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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • I struggle to understand my own species. The UN recently came out with a very dire climate report, warning us that we are rapidly rendering much of our planet unrecognizable and uninhabitable, and this information has gone largely . . .
  • I will begin by making it clear that although I am a member of the Camden Select Board, what follows is my own personal opinion as a private citizen and is not meant to represent the views of the Select Board nor the town of Camden. . . .
  • During the run-up to the recent election I was pleased to see that Americans across the country expressed concern about health care reform, and often supported candidates who called for the overhaul of our outdated insurance system. . . .
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association issued the following statement in response to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last week. The U.S. House of Representatives gave it final approval on December 12 in a 386 to 47 vote . . .
  • The following letter was submitted to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on November 15 in support of Nordic Aquafarms’ discharge permit application: On behalf of Conservation Law Foundation, I write to support the . . .
  • Senator Susan Collins is no longer the moderate, independent senator, representing her Maine constituents. She votes party line, no matter the impact to her constituents, the economy, the planet, or our democracy. . . .
  • It is hard to find anyone in our community who does not agree that Knox County has a serious problem with substance use disorder (aka “SUD” or “drug and alcohol addiction”). On the other hand, it is hard to find many people . . .
  • Camden Rotary Club Members Prepare Food Baskets—
    On Saturday, December 15, 28 Camden Rotary Club members prepared food baskets to help 14 families in Camden celebrate the holidays. Under the leadership of Charitable Grants Chair Richard Householder, the food . . .
  • Heading down the peninsula toward St George, I pass a little sign pointing to a trail and I pull into a tiny parking lot for three cars. As I step out of the car, I see a look alike for Wendall Berry; blue bib overalls, tall and lanky with white hair . . .
  • There are more than 100 kids waiting for Big Brothers and Big Sisters throughout eastern, coastal and central Maine. That’s nearly the size of an entire fifth grade class in most elementary schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine . . .
  • “Individual 1” is messing with the people of Maine. He is opening our offshore to oil drilling. He is making it easier for manufacturing companies to pollute our wetlands. He won’t support the Paris Agreement, assuring more CO2 emmissions . . .
  • Our way of thinking and talking about ranked-choice voting, I’m coming to realize, obscures the fundamental change to Maine’s voting rules that the new law entails. To win an election in which RCV can be used, a candidate now . . .
  • “Ringing in the Season” Concert Proceeds Presented to Sussman House Volunteer Program—
    On Saturday, December 1, the 13th annual “Ringing in the Season” holiday handbell concert was presented at the First Congregational Church of Camden. Local handbell choirs, Choral Bells and Penobscot Bay Ringers, were . . .
  • As so many of us rush around in these so-called holidays, let’s stop and take a deep look at what we are doing and why? How many go through the program with little love and joy. Spending money they don’t have, buying . . .
  • Hamilton Marine Employees Vote to Donate Annual Gift to Pay It Forward for Kids, Inc.—
    Each year the employees at Hamilton Marine vote for a local charity of their choice to have the company donate money to. It’s the company’s way of giving back to the community. This year, Pay It Forward for Kids, Inc. was one . . .
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