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Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA), or Climate Mayors, is an association of United States mayors that was started in 2014 by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, former Houston mayor Annise Parker, and former Philadelphia mayor . . .
  • It is very hard to express opinions publicly these days because in our divided nation speaking out can provoke an angry response. Many of us feel uncomfortable in the supermarket or at our kids’ sports games talking . . .
  • As President Trump proposes major cuts to antipoverty programs in the federal budget, Mainers brace for increased homelessness and hunger. The president’s proposed budget rides the coattails of deep reductions by Maine . . .
  • This is in response to Judy and Al Bicker of Rockland. (June 1, 2017 Free Press). The Bickers correctly identify Route 1 in Wiscasset village as the center of congestion, and the remaining choke point, in the midcoast . . .
  • Once again, elements within the legislature are trying to thwart the will of the people by attempting to repeal the entirety of Ranked Choice Voting, in spite of the fact that Maine voters overwhelmingly approved this question . . .
  • Sometimes a sporting adage seems to fit broader life situations. That is just one of the reasons that sporting events are more than just an athletic contest to us. They teach us about courage, perseverance, and sometimes closely . . .
  • Voter Alert: the Republicans in the State Legislature are willing to shut down state government rather than fund our schools at the mandated 55 percent. That’s right — they are willing to grind things to halt and lay off tens of thousands . . .
  • On a Sunday morning one year ago, on June 12, 2016, we awoke to the reality that Latinx Night at Pulse Night Club, an LGBTQ+ community gathering spot — a sanctuary, a safe haven, and in the midst of Pride Celebration . . .
  • Wow! Blow me away. It is hard to find anyone who does not have a gripe with our federal Executive Branch (present or past), our federal Legislative Branch (present or past), too much spending here and not enough . . .
  • Lincoln County Indivisible Sends Health Care Message to Senator Collins —
    A petition circulated by Lincoln County Indivisible requesting that Senator Susan Collins “not vote for any bill that does not ensure truly affordable healthcare for all” was delivered to her Augusta office on June 2. . . .
  • In a week when President Trump misguidedly withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement — a modest but nonetheless consensed road map to climate change mitigation supported by more than 190 nations . . .
  • Plant Sale Funds Belfast Beautification and Scholarships—
    The Belfast Garden Club wishes to express its sincere thanks to everyone who made its 2017 Green Thumb Plant Sale a success. We had beautiful weather and a line of shoppers waiting for the doors to open at the Belfast . . .
  • Are you, too, fighting mad about Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord? Then let’s fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly plant-based diet. Yes, our diet is pivotal. A 2010 United Nations report blames . . .
  • I have lived, worked and raised my family in Camden for over 20 years now and over that time I have observed large scale municipal projects that were managed in ways that concern me. I have read the material produced . . .
  • On June 13, registered voters of Waldoboro will take to the polls and vote on issues, budgets, and for people running for various board positions. There are two positions on the Town of Waldoboro Board of Selectmen that need . . .
  • On June 13 the voters of Rockport and Camden will go to the polls to consider many decisions relating to town and school issues. One issue that may appear familiar to you will be whether or not to authorize the construction . . .
  • Emily Trask-Eaton has been a mover and a shaker in Waldoboro for over 40 years. She has been a store owner, a prolific volunteer, and most recently a respected doctor in our community. Emily is now running as a write-in candidate . . .
  • Steve Beveridge has lived in Camden all his life, and his roots go back for generations in this area. He knows well the culture and habits of Maine and Maine people. He has worked hard in local government as the Director of Public . . .
  • Jann Minzy has proven herself to be a hardworking member of the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen who is willing to listen to and consider all sides of an issue before making a decision. She has given countless hours of her time in . . .
  • I was pleased to learn that Cheryl Liechty is running for a seat on the Rockport Library Committee. Last year I had the pleasure of serving on a volunteer committee with her and was very impressed by her many contributions. . . .
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