Some of us, like me, come to appreciate the spirit of Maine. The spirit that still encourages perfect strangers to speak when passing each other on a street, or that compels us to shovel a neighbor out in the dead of winter.

Will Caulk embrace that spirit? Only time will tell. In the meantime, let's work toward making sure his skills serve our children well, and if he leaves for more prosperous opportunities down the road, let's remember that lots of people do that — white, black, or any shade in between.

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