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Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • The first of the so-called presidential “debates” will take place in a few short weeks. This year, as in most election cycles, the event will feature only the two people representing the corporately controlled mainstream “political parties.” . . .
  • On behalf of Merryspring Nature Center, I would like to thank everyone who played a part in making our 2016 Kitchen Tour a huge success. Approximately 525 people went on the August 3 tour, visiting eight beautiful homes . . .
  • Why I Want to Serve on the Lincolnville Board of Selectmen—
    My name is Josh Gerritsen and I want to serve you on the Lincolnville Board of Selectmen. I grew up in midcoast Maine and left to pursue a career elsewhere, like most young people do. After a decade away, I realized Lincolnville . . .
  • Spend a bucolic evening on the shores of the Sheepscot River, sipping champagne and enjoying hors d’oeuvres while Lincoln Academy student jazz combos provide the soundtrack. And if that’s not enough, ticket sales . . .
  • When we voters in District 91 — Waldoboro, Friendship, Washington and West Union — vote on November 8, we will have the opportunity to vote for a “dream” candidate for State Representative: a candidate with compassion . . .
  • Ernest and I would like to thank the Friendship, Cushing, Warren and Waldoboro fire departments and their firefighters for their heroic efforts to save our house at 157 Harbor Road in Friendship. We would also like to thank Marcie . . .
  • We have now lived in Camden for over 20 years, during which we have both experienced and been a small part of Maine’s political process. One of the beauties of Maine, not often mentioned, is the openness of the political . . .
  • We need representatives who work for the best that Maine can be, legislators who can collaborate, rather than positioning themselves by party. Upon reading the Bangor Daily News letter from Belfast’s Mayor Ash in support of . . .
  • The sixth annual Blueberry Cove half-marathon, August 28 in St. George, was a rousing success. The weekend event took in more than $20,000 for the nonprofit Blueberry Cove and Tanglewood 4-H Camps and Learning Centers . . .
  • Spend any time talking with Jonathan Fulford and three things become clear: First, he listens. He gives you his full attention and actually takes in and gives careful thought to what you say to him. Second, he treats you with respect. . . .
  • What a ray of light in an otherwise grim political/government landscape the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is. What a gift to Maine from the donors of the land! . . .
  • The respective letters from Bob Hardina and Susan Reitman relate to current political confusion, in my experience. And that experience commenced in 1958 as an immigrant from England where I was a member of the Young . . .
  • In this particularly uncivil political year, we need to be sure we elect or reelect sound, articulate, compassionate politicians such as Chris Johnson (Maine State Senator representing District 13, Lincoln County). Chris has been . . .
  • One of the benefits to voters who volunteer to help local candidates win their races is that we become acquainted with those candidates. We are able to imagine what it would be like to work with him or her on the job, on a committee . . .
  • I write in support of Stanley Paige Zeigler’s candidacy for the Maine House of Representatives. Paige and I have served on the RSU 3 Board of Directors together for several years, where he is presently vice chair. Paige has . . .
  • If Maine’s State Legislature had a majority of Democrats today, we would not have the travesty of justice currently unfolding over Governor LePage’s defamation of his office. The duty of all Legislators now is to pressure him . . .
  • As a social worker specializing in abuse evaluation, I wrote a letter to the editor (Free Press, January 14, 2016) asking us all to consider whether the governor was abusing his power and to reflect on what action by us . . .
  • I am an independent voter and I will be supporting John Spear for the Maine House of Representatives in Legislative District 92. I have known John Spear for 15 years and I can’t think of another candidate who is more . . .
  • This is the first letter that I have written to the editor, but I doubt it will be my last. I’m a sophomore political science major at UMaine. This summer my father’s friend asked me to help with his campaign. His name is Stanley . . .
  • I’ve been on the Rockport Select Board for over a year now and during that time we as a Board have accomplished a lot of different things. I’d like to tell you about what I think my biggest accomplishment is, or at least what I’m . . .
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