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Monday, July 23, 2018
  • “... the best way that I can contribute ... is to remain a member of the United States Senate.” Most Maine citizens agreed with you [when you said that] last year, myself included. Three years earlier, you had won a fourth term in office . . .
  • I thank you for making this request on behalf of the Congolese family newly living in midcoast Maine and hope that you will have a great success in your fundraising effort. Our communities need affirmation and demonstrations of what . . .
  • Tonight (July 9), President Trump announced D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States. Trump has made clear that his Supreme Court nominee would “automatically” . . .
  • Edgecomb Community Church Steeple Fund—
    The Edgecomb Community Church (ECC) has been at its present location at 15 Crosspoint Road, Edgecomb, since 1881. A prominent local landmark, this historic church has been on the National Register of Historic Places . . .
  • Rockport Citizen Scientists Receive Water Quality Training—
    As a second step in the Rockport Conservation Commission’s partnership with the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP), pond monitoring volunteers for Chickawaukie Pond, Rocky Pond, Lily Pond, Tolman Pond . . .
  • Our lobster loving friends are eagerly waiting for the 25% tariff to kick in on Chinese imports on Maine lobsters. Thanks to that champion of the American consumer, President Trump, the price of lobsters should soon drop here on the . . .
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone?—
    Rockport Garden Club has been receiving calls concerning the Rockport Goose River Bridge (pictued). Concerned residents and summer people want to know why the flower boxes are not hanging over the bridge rail to give the already beautiful . . .
  • It’s not too late to learn to row. Megunticook Rowing still has openings in the summer Learn-to-Row program. We offer Learn-to-Row classes on weekday mornings and on weekends throughout the summer. If you have never rowed before . . .
  • Rockland Fire & EMS would like to formally announce our grant application for FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) has been approved. The fire department submitted a grant back in January of this year for a total package . . .
  • It’s going to be a busy summer for Rockland Heart & Soul. We’ve collected over 260 stories from our community and will continue listening to stories until we’ve heard from every part of Rockland. Every week, our volunteers gather . . .
  • Every day we see more and more unethical behavior in the White House, the Administration and the Congress. As I watch this descent into decadence I am reminded of Antony’s oration to his Roman friends and countrymen. . . .
  • Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide health care advocacy organization with the mission to improve access to affordable health care for all Maine people, criticized certain members of . . .
  • Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is gone. Paying him homage recently was Oklahoma’s Senator James Inhofe, who said Pruitt has been “single minded at restoring the EPA to its proper statutory authority . . .
  • Land-based aquaculture facilities require huge volumes of fresh water. CEO Eric Heim states that Nordic Aquafarms (NAF), which has proposed an industrial salmon-growing facility in Belfast, will require 630 million gallons of fresh . . .
  • Senator Susan Collins has an opportunity to make her mark in history in coming weeks by supporting women’s rights and women’s health through refusing to vote for a Supreme Court candidate who does not support Roe v. Wade as the . . .
  • Following her election last fall, one of the first initiatives of Belfast Mayor Samantha Paradis was to advocate for the formation of a city Climate Change Committee. Hats off to the City Council for following her recommendation. The Council . . .
  • I was interested to read Dr. Norma Dreyfus’ letter in the July 5 issue. I see quite plainly the strength of her sympathy for those suffering crisis pregnancies. Writing as a crisis pregnancy center supporter, I opine that it would . . .
  • Sadly, the Nordic Aquafarms (NAF) salmon farm discussion has become divisive. Between defensiveness by those in power and overreacting by some without power, many of the key issues will probably have to be sorted out by . . .
  • I have sent the following letter to Senator Susan Collins: Dear Senator Collins, I have admired your good sense about current public issues even when I have at times disagreed with your actual positions. The impending nomination of a . . .
  • On July 4, while Democrats and responsible Republicans were properly celebrating the creation of our remarkable country, a merry group of Congressional Republican lickspittles and quislings (a/k/a “The Suck-Up Seven”) . . .
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