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Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Gov. LePage: “Bad Tax Policy Forces Maine Families to Flee to Other States”
    In his latest weekly address — headlined “Bad Tax Policy Forces Maine Families to Flee to Other States” — Gov. Paul LePage said he received a letter from a 67-year-old Westbrook man named Robert who said he and his wife . . .
  • I have to hand it to him — that was one of the best speeches I’ve heard a president deliver to Congress. I was distressed, however, about the degree to which he milked the anguish of Navy SEAL William Owens’ widow. It effectively . . .
  • What threatens our island more than its dependence on fossil fuels? We still truck hundreds of gallons of the stuff over rocky terrain and store it over our incredibly fragile aquifer! Reducing our addiction to fuel is paramount . . .
  • As pediatricians and parents, we, of the Department of Pediatrics at Pen Bay Medical Center, would like to offer our full support to moving the school start time for middle school and high school students back. We recognize that . . .
  • It’s pretty rich when the Donald, a so-called president, goes before the nation to decry and condemn acts of discrimination and violence that are becoming increasingly prevalent in our country — while at the same time . . .
  • The people of Rockland deserve to enjoy full credit for the fact that Down East Magazine has named our city the most desirable place to live in Maine. It’s nice to receive high praise from such a respected source, isn’t it? . . .
  • With respect to Mr. Trump’s economic policy and conservative ideology, I would offer that there is nothing conservative about billionaires and their bankers running the government. There is nothing conservative about . . .
  • I attended the February 23 meeting of St. George’s Board of Appeals. Its agenda was to review a Planning Board decision that implements the Town’s Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and preserves the unique wildlife . . .
  • The St. George Board of Appeals met for the second time on February 23 to review a decision by the Planning Board that preserves the unique wildlife habitat of Watts Cove. In the face of vanishing habitat on the Maine coast . . .
  • Dear Senator Whittemore and Representative Lawrence, and all Insurance and Financial Committee members — RE: LD 237: A Bill to Establish a State Bank, and the Amendment for a Maine Green Bank . . .
  • What bank do you have accounts with? Who holds your credit card? Is it maybe one of the banks who are funding the pipelines that move fracked oil in from the Bakken Fields? Possibly the Dakota Access Pipeline? Until February 22 . . .
  • Pathmakers LLC Volunteers to Improve Pope Memorial Shelter’s Dog Walking Trail—
    For anyone who has helped us to walk dogs here at Pope Memorial Humane Society, you may have experienced our dog walking trail. The trail extends around our property, and offers a quieter, more enclosed space for volunteers . . .
  • I was an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kid, but when I hit eighth grade a few years ago, that all changed. It is well documented that the sleep patterns of teenagers are significantly different from those of children and adults. . . .
  • I am the son of a refugee. My mother’s family fled Latvia after the Soviet re-occupation of that country at the end of World War II, spent time in a displaced persons camp in postwar Germany, and eventually emigrated through . . .
  • This is to let everyone know about our new neighbor here in Waldo County. Peace Ridge Sanctuary for once abused and neglected animals has moved from Penobscot to Brooks. With over 250 animals to care for, the Sanctuary needed . . .
  • Russia, having always been our mortal enemy, if any shady deal or conspiracy has occurred, directly or indirectly between Trump and Putin, we could consider it to be treachery in highest places. If it had been Hillary Clinton . . .
  • Senator Angus King ignored the message and deplored the messenger in the case of Ed Snowden, whom he labeled a traitor. But today he ignores the messenger and embraces the message in the case of Trump’s/Flynn’s “Russia Files.” . . .
  • Mainers gathered from Fort Kent to Kittery today [February 22, 2017 ] to ask Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) to meet with her constituents during the February Congressional recess. At events held today in Portland, Lewiston, and . . .
  • For the second time, the St. George Board of Appeals on February 23 sent a proposal for a ramp and float back to the Planning Board. The Planning Board has denied the ramp/float on a narrow, tidal inlet of Watts Cove . . .
  • There is such a vast amount of inequality in our nation, it is our job as Rockland residents to recognize that and ensure that whoever comes here feels safe, included, and equal. Rockland is an especially beautiful town filled . . .
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