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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • With recent reports from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office documenting an increase in opioid overdoses, Waldo County General Hospital wants to remind the community that expanded care for opioid abuse disorder is currently . . .
  • My concerns about the City of Belfast welcoming Nordic Aquafarms (NAF) remain, despite the PR campaign both city officials and NAF have been waging. Why risk increased pollution of Penobscot Bay by a for-profit company with . . .
  • There seems to be no limit to the extent of the damage done by the president’s ill-advised actions. To try to catalogue them here would prove exhaustive and unnecessary as nearly every opinion piece and scores of news reports do . . .
  • Imagine you are 3 years old. You have just taken a very long trip with your Mom by bus. You had no idea where you were going or why but you are with your Mom, so it’s OK. You arrive in a strange, scary place but it’s OK because you . . .
  • I remember when MBNA was praised as a “clean business,” and a welcome boon to Belfast. Once built, the worst ecological impact was “the tremendous amount of water” used in watering its lawns. Ah, the good old days. And where is MBNA . . .
  • Dear Mr. Tom Kittredge, the Belfast Economic Developer, I am writing to express my interest in upholding a respectful and democratic process of public input in regards to the proposed Nordic Aqua Farms land-based salmon facility in . . .
  • The recent visit of the replica Viking ship Draken Harald Harfagre was a huge success and a real feather in the cap for Rockland. Given Rockland’s deep maritime heritage as well as the history of the Scandinavian community in the . . .
  • The Democrats, alluding to Socialism, is in effect, an illusion, while eluding the true meaning and intent of Socialism. The Democratic Party is trying to create the appearance that it is not a corporatist, imperialist, nationalist party . . .
  • A quick note to recognize Rockland resident Dan Bookham, and his employer, Allen Insurance and Financial, for their collective efforts to bring the Viking ship, Draken Harald Harfagre, to the City of Rockland. Congratulations also to . . .
  • On behalf of Trekkers, my sincere gratitude is extended to everyone who made Trekkers’ “Journey into Art” Silent Art Auction on July 25 such a successful event. Over 70 people joined us on a warm summer evening at the . . .
  • Storm Surge Sensing—
    On July 19, University of Maine researchers presented their first-year findings about midcoast storm surge magnitudes to a local audience at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. This is a public awareness initiative along with a data . . .
  • Scholarships Awarded by Knox County Nurses’ Guild—
    In June 2018, the Knox County Nurses’ Guild awarded scholarship monies to midcoast students pursuing a career in nursing. The Nurses’ Guild was founded in 1954 by a small group of retired RNs from the midcoast. These nurses . . .
  • Thank you to all who attended our sold-out 2018 Distinguished Lecture presented by Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. We are grateful to Director Bunch . . .
  • On behalf of Trekkers, I extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in our second annual Fired Up Fundraising Event. Two years ago, the event was just an idea; let’s get local chefs to cook on the same BioLite camp . . .
  • Let Us Eat Cake—
    Lincoln County Historical Association’s annual fundraiser called Kermess, which took place on the grounds of the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden on Sunday, July 22, was a huge success in many ways. In spite of showers . . .
  • A Family for ME is a statewide recruitment campaign to identify, support, and inform families interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents for children who are in the custody of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services . . .
  • The Camden Garden club wishes to thank all those who helped to make this year’s 71st House and Garden Tour a huge success. It would not be possible without the generosity of the homeowners opening their homes and . . .
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