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Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • On Sunday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rockland City Council Chambers, Darren Ripley, the leader of the Knox County Recovery Coach Program, and I will address the Rockland City Council about a proposal to open a “recovery center” . . .
  • I am very disheartened to see that our President has attempted to fulfill his campaign promise to put a ban on Muslims from certain countries. As many have stated before, this is an action that is unfit for the world’s most powerful . . .
  • Seven days after attending the powerful Women’s March on Washington, I find myself reflecting on these thoughts from that unforgettable day. I remembered when, as my friend and I got off the plane in D.C., the flight . . .
  • In her letter of January 19, Armelle Sigaud asserts, “Life is a gift.” Well, most people might agree, while others might not think about it. Let’s think about this. If life is a “gift,” then trillions and trillions of life forms, from the most . . .
  • First, Senator Collins is to be commended for trying to find an alternative to the ACA. For years the Republicans in Congress have been wanting to end it without a viable, compassionate alternative and here we are. . . .
  • For the past month, I have joined with protesters in front of TD Bank in Rockland and Camden asking TD Bank to stop funding the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North and South Dakota. I am doing this because I believe . . .
  • If anyone still doubts that Donald Trump is temperamentally unqualified to be President of the United States, his recent performance at CIA headquarters should erase those doubts. As a 30-year CIA veteran . . .
  • During the month of December, the First Church in Belfast, UCC started a project called The Tree of Warmth, to provide hats, scarves, socks and mittens for those in Waldo County who need them to keep warm this winter. . . .
  • According to Jon Meacham’s “American Lion” which details Andrew Jackson’s period in the White House, his 1830 Indian relocation act was opposed by many who voted their support fearing the consequences of any divergence . . .
  • The Republican Party is determined to repeal the Affordable Care Act with its provision that includes funding for Planned Parenthood. This would cut the reimbursement from the federal government for services provided by . . .
  • I am a constituent who lives each day in increasing fear for my country. You are a rare Republican who is in the position to use your upcoming votes on cabinet confirmations and the Affordable Care Act to make a powerful . . .
  • In memory of our dear friend, supporter and board member, Herring Gut Learning Center has established the Ken Crane Student Support Fund. Money that is donated to the fund will be used specifically for Alternative Education . . .
  • Freedom of Speech was in full view today [January 21, 2017] and watching the Woman’s March in Washington, I feel embarrassed to be a female. The filthy signs and language just shows how low class some women attending . . .
  • The January 12th Free Press article about grandmothers and abortion starts off saying the subject is taboo. Now that that is done, a certain group is mentioned, and a quotation that essentially claims that abortion is a . . .
  • Help Find Haven—
    Haven, a 6-month-old German Shepherd puppy, went missing on January 25 from Ghent Road in Searsmont. She is super-friendly and energetic. Her tags weren’t on but she is wearing a thick pink collar. Her family, Zac and Sarah . . .
  • On January 26, the Woodstove Alliance sponsored a talk by Alison Beyea, Executive Director of ACLU Maine. It was held at the beautiful High Mountain Hall in Camden and filmed live on FaceBook Live. I watched online . . .
  • Dear Neighbors and Friends, It is with much sadness and regret that I write to tell you that I have resigned my seat on Rockland’s City Council. Since my mother’s death last summer I have struggled to find the time, and more . . .
  • New Hope for Women would like to express our gratitude to all of the wonderful donors who supported our families this past holiday season. The holiday season can be a difficult time for families who want to provide something . . .
  • The United States is entering one of the most difficult times in its brief history; there is much rancor and bitterness in our public discourse, influences beyond our control, and a palpable sense of unease. The issues are weighty. . . .
  • In defiance of long standing tradition and the views of most Americans, now-President Trump has refused to release his income tax returns (not all of which are under a supposed audit) and failed to separate himself from his . . .
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