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Beebe-Center Declares Candidacy-
Today, I am declaring my intent to seek the Democratic nomination for the House District 93 seat representing Owls Head and Rockland that was recently vacated by Elizabeth Dickerson. I want to take this opportunity to thank Lizzie for the work she has done for our community and the values that have guided . . .

Thursday, January 22, 2015
From the Artists Formerly Known as Åarhusians-
Dear friends, patrons, appreciators, musicians, poets, writers, actors, artists, and artisans, As you know by now Åarhus Gallery has adorned its walls for the last time and has seen its final opening. We wish to take this opportunity to thank our many dear friends that planned and contributed to the Åarhus farewell party . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You-
The members of the Belfast Curling Club (BCC) are grateful to The Free Press for the opportunity to publicly thank our local artists and craft persons for enhancing our lives and our community. During the weekend of January 16 to 18, the BCC conducted their Ben Ames Williams Bonspiel, a match play curling . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Trekkers Thanks Home Kitchen Café for Donation-
Trekkers was pleased and honored to be selected as one of the recipients of this year's "Giving Starts at Home" fundraiser at the Home Kitchen Café. We want to thank the owners, James Hatch and Susan Schiro, for creating this fundraising event, and are so grateful to the staff and patrons for supporting our . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Friends of the Mt. Battie Memorial Tower Launch Campaign to Save Local Landmark-
Probably best known for the lighted star visible each holiday season throughout midcoast Maine and Penobscot Bay, the World War I memorial tower on Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park is visited by thousands of tourists and Mainers every year. Constructed in 1920, the tower has weathered numerous storms . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Standing Together in the Name of Humanity-
The shock, rage, horror, fear and sorrow that we all may have felt in the past weeks following the terrible events in France leave us wondering what we can do. What can we do in the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market, the murder of innocent people in the name of a perverted and hateful . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Equal Measure?-
Why poor Charlie Hebdo? Because 17 people were massacred in what to me seems like a targeted, well-planned, professional assault on a popular French newspaper that, by the way, weekly inflamed Islam and other religions using "free speech" and "freedom of the press" as their cover. Did the media ever . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Rockport Public Library - What's Next?
Ever since the two non-binding referendum questions on Rockport's November ballot did not pass, people are asking "What happens now?" Those two referendum questions provided a way to gauge town opinion regarding the future of the library, specifically asking should we build a new building and . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Did You Ever Want to Learn French?
Rural Maine can be a tough place to really learn French. Only rarely, in my experience, do we have a teacher who teaches intensively and orally as a native speaker. Usually classes bounce back and forth between French and English and rarely have the excitement of absolute immersion. Alain Ollier is a Parisian . . .
Thursday, January 22, 2015

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