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Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • On Tuesday, more than 230 Maine attorneys sent a letter to Senators Collins and King calling on them to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The 233 lawyers are from across the state, from . . .
  • Mean words . . . “you’re fat, skinny, stupid, four eyes,” and more . . .
  • This week, my serious concerns about the president and his circle of associates have been confirmed in courts of law. Democratic values, the rule of law, and the good of the country are not what they stand for. Greed, criminal behavior, dishonesty . . .
  • Do you remember the arguments that took place just a few months ago around the Republican tax cut bill, and specifically the attack on the Affordable Care Act which was buried within this bill? The tax cut act that was passed will . . .
  • We read that every day in the United States four women are murdered by men. Like people getting bit by dogs, men killing women in America can hardly be called front page news. Yet, on a day when President Trump's campaign manager . . .
  • The passionate debate over the Nordic Aquafarms proposal for an enormous on-land fish production facility continues into its seventh month, with multiple and lengthy formal public hearings being held by the City of Belfast since March. . . .
  • Almost three years ago, when my mother lost her job due to her early-onset dementia, I was faced with a difficult decision. My choices ranged from A) finding a nursing home to place her in ($100,000 per year) to B) hiring in-home care . . .
  • For months Donald Trump has made almost daily frontal attacks on the rule of law and done everything in his power to undermine and halt the Mueller investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election. At the same time . . .
  • It’s about learning. As a high school teacher, school board member, and most importantly a parent, I’m tuned into issues impacting public education. It’s a lifelong quest for advocates and opportunities for students. I learn something from . . .
  • According to an August 23 report in The Republican Journal, Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim is considering the name “Little River” for the salmon that would be produced in the industrial fish farm Nordic is proposing for Belfast. . . .
  • There is an exquisite irony in the fad of reality shows since they truly represent anything but reality! They have led us in all innocence to the post-truth world we seem to inhabit.They have prepared the translucent curtain through which . . .
  • Thirty-three states now have adopted Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, according to data collected in June 2018, up from 23 in 2013. The latest number includes four new states added to the list in the last three years. . . .
  • This past week I got news that George Holmes had passed away. He is someone I have known both personally and professionally for more than 30 years. George will be remembered for many things but foremost for me is his style . . .
  • There are many things I admire about Jayne Crosy Giles as she runs for Waldo County’s Senate seat, District 11. I’ve known Jayne as part of the Belfast Rotary Club, where she devotes many hours of service to the club’s projects, in particular . . .
  • Since becoming District Attorney in Waldo County, I have been extremely lucky to work with the Waldo County Sheriff, Jeff Trafton. I have consistently been impressed as I work with him and as I learn more about him. I’ll start by describing . . .
  • In recent years, I’ve discovered something that others have probably learned a long time ago — that the best pleasures are the simplest ones. For me — and doubtless for many others — it’s watching wildlife from my home, enjoying the . . .
  • It is very important that every President Trump supporter get out and vote in the November 2018 election. . . .
  • I first met Jon Liberman at a nomination event in Wiscasset, where he and other candidates for the job of District Attorney spoke to the public to tell us why they felt they should be recommended for appointment by the Governor. District . . .
  • When Jamie Russell returned to Belfast Adult Education after a 10-year pause, she was on a path of self-improvement in all areas of her life. She was determined to take classes to fill in the gaps in her education and to earn the credits . . .
  • Big thanks to all participants, all volunteers and camp staff for another successful Blueberry Cove half-marathon in St. George. All proceeds, nearly $19,000, benefit children coming to the Blueberry Cove and Tanglewood 4-H Camps . . .
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