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Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • David Lyman’s observations [Free Press letters 3/29] re the Second Amendment are a wee tad “wide of the mark.” I would humbly submit that the four most important words in the Amendment are the “right of the people.” The U.S. Supreme . . .
  • A few years back a German friend of mine told me over dinner in Munich that, “We Germans think of paying our taxes as an act of patriotism.” There were other Germans at the table, and while some of them would have put it a little less . . .
  • In response to recent mass shootings at schools, many politicians have called for arming teachers so that they may better protect their students. Some have even suggested this would be more cost effective than hiring additional armed security . . .
  • I would like to take a look at the Route 1 controversy in Wiscasset one more time from a different angle. Currently, we have a two-lane highway running through the town. One lane goes north and the other goes south. When, and if, the project . . .
  • “MDOT, we need to talk” is something we’ve been seeing since December of last year. In fact MDOT has done a lot of talking, and listening, since Option 2 was unveiled and voted on overwhelmingly by Wiscasset voters. . . .
  • Ranked Choice Voting has been supported by two large efforts of Maine citizens and is going to be used in the upcoming June primaries. Yet a minority opposes it and is determined to undermine this solution to a serious Maine problem . . .
  • As the final two weeks of the legislature come to an end, the average citizen will probably breathe a sigh of relief — that is, if the citizen is aware of what bills were passed or defeated. It’s a challenge to keep up with the incredible number . . .
  • Kudos and thanks to Brendan at Graffam Brothers Seafood in Rockport for taking the time to call me on both home and cell telephones to report the finding of a certain person’s wallet in which I am listed as emergency contact. . . .
  • Heading into the spring, and hoping that the parade of Nor’easters is over, the Waldoboro Conservation Commission has planned an ambitious series of goals and activities for the next few months. According to Commission member . . .
  • My name is John Kordak. People know me as “JP.” I grew up in Connecticut, but have been lobster fishing on Monhegan Island since I graduated high school. I moved to this rock near 20 years ago. So, at the age of 37, I can now say . . .
  • I’d like to add my voice to the concerned Belfast (and beyond) residents who question the viability of the pro- posed Nordic Aquafarms project to develop the largest land-based salmon farm in the world in Belfast. I attended the March 15th meeting . . .
  • Several people have already written thoughtful letters re the proposed salmon farm. I’d like to add my voice to theirs, and also to reflect on the project in a broader context. Specifically, what comes up for me are questions . . .
  • The first annual Belfast roadside trash cleanup is really catching fire. Set for Friday and Saturday, May 11 and May 12, the goal is to clean every road in Belfast! Belfast has 59 miles of road, and organizers need your help if we want to clean . . .
  • My wife and I are looking forward to the April 17 public hearing and hope that answers will be available for the many questions that have arisen from the proposal by Nordic Aquafarms. The most pressing question is to understand why . . .
  • We have met and feel fortunate to have a new and intelligent young woman, Chloe Maxmin, looking to represent us (District 88) in our state legislature. In several conversations with Chloe, we find that she represents values which . . .
  • I heard about Caitlin Hills before I met her. A friend kept bragging about how smart she was, what a good mother she was, how much she cared for the environment and rescue animals, how articulate and thoughtful she was. It got a little . . .
  • In the words of our students, I’d like to extend a “ginormous” thank you to the Good Tern Food Co-op and its customers. During the month of March, the Good Tern designated the South School Community Garden as the recipient for . . .
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