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Friday, May 7, 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 help offset ...
  • 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 with last fall’s first frost; only the ...
  • It is quite interesting that Governor Mills would be supporting an “emergency bill” that would exempt land-based aquaculture facilities from Maine’s laws: LD 1473 “An Act to Exempt Land-based Aquaculture Facilities from the Maine ...
  • 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 the lives of those they touched. You remember the Bernie Madoff case and know that ...
  • 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. I also believe in the future judges will finally look at the evidence, and it will be ...
  • Once upon a time a mammoth hotel was being constructed right in the middle of Rockport village. Come see! It is right now. Between the Shepherd Building and Union Hall. It’s rising towards the skyline. The idea: “Make Rockport ...
  • Mr. Roskin, 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. What about Article 2, Section 1 of our Constitution ...
  • 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, albeit with little of it visible from the road, I say we can do without people busybodying ...
  • 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, especially after this last year of ...
  • Dear Frank Grande, regarding your letter to the editor of The Free Press which appears in the April 6th edition. I missed your letter last week and feel obligated to respond a bit late to the unkind and in-poor-taste thoughts you ...
  • 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, as many seem to think. I should have been more precise. I was not speaking ...
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