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Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • In addition to a three-way Democratic race to determine who will challenge U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, and a three-way Republican race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District to pick a challenger to U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, the ...
  • Week 2 — On the Campaign Trail with Coronavirus
    In any other year, in the months before a state primary, The Free Press would be covering candidate forums and making other efforts to shed light on the differences between our neighbors who are competing for seats in the ...
  • COVID-19, Midcoast Hospitals and You
    As Maine continues to grapple with the increase in COVID-19 cases, we at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) and Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) continue to prepare for the demands that the virus will place on our ...
  • From the Owner — A Message to Readers of The Free Press
    Dear readers of The Free Press, Rockland Courier-Gazette, Camden Herald, Belfast Republican Journal and Knox & Waldo County Village Soup online. As owner, I wanted to reach out. First, I wanted to let you know how the coronavirus ...
  • Central Maine Power Company, together with Barry Hobbins, public advocate on behalf of the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA), have submitted a request to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to extend the protections ...
  • Week 1 — Self-Isolation Isn’t the End of the World
    Last week, working for the first time from my apartment in Belfast, I talked with fellow midcoast residents about what’s happening in their lives in this strange moment, and what’s changed since the coronavirus came to Maine....
  • 35 Years Ago, FMC Busted a Union
    Just past midnight on Monday, February 25, 1985, union workers at FMC’s Marine Colloids plant in Rockland ended their shifts and walked into the frigid night air to take their places on the picket line. For weeks, leaders of the United ...
  • State Senator Erin Herbig has been hired as Belfast’s city manager. She takes over from Joe Slocum, who served in the position since 2007 and announced his retirement last year. Herbig was chosen from 45 applicants....
  • In light of the evolving global response to 2019 novel coronavirus, Maine Center for Disease Control is recommending that people with plans to travel abroad check frequently for advisory updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease ...
  • Coronavirus Here
    At this point, most of us can envision the havoc wreaked by a virus transmitted from person to person, causing fever and respiratory problems, leaving tens of thousands infected, while many more transmit the disease without ...
  • At last week’s Camden Conference: The Media Revolution, an audience member asked keynote speaker Nicco Mele how to combat the rush of misleading and outright junk news. Mele, a Harvard professor and former director ...
  • Deep State: ‘It Will Get Crazier’
    As a veteran journalist in Maine and elsewhere for big and small newspapers, I had two specific questions when I went to this year’s — 33rd annual — Camden Conference on “The Media Revolution: Changing the World” ...
  • Tom Sadowski's On The Road: Travels Down Under
    If you set out to bore a hole from Maine through the center of the earth, your wife would probably leave you. That aside, you would end up in Australia. Okay, technically you would end up in the Indian Ocean. As the ocean water ...
  • Conservation Group Applies to Lease Same Seafloor as Nordic Aquafarms
    A conservation group formed last year by opponents of a proposed land-based salmon farm in Belfast is looking past what they see as a doomed industrial distraction and ahead to restoring the tidal and subtidal land north ...
  • Deep State: Concentration Camps for the Troublesome Poor
    Look closely at the accompanying photograph. Notice the big scar on Michael James’s forehead. He recently got that, he said, by headbutting the walls of a solitary-confinement cell at the Mountain View Correctional Facility ...
  • Notes from the Nordic Aquafarms Hearings
    Nordic Aquafarms posted to Facebook the morning of February 11: “Showtime!” Representatives of the company spent most of the next week in front of the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, which is reviewing four critical ...
  • New Invasive Pest Quarantines Proposed
    Maine Depart- ment of Agricul- ture, Conserva- tion and Forestry has opened a comment period regarding proposed changes to the Maine hemlock woolly adelgid and emerald ash borer quarantines. The proposal notice is posted at the ...
  • When we read about sexual assault in the news, we try to wrap our heads around the specifics of each incident. Every time, there are at least two sides to the account, and often, when it involves young people, victims brave enough to ...
  • Maine has three elections and multiple party caucuses scheduled this year. Here’s a brief overview of the dates and candidates ...
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