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Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 63 Washington St. Home for Seniors was pleased to receive a $3,000 grant and a vote of confidence recently from United Mid-Coast Charities. Contrary to popular opinion, 63 is not closing its doors but is continuing . . .
  • I have never written a letter in support of a political candidate, but today I am making an exception for Senate President Mike Thibodeau. Over the past few years I have become increasingly interested in what is happening . . .
  • I am writing in support of re-electing Dave Miramant to our State Senate. I want to start with a personal story about the complexities of issues that can come our way and then share why I believe Senator Miramant . . .
  • Dear Residents of Appleton, Hope, part of Union and Warren: As your Senator, I know how important it is to have smart, dedicated people to represent you in Augusta. When Rep. Sukeforth decided to step down as . . .
  • I am writing to support the re-election of Senator Chris Johnson in November. I have known Chris Johnson for several years, and have watched him work with constituents looking for assistance from the Maine Legislature. . . .
  • Seriously . . .
  • As a Vietnam combat veteran I get as upset at guys who lie about their war experiences as anyone, but I am just as annoyed by politicians who use the so-called “Stolen Valor” law to proclaim their support for vets while doing nothing . . .
  • Chris Johnson is one of the most talented, commonsense leaders we’ve ever sent to our State Senate. He is a truly gifted thinker and a great problem solver. He analyzes the best ways to solve complex issues, listens to others . . .
  • For too long, there’s been a “versation” going on in Augusta. Our elected state government has forgotten the value of good old-fashioned “conversation,” instead choosing to shout at each other and stubbornly stick . . .
  • It was quite disturbing to read Jon Olsen’s letter “From the Green Party” in last week’s Free Press encouraging third-party votes for Jill Stein. We must recognize that neither Jill Stein nor Gary Johnson are going to . . .
  • The trustees of the Vesper Hill Foundation want to acknowledge the passing of Sonny Goodwin on September 4; we are among the many who are feeling his absence very strongly. Sonny contributed his time, thought and . . .
  • Would you take your pickup truck to a novice or to a certified mechanic? Would you ask someone on the street or a skilled jeweler to repair your wedding ring? Wouldn’t you call a trained technician to repair your home’s . . .
  • I know Senator Thibodeau. Senator Thibodeau is a friend of mine. I am a registered Democrat and have voted for Republicans Susan Collins, Bill Cohen and Senator Thibodeau. All of these individuals have excellent leadership . . .
  • We need Paige Zeigler as our representative for House District 96. He has a lifetime of experience as a ship’s captain, logger and school board vice chair. This year he’s become a first-time candidate because Augusta is not . . .
  • I am writing to encourage my fellow residents of Senate District 13 to re-elect Chris Johnson. Throughout his four years in the Maine Senate, Chris has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for a prosperous economy and a . . .
  • This November I am going to vote for Kathleen Meil for the District 94 seat in the State Legislature (Camden, Rockport and Islesboro). She would succeed Joan Welsh who has served us so well. I have known Kathleen for . . .
  • It’s an exciting time for the students at the Edna Drinkwater School in the recently formed Northport School District. The school is expanding to include middle level grades, and with that expansion comes the need to provide more . . .
  • I am already looking forward to watching Kathleen Meil serve in the State Legislature as the representative from Camden, Rockport and Islesboro. Kathleen is prepared and ready for the responsibility that comes with that . . .
  • It is because of my experience in non-emergency transportation and what I have personally seen from Senator Chris Johnson that I am writing to endorse Senator Johnson in his bid for reelection in Senate District 20. . . .
  • I am writing this letter in support of Paula Sutton for Representative to the Maine State Legislature in House District 95, which includes the towns of Warren, Appleton, Hope and East Union. Paula and I have been friends for . . .