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Friday, July 28, 2017
  • After working behind closed doors, Senate leadership finally released their health care bill — The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — on June 22. It is now clear why the Senate bill was crafted in secret. This legislation could make . . .
  • Climate change is real and the Paris climate agreement is essential for our planet. On Saturday, July 8, Mid Coast Maine Indivisible (MCMI), a local group formed in the aftermath of the election of President Trump to protest his . . .
  • Last week I received a letter from my health care insurance company, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, that my insurance premium will go up 40 percent on January 1, and that the company may pull out of the State of Maine altogether . . .
  • Citizens Commemorate Longtime Rockland Youth Mentor —
    On January 1, 2017, when Edward “Dan the Man” Flanagan passed away at age 80, Rockland lost someone who over 42 years had been influential in the lives of thousands of area students. Dan Flanagan “grew up” at the Rockland . . .
  • The Maine Legislature just passed LD 1504, a Solar Bill, by overwhelming majorities in the State Senate and the House. However, Gov. Le Page is expected to veto the bill. If he does, the PUC’s radical rule will take effect on . . .
  • Before you write to your Senator please consider the following. Let’s stop using the term “Obamacare” — it politicizes. The Democrats want to use it because it was a success and the Republicans want to use it because it was a failure. . . .
  • Many are upset with the course of American politics. If we were to conduct a large-scale survey to try to locate some primary source of discontent we would probably be flooded with a wide variety of contending and often contradictory . . .
  • It is indeed a privilege to serve the fine people of Waldoboro for another three years. I am truly grateful for this opportunity. Be sure to contact me with any issues, ideas, concerns, and/or comments. Working together is the road . . .
  • We applaud and support Robert Nelson for speaking out publicly about the confusing and incoherent relationship between the local sending schools and Lincoln Academy. After reading Mr. Nelson’s statement on the Lincoln County . . .
  • Recently our Republican senator, Susan Collins, has commanded headlines by saying she could not support the Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA). All you have to . . .
  • Of course! all I have to do is change the station . . .
  • Last week Maine lost one of its well loved artisan/craftspeople when Laurie Adams died, peacefully, with her family at her side. What a loss to so many of us. Her circles were wide and she touched many lives — family of course, friends . . .
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