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Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Bruce Poliquin —
    (Illustration by Greg Kearney)
  • On March 30, Vice President Mike Pence made the following statement at the White House Panel on Women’s Empowerment, “President Trump and our administration are going to work tirelessly to empower women to be able to . . .
  • Hello Folks. Last Thursday I was in Chicago. I was a guest speaker at an Independent Centrist Summit and talked about what it is like to serve in a legislative body as an Independent. If you would like to know more about the Centrist . . .
  • “Charles Joseph Kushner (born May 16, 1954) is an American real estate developer and convicted felon. … He is the father of Jared Kushner, who is the husband of Ivanka Trump, son-in-law and senior advisor to President of the . . .
  • I read with interest the update from the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, posted by Dr. Ira Mandel. In the article, Dr. Mandel urges the public to make a commitment to solving the problem of drug addiction in Knox County — and in Maine. . . .
  • As so many feel we’ve hit the bottom of the bottom in our experiments with democracy and maintaining a liveable planet, when things are completely out of control, why not start all over again? We could, as the saying goes . . .
  • Like a lot of younger Mainers, I had a very hard time finding a good job after graduating college. Maine, despite our abundant natural resources, is a relatively poor state and underemployment is common, even among those . . .
  • I’ve just finished paying my taxes for another year. I don’t especially like this expensive chore, but I recognize that it’s a responsibility and the price we pay to maintain a civilization. I wonder if our President is paying any taxes this year? . . .
  • Yep! They’ve started to jump the ship-of-state. It was just a matter of time. The first ship jumpers this week are Devin Nunes and Gen. Michael Flynn, but for quite different reasons: one jumped on board while one jumped off . . .
  • Mr. Roskin explains that the reason why all the other rich countries got universal health care after WWII was that their populations were “obedient.” Really! I never considered the French, the Spanish, the Australians as being . . .
  • In reference to a letter in the March 30, 2017, Free Press titled “Killing? Can’t Get Enough!” What are Senators King and Collins thinking? They have voted for S.J. Res. 18* with the vote being 51-47. This is what they have . . .
  • Although I have had more than my fill of Donald Trump’s public speaking, I listened to most of his statement at the Environmental Protection Agency as he prepared to sign an Executive Order that attempts to revoke most of . . .
  • Can a course on financial literacy actually be fun and informative? If you are attending Money Matters!, Belfast Adult Education (BAE)’s first, free financial literacy course, the answer would be a resounding “Yes”! . . .
  • Two good friends of mine died in the Korean war. We were classmates at Livermore Falls High School in the mid forties. Ronald Jacques was born the same day I was, in May of 1931. We called each other “twin” . . .
  • In January, February, and into March, the Waldo Theatre Board of Directors conducted an online survey to help chart a course for the historic building’s future and received over 175 responses. The Waldo Theatre has been closed . . .
  • A big “thank you” to Alvin and Aaron Chase of Eastern Tire and Auto Service, 70 Park Street, Rockland, and their staff for hosting our Spring Tune-up Health Fair Monday, March 20th through Friday, March 24th. Chances are good . . .
  • Environmental policy under the Trump administration is dangerously unbalanced. The best environmental policy is a balance. A commonsense balance where the environment is safeguarded to a great degree while industry together . . .
  • I was going to write this letter, but your correspondent J. Brian Smith did it for me [Letters to the Editor, March 23]. “Bannon’s dark purposes…his grand plan: tearing down our government by fomenting a major war…wanting to bring . . .
  • I share the frustration of your reader Pritchard Meyer “Free Press Letters 100 Percent Anti-Trump,” March 30, 2017 at the lack of positive letters about our President. I am tired of issues that people “dream up” and fear they may all . . .
  • The Senate is about to decide whether Judge Gorsuch should hold a lifetime seat on our nation’s highest court, the Supreme Court. I strongly urge Senators Collins and King to vote against the nomination of Judge Gorsuch. . . .
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