cohen on Watergate and today

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I talk to former US Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen and several of his former aides about what it was like to… Read more »