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Friday, February 24, 2017
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  • Working Waterfront just published an oped by Protect Monhegan’s ghostwriter in continuation of the UMO Maine Aqua Ventus/Monhegan wind debate. The group falsely claims to represent a majority of island voters in an effort . . .
  • I am writing in response to an op-ed that ran in the February 16 edition of The Free Press. In it James Balano wrote in support of the Maine Aqua Ventus initiative to test the floating wind turbine invented by the University . . .
  • To the citizens of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, and Thomaston, please vote on February 28 for our children and our schools!

    ‏As you may know, RSU 13 has a bond issue on the ballot next Tuesday, February 28. . . .
  • As an elementary school parent in Thomaston, I have a concern with the proposed school start time change. While I agree the later start times will likely benefit high and middle-school students, and am sure the science . . .
  • Kudos to all three midcoast school districts (Five Town CSD, RSU 13 and SAD 40) for working together to address a major public health concern — chronic sleep deprivation among adolescents — by pushing back start . . .
  • The intent of this letter is to discuss the forthcoming vote on February 28, 2017 on the Regional School Unit 13 bond referendum in the amount of $23.2 million for the purpose of undertaking school building upgrades, renovations . . .
  • What do we know about immigration here in Camden? My grandfather, Frank Packard Alexander (from Scotland via North Haven), was the village blacksmith here in Camden. He actually hand-crafted the first flower baskets . . .
  • I am so in love with your paper. Let me count the ways: the informative, exciting, interesting and delightful articles, letters, editorials, the Calendar of Events, from which I plan my whole week’s activities. . . .
  • On Wednesday [February 15, 2017] about 100 people, including over a dozen Bates students, jammed the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee Hearing Room in Augusta to participate in a discussion of several bills, among . . .
  • In my mid-’50s high school life, both my younger brother and sister and I faced the burden of an increasingly neurotic mother. That, of course, was seriously confusing to us. The difference between what should be and what was. . . .
  • As we witness President Trump display basic ignorance and incompetence yet over-weening self-regard in so many policy areas there should be no surprise at his performance when faced with the awesome challenges of the office. . . .
  • I am delighted to see reports of great news from Katahdin region business owners and residents. With the designation as Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, this beautiful natural area is finally acknowledged and now . . .
  • A group that calls itself Protect Monhegan is seeking to change existing legislation by introducing LR 1613, “An Act to Protect Monhegan.” The proposed legislation aims to move a University of Maine ocean test site from . . .
  • Kids Know How to Enjoy a Blizzard —
    “Blizzards don’t bother country kids” . . .
  • I voted early in November, and was told proudly by the clerk that no ID was necessary, other than providing my name. She explained: “Maine’s election policy prevents any interrogation that could be construed as intending to confuse . . .
  • The 2016 election is over. Mr. Trump has won, like it or not. I do not like it one bit, but I am not spending my time deploring the outcome of the least-democratic election process in the civilized world. (Isn’t it interesting that the Prime . . .)
  • A little over a year ago, I presented a concept plan to our School Board and community outlining a comprehensive approach to improving education in RSU 13, called the “Schools of Our Future.” Today I would like to report on the progress . . .
  • Now, in these times, we must speak plainly about what is real. About truth. And about absence of truth. Because we are facing an onslaught of untruth and false narratives from state and national administrations about very important . . .
  • It is good news that Republican elders are taking the initiative to address climate change. The Climate Leadership Council, a newly formed group of senior Republicans, is advocating the adoption of a carbon tax. Their proposal . . .
  • Every year, the Camden Rotary Club provides financial support in the form of grants to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and Lincolnville. We are currently accepting applications for this year’s grants. . . .
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