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home : letters & opinions September 30, 2014

Senator Chris Johnson: Our Renewable Energy Future-
Renewable energy has a big future in Maine. That's what a report commissioned by the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) pointed out. MTI commissioned the study to determine which technology industries have strong economic potential, examining criteria such as average wages and projected growth. . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Local DAR Chapter Plans to Honor Revolutionary War Veterans-
Local Revolutionary War veterans will be getting the recognition they deserve thanks to the efforts of the Lady Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Legion and the caring attention of a local citizen. Fifteen bronze flag holders are missing from the graves of these local heroes . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Camden's Brand-
When you go to the polls on November 2, there is an article on Camden's ballot that would allow the three inns on lower High Street to serve dinner. I urge you to vote NO on Article #2. Do you want to see The Windward House and two other properties that are in a residential/historic neighborhood and the northern . . .

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Vote Yes on Article 3-
If through donations, volunteers, and grants there were a Megunticook River Park, maybe I could - Build a snowman. Throw a frisbee. Knit in the sunshine. Play chess. Photograph Mt. Battie. Have a picnic. Play pickleball. Plant a pocket garden. Admire a sculpture. Browse a market. Blow a bubble. Practice putting. . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tannery Property, Time to Sunset "Free Land for Jobs"-
The Camden Selectboard has declared its desire to know the will of Camden voters regarding the future of the Tannery property along the Megunticook River, and have finalized wording for the November 4 ballot article regarding a straw vote when voters will be able to check their preference for either . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Working in Support of LGBTQ Youth-
Maine's midcoast region is not an easy place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens. Eight out of ten lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Maine youth on a regular basis experience verbal harassment based on gender expression. LGBTQ youth have a two to . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Pen Bay Community Day, A Fantastic Event-
Pen Bay Community Day was a huge success. Our celebration of health and wellness was a tribute to our committed physicians and colleagues, as well as to our friends and neighbors who support Pen Bay Healthcare each and every day. Thank you to Pen Bay Physicians & Associates, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Leadership Can Make a Huge Difference-
Last week in this space, Janet McMahon, an ecologist and the teacher of the climate change class at the Watershed School in Camden, described why she was "going to the streets" with many of her students to the People's Climate March in New York City. She described that the need for leadership and action on this . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Keep Johnson on the Job-
Politicians love to talk, and sometimes there is less there than meets the ear. Every once in a while, you meet an elected official who listens, who gets it right. When he speaks, he has something valuable to say. That's why I'm voting for Senator Chris Johnson this November, a Democrat who represents all of us in . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Support Senator Chris Johnson-
I've known Senator Chris Johnson since shortly after we moved to Maine eight years ago and have always been impressed with his good character, intelligence and perseverance. While serving as Town moderator, working in information technology, and more interested in giving than in taking credit . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Moral Problem-
Today our struggle is for the very heart and soul of America. Never before have we experienced the open aggression against America's core beliefs, traditional morality, common sense economics and limited constitutional government. We are living in a pivotal time in America. I remember that . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Before Voting-
The right of citizens to vote in national and state elections is a privilege granted under the U.S. Constitution. This document provides the basis upon which our form of government was set in place by the founders. When compared to other countries and empires which came and went over the course of history . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Supporting Owen Casas-
Readers have probably seen a growing number of lawn signs advertising the run of Owen Casas for the Camden-Rockport seat in the state Legislature. You may have also noticed that Owen is running as an independent against the current State Representative, Joan Welsh, a Democrat. If you know Joan, you . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
A Response to Back-Alley Abortions-
In response to the letter by two self-identified grandmothers, Wendy Ross Eichler and MaryRae Means (Remember the Days of Lack of Access to Contraception & Back-Alley Abortions, September 18) applauding Planned Parenthood's support of Senator Chris Johnson, I find it deeply disturbing that . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Rotary Expands to Union-
Knox County Sunrise Club is a proposed satellite club of West Bay Rotary Club of Camden. The club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning at the Masonic Lodge located at 149 Sennebec Road in Union. Martha Johnston Nash is the founder of the Knox County Sunrise Club, which began this past winter. . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
CDBG Responds to Brian Hodge's Resignation as Camden's Development Director-
The Camden Downtown Business Group would like to publicly thank Camden Development Director Brian Hodges for his 3-1⁄2 years of service to the taxpayers and businesses in the town of Camden. Brian's tireless commitment to business development - both in terms of grant funds brought to the town and . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I'm Asking My Dad, Dave Miramant, to Help Maine-
It took living in five different states, three time zones and countless infested apartments to discover what my friends, family and many of you reading this already know; the State of Maine is an incomparable place full of strong character and natural beauty. The sense of identity I've been fortunate to carry . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Re-elect Representative Joan Welsh-
We urge voters in Camden, Rockport and Islesboro (District #94) to re-elect Representative Joan Welsh to the Maine Legislature. In her six years of service as our representative, Joan Welsh has been a voice of reason, collaboration, civil discourse and real accomplishment at the State House. Joan listens, considers . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Why I Support Jonathan Fulford for State Senate-
Former U.S. Congressman "Tip" O'Neill was famous for saying, "All politics is local." I am voting for Jonathan Fulford to represent Waldo County voters in the Maine State Senate because he exemplifies the deep wisdom behind O'Neill's remark. Fulford has personally knocked on thousands of doors across our . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Voting for Dave Miramant, State Senate District 12-
The people of Knox County have been blessed by having Coach Mazurek as our Senator. Coach has always been there for all the people, on the City Council and then as Mayor of Rockland, then State Representative, and then as our State Senator. He asked Dave Miramant to fill his seat, which is one of many reasons . . .
Thursday, September 25, 2014

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