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Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • This past weekend Belfast kicked off the holiday season with the annual early-bird sale, Christmas tree lighting on Saturday and the menorah lighting on Sunday. None of these events would be possible without many hands working together. . . .
  • Got a chuckle from Bob Skoglund’s letter about fish in the November 29 issue. . . .
  • We all know the stats — it’s been all over the news — opioid and other addictions have been killing record numbers of people and ruining countless lives. When I heard that Dr. Ira Mandel and the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition wanted to . . .
  • Rockport Garden Club members and Martha Bouchard and Bobbie Grant, the club’s Holly Berry Fair co-chairs, want to thank everyone that helped make our 2018 Holiday Fair a success. The 130 garden club members all had a hand in . . .
  • This past week Mr. Trump approved starting seismic testing, the first step in searching for oil and gas deposits that will lead to drilling off the coastlines of every state save Florida, which is coincidently the location of Mar-a-Lago. Drilling . . .
  • It was a quiet, sleepy Sunday morning in a tropical paradise 2,000 miles off the west coast of America. At 7:55 a.m. fighters and bombers marked with the insignia of the rising sun swooped across the harbor, bombing and strafing. . . .
  • This holiday season, and all year long, if you have a car and a few hours to spare, you can make a difference in the life of a cancer patient as a Road To Recovery driver. The American Cancer Society is now recruiting volunteers throughout . . .
  • Illiteracy is a complex societal problem requiring many solutions from many people. One piece of this puzzle is children’s exposure to print. Having books in the home is a huge predictor of the future educational attainment for . . .
  • In this season of multiple holidays one can’t help but think of all they are grateful for. Of course that includes family, friends, and other loved ones, as well as health, but I also am really grateful for the many people who just do their jobs . . .
  • I am very concerned about the current discrepancy in the posted retail price of regular gasoline between the Belfast market and the Rockland/Rockport/Camden area. There is no plausible reason for these differences . . .
  • The holiday spirit is thriving in the midcoast, where businesses in the Belfast, Camden and Rockland area have set aside Saturday, December 8, to contribute to United Midcoast Charities (UMC) in support of the work of local nonprofit . . .
  • Residents of the Belfast area and members of The First Church came together in peace and love to remember their loved ones in a tree lighting ceremony Sunday, December 2. Following the Advent Carol Sing, the group honored . . .
  • In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. During the holiday season, Social Security has traditionally seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can. . . .
  • Please join us as we hold a light in the darkness at the Advent Vigil for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works. We will gather across from the BIW Administration building on Washington Street in Bath from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on . . .
  • A Successful Year for Window Dressers Belfast—
    The 2018 Belfast Window Dressers workshop has ended, and our steering committee would like to recognize and thank the volunteers, businesses and other community supporters who made our seventh year another great success! . . .
  • Last week I was complaining bitterly to my friend Alex Turner of Belfast about the more than doubling of the Islesboro ferry ticket prices. He was the longtime owner of the Belfast Boatyard and has served for years on the board of the . . .
  • Marxism argued that the ends justify the means. Similarly Trumpsters say his behavior is bad but he has done a lot we like so we will give him a pass. After the House take-over by Democrats, the unexpected Republican embrace of . . .
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