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Monday, September 26, 2016
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  • I have been involved in a project to build a walking trail from downtown Rockland out a mile through parks and woods to the top of Benner Hill, with fine views over the city and harbor. It would then continue down another mile . . .
  • Suppose you were confronted by a group of armed men who demanded of you, “A month from now you will be executed, but you have a choice: would you prefer to be shot or hanged?” A rational person would reply, “Frankly, neither . . ."
  • I first met Kathleen Meil at the Y several years ago. Since that time, I have gotten to know how passionate she is about the issues that concern us all. She’s a good listener, which is an important asset when dealing with constituents. . . .
  • Trust. That is what I have for Pinny Beebe-Center. When I moved to Rockland 14 years ago I had only heard her name and that others said she cared deeply for families, education, the environment and sufficient safety nets . . .
  • With just a few weeks until the election I would like to ask your consideration in voting for Dave Emery for the Knox County Senate seat. Dave is a local person with tons of experience that works well with both sides of the . . .
  • Now that the campaigns for the Maine Legislature are cranking up in earnest, it’s time we all started thinking about who could represent us best. No matter what one’s political disposition, I think we all want to be represented . . .
  • On December 25, 2014, my family and I lost our home, pets, and all our belongings to a house fire. The State Fire Marshal determined that the fire started because of a power surge at our refrigerator on that crystal-clear . . .
  • As a Camden resident, I appreciate all that Rep. Joan Welsh did in Augusta, exercising strong leadership on environmental issues, working collaboratively, and listening well to constituents. I’m glad that Kathleen Meil . . .
  • Have you seen little libraries that look like birdhouses popping up in unusual places in Waldo County? If you have, what you are seeing is part of a nationwide trend of “Little Free Libraries” and a county-wide initiative of Literacy . . .
  • This summer we celebrated The Fresh Air Fund’s 140th summer of serving children from New York City’s low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to our extraordinary Fresh Air volunteers . . .
  • The Rockland Women’s Golf Association (RWGA) wishes to thank all the local businesses, individuals and more than 100 people who joined us for the sixth annual Midcoast Breast Cancer Golf Classic tournament held Friday . . .
  • This August the Thomaston Public Library wrapped up its third “40 Days of Summer” Reading Program in high style with a cardboard castle and root beer floats which have become the signature program treat finale. . . .
  • Friends of Sears Island’s Anniversary Celebration & Art Auction—
    Friends of Sears Island would like to thank all who attended our recent anniversary celebration and art auction, as well as everyone who made it possible by donating their time, artwork, or other talents. The auction was a . . .
  • It is always interesting to me that many believe the measure of a country’s success is based on how westernized it is. In his letter last week, Ted Raia applauds Ataturk’s stripping Turkey of its culture, while failing to mention . . .
  • We are very glad that Larry Pritchett has chosen to be a candidate for another term on the Rockland City Council. As a Councilor during the last six years, he has provided a balanced and thoughtful perspective during the many . . .
  • November’s election ballots might be overwhelming. Along with Presidential, national, and state legislative choices, there will be important state and local questions. This year the State ballot questions will draw a lot of attention . . .
  • One of the insidious notions abroad today, despite evidence to the contrary, is that shifting services out of the hands of government and into the hands of private enterprise is a good thing; likely to save money and make things more . . .
  • Elinor Goldberg has my vote to represent District 95 in the Maine House of Representatives. When you find a piece of land on a wooded hillside, build a house with your own two hands, live off the grid for a while, grow your own food . . .
  • Ever wonder how organizations choose which candidate to endorse in a campaign? They do their homework, and they expect candidates to do theirs, too. Each election cycle, organizations send out questionnaires to every . . .
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