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Friday, July 28, 2017
  • New Trailhead Sign for Community Wellness Trail—
    Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) would like to thank the Midcoast Public Health Council for a $2,125 mini-grant recently received. The Midcoast Public Health Council is a partnership of local organizations in the counties of Knox, Lincoln . . .
  • Broadreach Pays Tribute to Mary “Polly” Chatfield—
    Mary “Polly” Chatfield, was recently recognized for her years of service to the Youthlinks after-school program. Youthlinks supporters, employees, family and friends gathered at a dinner to honor Polly at the Rockport Opera House . . .
  • Thank you, Andy O’Brien, for that informative and important piece [June 20 issue] on this subject. It especially caught my attention because Hillary, Mirek and Alex are my neighbors and friends. I had no idea about this complicated issue . . .
  • OUT Maine Receives Donations from Area Groups—
    OUT Maine is very grateful to receive unsolicited donations from two area groups, the Midcoast UU Fellowship in Damariscotta and Camden-Rockport Middle School students. John Adams presented Jeanne Dooley, OUT’s executive . . .
  • Judy and I have been cruising the coast of Maine and Penobscot Bay for over 30 years. First traveling up from the waters of Portsmouth Harbor in our little double-ended cutter, Lilith, a Southern Cross 28, then years later aboard Sequel . . .
  • This week in Rockland, the Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) will be anchored in the harbor offering tours for those attending the Lobster Festival. This warship is one of dozens that continue to be built at Bath Iron . . .
  • I was very pleased that Mark Eves recently announced that he will be running to serve as Maine’s next Governor. I will be enthusiastically supporting Mark’s candidacy. As I think we have all now learned, Maine’s governorship . . .
  • On Tuesday, MSAD 28 School Board released the following public statement concerning the status of the Mary E. Taylor building in the wake of the June 13 vote by residents of Camden and Rockport in which they approved . . .
  • First, I want to say that I am a novice at extreme composting. But, I have been doing some research in the area to become more responsible, environmentally. I also would like to use less chemical fertilizer and save some . . .
  • My first reaction was surprise when I heard that Jonathan Fulford was running for U.S. Congress rather than the Maine State Senate. Upon reflection, I see this new, ambitious goal as consistent with Jonathan’s energy and commitment . . .
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nonprofit supplemental food and nutrition program assisting income-eligible families. WIC provides supplemental food packages, breastfeeding support, free nutrition . . .
  • I like to call things what they are, not what they’re intended to conceal or cast in a positive light to perhaps make a more favorable impression. When a business says that prices will be adjusted, I know that means they will go up. . . .
  • Recently I was in Damariscotta, where I attended a question-and-answer session, organized by Lincoln County Indivisible, with Senator George Mitchell. His answers were very interesting and compelling. Here are my memories . . .
  • As a member of the Advisory Board of the Coastal Recovery Community Center, I would like to address a rumor that is circulating concerning our Center. We are not, nor are we considering, closing our Center. The Coastal Recovery Community . . .
  • Did you read that “Russia’s meddling in the U.S. elections was not a one-time affair; it’s an ongoing offensive with the singular goal of undermining and debasing American democracy.” Well, they got off to a great start. . . .
  • Memorial for a Hermit—
    In August of 2015, the Monson Historical Society was contacted by a University of Maine student who was writing a thesis on Hermits of Maine. Apparently the Monson/Elliotsville/Onawa area of Piscataquis County contained . . .
  • The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront has announced an immediate need for volunteers to orchestrate a successful 2017 festival. “In years past, this festival has required around 800 volunteers to pull off a flawless . . ."
  • Volunteers in the greater Thomaston area once again pulled together to put on a musical during two weekends at Watts Hall. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, with a cast of over . . .
  • This past week an important bicentennial birthday seems to have been almost completely overlooked — that of essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Born on July 12, 1817, he lived most of his short life in modest . . .
  • Few places have the robust, multifaceted and favorable “brand” that Maine does. Quality of people, values, food, art, higher education, products, scenery and recreation are renowned, nationally and internationally. . . .
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