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Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • Dear Ms. Parrish: Thank you for writing the article about State Parks in last week’s Free Press. It’s quite informative, and also leads me to make a few observations. Having worked in state parks (historic sites) for a number . . .
  • For the record I hate tax exemptions that are not across the board benefitting everyone equally. However, what I hate more is misdirection. In the reporting of The Free Press, Danna Hayes of the Maine Women’s Lobby . . .
  • Do You Remember Those WW II Town Honor Rolls?—
    Across the nation, wooden Honor Rolls, listing the names of those who were serving in WW II, were erected in many towns. Here in Lincoln County, there was one on the grounds of Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, erected by . . .
  • The voters of Waldoboro are fortunate to have two highly qualified, hardworking incumbents to re-elect to the town’s Board of Selectman this year. Jann Minzy and Clint Collamore are experienced Board members with proven . . .
  • I have recently thrown my hat into the ring, as a candidate for the Waldoboro Select Board. As a longtime volunteer member of numerous town committees and boards, I think that I have developed a sense of the needs . . .
  • Those of us who used to keep the political process at arms’ length are now fully aware of the need to keep informed, do our part and support the folks on the front lines who are committed to making the world, locally and globally . . .
  • When I first reached out to Amelia Magjik about the diversity resolution I didn’t know her at all. Then, at City Hall, she gave an incredible, rousing speech in support of it, where she spoke to the wonderfulness of Rockland and its people. . . .
  • Is Christopher Philbrick, the sole candidate for Rockland City Manager, the man he appears to be on his resume? Has the Search Committee confirmed that the job titles and descriptions claimed by Mr. Philbrick are factual? . . .
  • Once there was a leader by proclamation of less than half the people of the land. This leader was TV trained to provide constant entertainment even unto calamity (particularly for his band of unexplainably loyal servants). . . .
  • In the forthcoming election we have several good choices to fill the open select board seats. Each candidate provides a different cross section of experience and knowledge. I have had the good fortune to work with the select . . .
  • Representing Waldoboro citizens as a member of the Select Board has been a real privilege as well as an education. The learning curve is steep and wide! Our Board is balanced and well represents the diversity in our community. . . .
  • I have been a full-time resident of Rockport for 20 years. I have served on various ad-hoc committees and have been serving as Chair of the Budget Committee for the last three years. Through many joint meetings I acted as the . . .
  • Clint Collamore is running for the Waldoboro Select Board. This is not news as he has been on the board off and on for many years. His first election was when he was only 29. Clint went to Medomak Valley High School and UMA . . .
  • When it comes to pre-existing health conditions, we cannot afford to go back in time. Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, insurers could charge sick people impossibly high rates. If you had cancer, or diabetes . . .
  • In November of last year, Maine citizens voted on a number of referenda, including Question 2, which asked voters if Maine should levy a 3 percent surtax on the portion of taxable incomes above $200,000 to support Maine . . .
  • Here we go again. Another Republican crusade to abolish entitlements. Their mantra: No free lunch. But wait. Entitlements they want to eliminate are a drop in the bucket compared to the long list of government handouts. . . .
  • On June 13, Rockport voters will be presented with several important choices to make. In addition to a bond to finance a new middle school building for Camden and Rockport, three Select Board seats will be up for election. . . .
  • Coming north into Wiscasset there is a large sign on the right-hand side of the road stating that Wiscasset has been voted “The Prettiest Village in Maine.” I would change that to the most stubborn village in Maine! . . .
  • I highly recommend Jann (Joanne) Minzy for the Waldoboro Select Board. In her previous term, she has proven herself to be reliable, committed, knowledgeable and very interested in hearing from everyone in the community . . .
  • I am supporting Bob Falciani for Select Board on June 13, and as a member of our community who loves Camden I want to encourage other people to do the same. I have known Bob as a neighbor and professional for over 10 years . . .
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