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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • It seems that the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) under the direction of LePage appointee Maine State Forester Doug Denico has focused too much on expanding road access for timber harvesting at the expense of building . . .
  • I want to make one thing very clear: the Waldo County Republican Committee absolutely, unequivocally condemns Nazi and KKK ideologies and actions, as well as any other kind of bigotry, and we encourage all of our voters and . . .
  • A public meeting is planned at the Hutchinson Center on February 21. I am in favor of safe, clean environmentally sensitive industries that will increase local employment and enhance the economic security of Belfast and its contiguous . . .
  • Dear Generals Mathis and Dunford: I hope you can stand up to our President’s recent brainstorm and stop the parade, which can do nothing but dismay our allies and mortify every thinking citizen of this country. No one needs reminding . . .
  • Bruce Gagnon, a longtime peace activist from Bath, started an open-ended hunger strike on February 12 in opposition to LD 1781, currently under debate in the Maine Legislature. This bill, titled deceptively . . .
  • Not uncommon for the middle of a Maine winter, it was cold and icy outside. Yet the energy inside the Maine State House was enough to make a politically intrigued high school senior such as myself forget about the gloomy . . .
  • I am very concerned about the Yachting Solutions venture that will change the entire character of the Rockland waterfront. I have had a mooring in the Rockland Harbor for 24 years and have watched the Rockland waterfront become . . .
  • President Trump today [February 12] released an irresponsible Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget, which would threaten the health of Maine people, our environment, and our economy. Trump’s 2019 budget proposes a massive . . .
  • I was very pleased to see the letter from Wende McIlwain and the Friends of St. George in the February 1 edition of The Free Press. They did well to address the major issues facing Maine, should oil and gas drilling occur off our coast. . . .
  • By overwhelming numbers and across party lines, Americans support an increase in renewable energy use. Communities across Maine are moving forward with solar projects, despite legislative setbacks. Solar power offers . . .
  • We are not the news junkies we were. The Republicans are finally dismantling a system that has gotten us by for 200-plus years, and their machinations are too depressing to follow. Many of them are criminals who would be jailed in . . .
  • Did you know that there is a group in the U.S. Congress called the Climate Solutions Caucus? It has 70 members, 35 Republicans and 35 Democrats. Members of the House of Representatives can only join if they do so with . . .
  • The Living on Earth radio program this Sunday morning (February 9, 2018) was about toxics and plastics: toxics in the schools in low-income areas, plastics in the seas and moving up the food chain, and how our plastic waste . . .
  • Does the presence of one mega-ship endanger Rockland? Of course not. Two? Ten? Fifty? The danger does not appear at a single point, but is rather an incremental creep fostered by the cruise lines themselves. Bar Harbor started with a . . .
  • Local Land Trusts Benefit Midcoast Communities—
    Here in the midcoast several local conservation organizations work alongside one another to improve the quality of life in our communities in many ways including establishing a legacy of permanently conserved lands. With the help . . .
  • Waldoborough Historical Society Fundraiser—
    Hot off the press! “Dora the Dory” is the newest publication from Waldoborough Historical Society’s (WHS) Howard Marple Archive. It is the story of a dory that wants to go on an adventure and what happens to her when her friend . . .
  • Susan Collins and Angus King voted recently to allow a barbaric procedure to continue killing thousands of little ones every year. By voting against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, our two Senators from Maine refused . . .
  • The jury is still out on whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign/Trump administration and Russia. However, one thing has become clear over the course of the last year and that is both are working toward demeaning . . .
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