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Friday, September 21, 2018
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  • Four years ago in a debate with now State Senator Dave Miramant, Paula Sutton said the following: “I’ve lived here my whole life and, quite frankly, I’m not a scientist, but I haven’t noticed any climate change in my state of Maine. . . .
  • I write this letter in support of Jeff Evangelos for State Representative House District 91 in the upcoming elections. Having represented this District before, Jeff has shown his untiring and passionate commitment to good government. . . .
  • I would like to commend Senator Angus King for his statement that he is voting “No” on the confirmation to the Supreme Court of Brett Kavanaugh. Even though I do not agree with Senator King on many of his votes, on this one it was . . .
  • It is widely known that President Trump seems to dwell in an alternate reality based upon denial of facts and science and inflated with his delusional self-congratulatory claims. Trump’s cruel and outrageous refusal to credit the additional . . .
  • I am a “baby boomer” (though it’s more of a soft thud than a boom). I’ve exceeded my three score and ten by a few years but my memory still seems to work. I remember the words of a newly elected President that began: “Let the word go forth . . ."
  • Whatever happened to honor and honesty? The Washington Post’s “Fact-Checker” has been detailing President Trump’s false or misleading claims since he came into office. As of September 3, these claims were at the utterly astonishing . . .
  • I urge voters in Senate District 12 to return Dave Miramant to the Maine Senate where he can continue building on the successes of his previous terms. He worked to expand Medicaid. He favors the minimum wage raise that voters . . .
  • I wonder if Senator Collins saw the recent article in the PPH about Janet Mills’ history? I mention it here because it is setting off so many comments about how proud Margaret Chase Smith would be of Janet. Senator Collins claims . . .
  • Maine’s North Woods is the largest undeveloped forest in the Eastern United States, and it is being threatened by a proposal put forth by the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC), which seeks to eliminate the adjacency principle’s . . .
  • Old Pemaquid Mill Property Under Contract to DRA; Campaign to Raise $270,000 by Halloween Under Way—
    Damariscotta River Association (DRA) and Bristol-based Friends of the Pemaquid Mill have announced that a contract to purchase the old Pemaquid mill property in Pemaquid Falls village in Bristol from Hammond Lumber Co. was . . .
  • The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce wants to thank all of the local businesses and organizations that helped us hold our annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Sept. 7. It was a glorious day for weather, but the friendship, fun . . .
  • “Sal’s Birthday Bash” fundraiser for the St. George Ambulance Service on August 25 was a big success. I would like to thank the St. George Fire Dept. for the use of their tent and facilities, the musicians from the Monday and Tuesday . . .
  • I want to thank Senator Angus King for his continuing advocacy for people with pre-existing health conditions. Four years ago, my granddaughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a horrific and unpredictable disease that places . . .
  • The nightmare of women without choice and agency over their own bodies haunts all of us, women, men, parents or not. The nightmare of workers’ conditions before unions haunts all of us, the vast majority without fortune which . . .
  • As a recent transplant to Union, Maine, there has been much for me to learn about the election process. In my first two years here, I have experienced town hall meetings, referendums, a caucus and ranked choice voting — all new to me. . . .
  • Over the last couple of years I have been more aware of the political climate than at any time in the past, and I have been voting for almost 60 years. I have been impressed by Erin Herbig more so than anyone else in local elections . . .
  • Laura Fortman earned Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund’s endorsement because of her commitment to a woman’s right to make her own personal, private decisions about her health care and pregnancy. . . .
  • As the owner of the Lupine Cottage Craft Co-Op in Belfast, I’m writing with wholehearted support for Jayne Crosby Giles for Maine State Senate. The Lupine Cottage was my dream. Jayne believed in me. When I first started out, I was faced . . .
  • In the furor over the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court we are forgetting, or overlooking, important points: 1). The Court has become a political body. This was not the original intention. With the retirement of Justice Kennedy . . .
  • An informal gathering in memory of Richard G. and Jean N. Harris of Damariscotta will be held on Saturday, September 29, at 2 p.m. at Midcoast Friends Meetinghouse, 77 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. Richard Harris died on May 26 . . .
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