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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • I read today on WGME-13 that there is a proposed surcharge for second homes in Maine that are vacant for six or more months per year. This fee would be 0.5% of the assessed home’s value, with the funds going to . . .
  • Bumblebee Queen—
    This is a queen bumblebee that just emerged from her winter’s hibernation in a small dry cavity, perhaps a chink in a stone wall. As is true with all bumblebee colonies, the workers and drones died . . .
  • It is quite interesting that Governor Mills would be supporting an “emergency bill” that would exempt land-based aquaculture facilities from Maine’s laws . . .
  • We read that Bernie Madoff died. He and Donald Trump were arguably the two greatest con men in history, and it might be profitable to compare . . .
  • While doing everything in their power to restrict the ability of Democratic and Democratic-leaning citizens to exercise their right to vote, Republicans are also misrepresenting the For the People Act (HR1) to an extraordinary degree.
  • First of all, and I know that I am in the minority, but I believe that the 2020 election was stolen and that President Trump should be our president now.
  • Once upon a time a mammoth hotel was being constructed right in the middle of Rockport village. Come see!
  • In your recent article (“A New Electoral System,” April 13), you say the Constitution gives states the power to conduct elections but does not specify their electoral system.
  • I write to comment on Frank Grande’s letter in the April 6 issue of The Free Press. As a Camden resident who has a certain amount of junk in his yard . . .
  • Loved your letter, Mr. Grande. We now know summer is closer than we think. Welcome to Maine, The Way Life Should Be. Your letter was welcome, as are all letters like yours. Gives us all a laugh . . .
  • Looks as though I opened a hornets’ nest (“Maine Not as Expected,” Letters, April 6). To be clear, it was not my intention to denigrate the people of Maine . . .
  • Driving around Maine in the spring is one of my favorite things to do. Is the shad-blow in blossom yet … time to pick fiddleheads …
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