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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • The Rockland Planning Board memo released on March 30 to City Council regarding the Habitat for Humanity Contract Zone misrepresents the neighbors’ and citizens’ concerns. Letters have been submitted detailing ...
  • In Ms. Clark’s vitriolic and very personal broadsides against the proponents of more public space in the historic village district of Waldoboro (“Another Park for Whom?” March 23), she makes at least one good point, and one that ...
  • At the December 14 Rockland City Council meeting, the board passed, on first reading, Zoning Ordinance Amendment 39, with final passage on March 8: to amend the definition of an accessory apartment to allow for the ...
  • I am in Maine visiting my daughter, with the possibility of buying a property. Been here for two weeks, looking around in different areas, I am amazed at the number of homes that have garbage and all sort of junk or debris strewn in ...
  • Now, with the Senate vote on the For the People Act coming up, our Senator Collins has a chance to show us in one action whether she is willing to defend a democratic government or is committed to the self-serving agenda ...
  • This is why we need For the People Act election reform. Georgia Republican election official Gabriel Sterling was interviewed on PBS NewsHour on March 26 about Georgia’s new election law. Mr. Sterling gave a seemingly ...
  • Please join me voting for Ann Frenning Kossuth for Northport selectman on April 14. Her leadership on the Northport Broadband Internet Committee, on which we serve together, has been tireless, informed, inspiring and effective....
  • Bruce Poliquin recently wrote in the Portland Press Herald: “Democrats in Washington and Augusta are pushing for major changes to how we vote and tally the results, which will confuse and discourage voters. The goal of the far left ...
  • I write to urge you to support S.1, the For the People Act, which is under consideration in the Senate after being approved in the House. It is essential to pass this bill if we are to keep the full measure of our democracy. You know the ...
  • In the season of Passover when many celebrate the exodus of slaves from bondage in Egypt, I reflect on how the Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert — in part, it is said, to allow the older generation so deeply conditioned ...
  • Very soon, two bills (LD 687 and LD 983) proposing bonds of $30,000,000 and $80,000,000 for the Land for Maine’s Future program will be heard in Augusta, even though the financial hardship of a pandemic doesn’t seem ...
  • I am sure it seems counterintuitive, but losing the November presidential election may be the best thing that has happened to the Republican Party in quite some time. Under Trump, the party has been marching down an increasingly ...
  • I am writing with sincerity in my support for Ann Frenning Kossuth in her campaign for selectman for the Town of Northport. I feel confident that Ann would be a strong addition to the board, bring valuable input to town matters ...
  • Perhaps it’s all the fearful talk of “caravans” of foreigners that has made me particularly sensitive about foreign influence in our elections. I am a son of a foreign service officer and I recall all the efforts made by our own government ...
  • The above was the title of a piece that I wrote, published in The Free Press 14 years ago, in October 2007, following the massacre of monks in the streets of Rangoon by the military regime. Nothing has changed. Today, in early ...
  • The feeling or experience that is associated with an emotion is termed “affect.” In other contexts, the act of displaying or exhibiting the emotions through gestures or facial expressions, laughing, can also be described as ...
  • The question is a simple one: How do small businesses stay in business if they don’t respect customers by communicating with them? I’m wondering how many of us have had experiences dealing with companies not returning ...
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