Latest Rockland, Maine, weather
search sponsored by
Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • In a 2-1 decision, a federal court has dismissed an appeal by House Speaker Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) against Gov. Paul LePage for threatening to withhold funding from Good Will-Hinckley in retribution for hiring the Democratic . . .
  • British right-wing nationalist leader Nigel Farage says he may relocate to the United States, possibly to Maine, according to the Times of London. Confidants told the Times last week that the 52-year-old former interim head . . .
  • Rockland City Council will be debating how to regulate retail marijuana shops and bars at a meeting at City Hall on Monday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m. The debate comes in the wake of the passage of Question 1, which legalized the . . .
  • The Future of Healthcare Under Republican Rule — TrumpCare™ Is Coming
    On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare,” President-elect Donald Trump declares on his website. In the time since President Barack Obama signed his . . .
  • The five members of Rockland City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to elect Councilor Will Clayton to be the new mayor of Rockland. Newly elected Councilor Ed Glaser and Councilor Larry Pritchett were . . .
  • Camden Protest March —
    On Saturday, November 19, a couple hundred people marched through downtown Camden and rallied in Harbor Park to protest the election of Donald Trump.
  • The New Trump World™ Energy Order
    In the same year that NASA has recorded the hottest global surface temperatures in modern history, Americans elected climate change denier Donald Trump as the next leader of the free world. The impending Trump presidency ...
  • LePage Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Change Citizen Referendum Process
    Last week, voters passed four referendums: to legalize marijuana, tax the wealthy, increase the minimum wage and implement ranked-choice voting. However, the fight isn’t over for opponents of the measures, with the Legislature ...
  • Pot Caregivers & Prohibitionists Take Fight to Augusta & Washington
    On Wednesday, marijuana prohibitionists submit a petitioned a petition requesting a recount after a surge of overseas military votes ensured that Question 1, which legalizes recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older ...
  • Ku Klux Klan Targets Appleton
    On Sunday morning, November 6, some Appleton residents awoke to find a message in their driveways from the Ku Klux Klan. The fliers, which were dropped into plastic sandwich bags with gravel, stated, “We fully support all the men . . ."
  • The ACLU of Maine has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that Gov. Paul LePage committed voter intimidation against local college student voters on the eve of the election. In a press release sent on . . .
  • GOP Makes Gains in the House, Democrats Pick Up Seats in the Senate
    There’s no question that it was a rough night for Democrats as the Trump tsunami blew through the state. Conventional wisdom about presidential years favoring Democrats and faith in the countless polls and data analytic . . .
  • All the Rage with Paul LePage: Gov. LePage Calls for Civility
    Gov. Paul LePage announced last Friday on a conserva- tive radio show that he may propose a bill to mandate the Legislature to be more civil. “As I go out ... this is what I’m hearing: people are sick and tired of negativity” . . .
  • Mainers Vote to Raise Mimimum Wage, Legalize Pot, Tax the Rich and Implement Ranked Choice Voting
    . . . raise the minimum wage, legalize marijuana, implement ranked-choice voting and tax the wealthy. Mandatory background checks for private firearms sales failed, but all five ballot measures received more votes than the . . .
  • All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Says  He’ll Leave the State If Referendum Passes
    On Tuesday Gov. Paul LePage went on WVOM radio to make his final push against the five citizen referendums on the November 8 ballot. The governor said he was “shocked” to hear about a recent University of . . .
  • Money Pours Into Midcoast Battleground Races
    Next week, voters across the midcoast could help decide the balance of power in Augusta. Since the election of President Barack Obama and the 2008 financial crash, control of state houses across the country has flipped back and forth . . .
  • How Would Question 2 Impact Midcoast Towns?
    It’s been 12 years since voters passed a referen- dum requiring the state to fund 55 percent of the total costs of public education for kindergarten through grade 12, and 100 percent of the costs of special education services. Since then . . .
  • Rockland residents will vote on whether to borrow up to $14.6 million in bonds to upgrade the sewer system, fix the roads, repair the town library and to expand access to high-speed Internet in the city. According to a city memo . . .
  • LePage: Activists Should Be Imprisoned, November Election Will Be Illegitimate
    The day after Gov. Paul LePage walked back his declara- tion that the Constitution is “broken” and America needs the “authoritarian power” of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the governor took to the . . .
  • Miramant and Emery Have a Civil Debate About the Issues
    Last week Sen. David Miramant (D-Camden) and Republican challenger David Emery of Tenants Harbor sat down for a two-hour debate held by The Free Press to discuss a wide range of issues from taxes and education . . .