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Sunday, January 22, 2017
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  • We are disheartened to hear of Senator Susan Collins’ recent introduction and endorsement of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General. We look back in Maine’s history to Margaret Chase Smith . . .
  • Mr. Roskin is being kind to give Trump a choice in a dilemma (Free Press January 12, 2017). Three weeks ago I was willing to give Donald Trump a chance to move from the dishonesty of the campaign to the rectitude expected . . .
  • If you voted for Donald Trump and other candidates because they would overturn the Affordable Care Act, you are about to get your wish. As they say, be careful what you wish for. If you or a loved one is on Obamacare now . . .
  • The email said: “Our own Susan Collins has been on a roll — defending a racist for Attorney General and in the wee hours of morning when no one was looking … she voted to repeal health care for countless Mainers. She sided with . . ."
  • I was aghast and disappointed to read that Senator Collins sided with the Republicans in voting to adopt a budget plan that would end the Affordable Care Act and remove the threat of filibuster from those who oppose the move. . . .
  • It seems that we hit a new political low point almost daily. Who would have thought that a U.S. Senate nomination hearing for attorney general would include the following question: “Senator Sessions, do you believe that nonconsensual . . .
  • Why have some forgotten that it was the Cheney/Rumsfeld cabal that tailored info from suspect sources to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq? It was not info attained through the U.S.’s intelligence community using thorough and . . .
  • The Free Press will get mail on “Trump’s Election: A Miracle of God’s Will” [letter to the editor, January 12, 2017], most of it argumentative.

    I want to express sympathy for the rude awakening some trusting innocents will eventually . . .
  • I am writing with some thoughts about the Rockport Library. My concern is that the RES site be included in the reconsideration now being undertaken by the Select Board. The RES site, land owned by the town, now lying vacant . . .
  • The Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry (JACFP) gives heartfelt thanks to all who have made our first full year so rewarding: to our clients who truly appreciate the community effort that keeps the JACFP up and running twice a month . . .
  • Please convey my kudos to Andy O’Brien for his doggedness and conviction in monitoring the State House in Maine. The title to the article in the January 12, 2017 edition “Tax Cuts for the Rich, Plain Old Cuts for the Poor” . . .
  • OUT Maine is building a Youth Policy Board for midcoast youth ages 14 to 22 to address health and social justice issues. OUT is looking for community-oriented, social justice-minded youth from Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc . . .
  • Dear Fellow Rescuers, As I look out over an icy paddock, I see two equines blinking their eyes in contentment as they happily munch on their hay. That wasn’t quite the case a few weeks ago, when they got loose from their . . .
  • Thank you, Christine Parrish, for featuring the work of Maine’s Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR http://grandmothersforreproductiverights.org) in the January 13 issue, and for laying out the . . .
  • With regard to the “Don’t mess with Granny” article in the January 12, 2017 issue, in the middle of the left-hand column on page 3, there is a reference to exceptions to the Hyde amendment. One of these refers to saving the life of the . . .
  • “GRR,” would that it could mean “GRRR,” Grandmothers for reproductive rights re-directed! Many countries through education and communication have supported women’s rights and human rights as well. Why don’t we? . . .
  • “For reference, the embryo at six weeks is the size of a raisin. At eight weeks, it is the size of a grape.” This dehumanizing information was given in last week’s front-page article, “Don’t Mess with Granny,” to justify exterminating . . .
  • The Waldoboro Business Association offers this special letter of thanks for all you do for the citizens of Waldoboro. Regrettably, we often take for granted all the ways that you make our lives more comfortable, safer . . .
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