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Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • I’m writing both as the owner of a small independent bookstore and as a deeply concerned citizen. As many of you already know, Whole Foods recently announced that they sold out to Amazon for nearly $14 billion. This sent immediate . . .
  • Thank you for printing Emily Davis’s graduation speech. . . .
  • The proposed changes to the health care law removes one of the disliked provisions of the ACA, namely the “individual mandate.” People who believed that they did not require health insurance felt that they should not have to purchase . . .
  • The ninth annual Belfast Street Party organized by Our Town Belfast, the Main Street organization, will take over downtown Belfast Monday, August 7, from 5 to 10:30 p.m. with games, music, food, dancing, and lots of fun things to . . .
  • Thank You, Rockland—
    This is my swan song after many years of civic involve- ment in the Rockland community. While I will still run my business, E.C. Moran Insurance, as the fourth generation, and be downtown every day, I am moving my residence out of . . .
  • At 7 p.m. last Thursday, I walked into the meeting room at the library, where our local photographer Patrisha McLean was exhibiting her photos of Cuban children. Shunted by the crowd, I chose a photo at the far end of the room. . . .
  • The Knox County Democrats decry President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. People will not forget that President Trump let us down at this critical moment in our planet’s history. . . .
  • Across Knox County, store counters have begun to display milk jugs decorated with reminders that the Weekend Backpack Program is fundraising again to send food home next school year with children who might otherwise be hungry. . . .
  • What does it take to reach people? It’s not Religion, Politics or Technology. What happened to Love? Love of neighbor as yourself? No matter what you feel, or believe — treat all people with Respect. This is American . . .
  • A thank you to all who made the new location of the Camden Farmers’ Market and plans for a new park on Washington Street possible. I remember 10 years ago, when Meg Barclay and other citizens met to dream . . .
  • Respect for the dignity of all people, honoring diversity, encouraging civil discourse, and environmental stewardship — these are the commonly shared community values that a group of Camden volunteers are highlighting in a statement . . .
  • Our democracy is going to get a workout. This 200-plus-year experiment in governance we call the United States is now entering new ground with the confluence of a Trump presidency in the time of binary party politics. . . .
  • As we here in the State of Maine are well aware, a minority of voters can win the day when the electorate is faced with choosing among three or more candidates. We have seen this in the last two gubernatorial races and the “spoiler” . . .
  • Last week’s national headlines focused on James Comey’s appearance before Congress and Russian election tampering, while across the Atlantic, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May made big headlines herself. She had . . .
  • I am concerned about cuts the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would make to Medicaid, cuts that would be in the billions of dollars. Medicaid (in our state known as Maine Care) is a lifeline for millions of Americans. It provides . . .
  • I am a young Maine resident, raised in Gray and newly returned after 15 years working away, and I am writing to express my profound dismay at the proposed repeal of the voter-approved ballot measure for Ranked Choice . . .
  • Despite the recent action of the President in withdrawing from the Paris Accord, cities and states across the country understand the need to continue reducing carbon emissions to protect our shared planet. One critical step towards . . .
  • With an overwhelming majority of the State’s voters supporting the concept of Ranked Choice Voting, making it the law, the idea that our elected leaders (elected using the two-party system that serves itself) might reject that vote of . . .
  • Does the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program help Maine? Ask the hungry people who received over 250,000 pounds of food grown last year by Master Gardener Volunteers . . .
  • We’re all sick, tired and suspicious of politicians and government. Why has it come to this? In large part because our two-party system breeds extreme divisions, corruption and moneyed influence. In his farewell address to the nation . . .
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