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Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Governor LePage’s administration refuses to implement the Medicaid expansion law passed by 203,080 Maine voters in November. People should be able to get care on July 2, 2018, and preparation needs to be happening right now. . . .
  • Some in our current often heated disputes about gun control suggest banning assault weapons, or “cop killer” bullets, or bullets of extraordinary velocity and destructive power, or bump stocks, or magazines above a certain size, etc. . . .
  • I can yell louder than you can! My button is bigger than your button! I have more tanks and missiles than you have! On the school playground this is when wise teachers step in to prevent a fight. Who is going to step in to stop . . .
  • In the 1930s millions of Americans were in economic distress and there was talk of the need to move the country towards some form of socialism. The New Deal reforms undertaken under the Roosevelt administration to help the poor . . .
  • Despite his vow to trash all regulations that control the amount of air pollution we keep making when we drive, when we heat our homes and run our industries, Mr. Trump has run into some unlikely opponents — ironically the very . . .
  • Nordic Aquafarms is offering to build a land-based fish farm that is capable of providing 8 percent of the entire U.S. salmon needs on a pristine reservoir near the Belfast-Northport line. This is five times the size of the land-based farm . . .
  • I was very pleased to read in the March 29 Free Press that organizations must pay a $500 fee to submit official ballot measure comments. . . .
  • Belfast seems poised to become home to the world’s largest land-based aquaculture operation. This seems like it could be an exciting development — large-scale, local production of a healthy food produced without additives, and . . .
  • Mr. Meyn, it sounds like you are one of those Democrats who have lost your mind because the American people elected President Trump. It will do no good for me to talk about all the positive things President Trump has done for . . .
  • After eight years of hair-raising antics and regressive/reactionary politics, our minority-elected Governor LePage will timeout and vacate the office. We may properly characterize his service as unflinching dedication to the interests of . . .
  • Medomak Valley Project Graduation is alive and well! The third annual Union Fairgrounds Car Show has joined with those students to facilitate their selling their great foods, beverages and baked goods. We would also like to invite any . . .
  • I have never written a letter supporting (or, for that matter, attacking) any political candidate. I find that now, however, I must do so. In my personal experience, I have encountered very few candidates like Jan Dodge. True, many in . . .
  • In the March 29 Free Press letters, Kathleen James of Rockland says she would be curious to know if the cities that have already banned the use of plastic grocery bags have found a noticeable reduction in the volume of plastic . . .
  • Wiscasset Residents and Business Owners Organize New Group—
    Wiscasset and surrounding midcoast residents and business owners have formed a new organization called “Wiscasset Thinks Forward.” Our organization’s mission is to support and promote initiatives that will have . . .
  • The Aging in Place in Union Committee was formed in spring 2017. Aging in Place is a concept instituted by the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) to help America’s aging population remain safely in their own homes . . .
  • As a casual observer of life these days, I have decided to collect a few thoughts here. If you are thinking it is time that we the people take a stand against the corrupting influences of corporate welfare in our government, you are not alone . . .
  • This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of having lunch at the World Café run by the Mid-Coast School of Technology. Under the guidance of their teachers, local high school students prepared a fantastic Italian lunch that my companion . . .
  • I encourage my Lincoln County neighbors to look at Laura Fortman’s public service record and support her run for Maine Senate District 13. Laura has the integrity, experience and priorities sorely needed in Augusta. While Labor . . .
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