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Monday, September 26, 2016
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A handful of Rockland City Council’s most ardent critics showed up Monday night to offer councilors ideas of what to look for in a new city manager. The roundtable discussion kicked off the search process to find a candidate . . .
  • Where the Candidates Stand on Climate Change
    Although climate change doesn’t get the kind of clicks that drives campaign media coverage, the 2016 election could have a tremendous impact on which direction the country moves on environmental policy. As NASA reports . . .
  • New Hiking Path Connects Unity to Belfast
    There is something about a long companionable walk past cornfields and into back woodlots that puts me in the mind of a slower time before selfies and Pokémon Go. And a slow, steady ramble is exactly the right way to walk . . .
  • Rockland Old County Road Work Complete
    Major recon- struction of Old County Road between Thompson Meadows Road and the Kaler’s Corner intersection with Route 17 was completed two months ahead of schedule on Friday, September 9, according to Chris . . .
  • The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) will conduct a traffic speed study later this month that could modify their plan to rebuild a 1.54-mile section of Route 1 between Camden Hills State Park and the Lincolnville town . . .
  • Lane Construction will begin overnight paving in Thomaston in late September, if their request is approved by the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT). On Monday, September 12, the Thomaston Select Board unanimously . . .
  • King’s Lessons From the High North
    He said a visit with climate experts to the massive Jacobshavn Glacier made it clear that rising sea levels are measurable and a pressing concern for U.S. coastal areas subject to storm surges. . . .
  • Camden Int'l Film Festival — Women at War: For a Homeland, In Prison, and With One’s Self
    Starless Dreams (2016) is a portrait of stolen childhood in a down-and-out part of the city where the value of a woman is always in relation to the value of a man — whether it be her father, her brother, her husband, her religious leader . . .
  • Camden Int'l Film Festival — Climate Change & the “Sacred Cod”
    “Cod is the foundation of New England’s prosperity,” says marine historian Karen Alexander in the new documentary film “Sacred Cod: The Fight for the Future of America’s Oldest Fishery. “John Smith came up here in 1614 . . .
  • That is unlikely to change soon. Bird proposed entering into discussions with the city about developing affordable housing on the site of the former MacDougal School on Broadway, but the five-acre site has deed restrictions . . .
  • Meeting the Muslim Neighbors
    When the interfaith group Midcoast Faith Connec- tions (MCFC) got together to invite a group of Muslim Mainers to a public supper, they never imagined that the event would fill up the Rockland Congregational Church hall with 180 people. . . .
  • Read The  Entire Maine Woods National Monument Series
    To read Parts 1 through 6 of The Free Press Maine Woods National Monument series by Christine Parrish, which began on July 21, 2016, click here. Also see her Magic City in the Wilderness series, which began in 2014, about the Millinocket area by clicking here.
  • With a court defeat & FERC rejection — What’s Next for Natural Gas Pipeline Proponents?
    Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dealt a severe blow to a three-prong effort by the natural gas industry, manufacturing interests and the LePage administration to levy a multi-billion-dollar tax on electricity . . .
  • The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Wednesday that it is unlawful for state regulators to force electric customers to subsidize the construction of a private interstate natural gas pipeline . . .
  • New Mainers Establish Cooperative Farm in Lewiston
    Last Thursday, around 100 people gathered in a 30-acre pasture on the edge of Lewiston to celebrate the groundbreaking of the New Roots Cooperative Farm. The group listened to speeches, sang songs . . .
  • On behalf of The Free Press, I would like to thank all the readers who responded to our plea for assistance in purchasing air conditioners for residents of the Methodist Conference Home, a senior apartment complex . . .
  • Wind Power Taking Off in New England
    With all of the election-year static, it’s easy to overlook that 2016 will very likely be the hottest year on record. Fifteen of the 16 hottest years recorded have occurred since 2001, according to the National Oceanic and . . .
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