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Former 172nd Mountain Infantry commander Lt. Col. Darryl Lyon, who held the rank of captain of the Brewer unit in 2006 when deployed to Iraq, holds the dog tags of Staff Sgt. Dale Kelly and Staff Sgt. David Veverka, who were killed in the line of duty over a decade ago under his command.
POLL QUESTION

Memorial Day 2016: These Mainers made the ultimate sacrifice

Many people look at Memorial Day as time off from work or school marking the unofficial start of summer. Lt. Col. Darryl Lyon, whose Brewer-based Army unit deployed to Iraq in 2006, knows its true meaning.
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‘We all lived and they all died’: Maine WWII veteran talks about Memorial Day

Galen L. Cole lost five of his brothers-in-arms and was wounded during an attack on April 2, 1945, but he returned home to become a successful businessman, Bangor City Council chairman and a veterans advocate.
THINKMAINE

Why you should never take a selfie with a seal

“There is no selfie stick long enough!” That’s the message coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in time for Memorial Day weekend when, if the weather holds, people will flock to beaches and coastlines where they might encounter a baby seal.
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Opinion

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks at the day's second public forum on a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby's family for lands east of Baxter State Park at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono, May 16, 2016.
EDITORIALS

Why this week’s national monument hearing is a sham

A congressional field hearing that will be held in East Millinocket this week is billed as a more fair chance for local residents to be heard by national leaders about the prospects of a national monument in the Katahdin region. It won’t be.

The Point

A "Senate Gallery Open" sign can be seen in Augusta in this June 2015 file photo.
The Point

The stakes are high in 10 Maine Senate primaries

The 10 Maine Senate nominations to be decided on June 14 will either alter the campaign calculus for determining control of the next Senate or pick runaway general election favorites.

Events

WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Wild Beasts, Kristin Kontrol, Glass Animals and Car Seat Headrest on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I debuted new tracks from Broods, Operators and James Blake on this week’s podcast-only edition of the show, while the retro alternative set focused on music from the year 2000 as we cross our fingers for a potential new album from The Avalanches, whose sole release to date came out way back then.

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