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Monday, August 3, 2020
  • I absolutely support wearing masks when indoors in stores and businesses open to the public. I have gone to Black Lives Matter protests and marches held outdoors and, like almost every single person there, I have worn a mask....
  • I see where they are chewing over the idea of sending out another economic impact check to all Americans. If they do, I think all Americans would be better served if something like “Wear a Mask, Keep your Distance” was printed on ...
  • The New York Times ran a column “How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly” by Dr. [Elisabeth] Rosenthal. This article gave me pause to think about what July 4th “Independence Day” means in 2020. Can we ...
  • I am an 81-year-old veteran from the ’60s who, while not getting shot at in Vietnam, served in a branch that received hazardous-duty pay the whole time. I knew John McCain briefly at USNA where he was two classes ahead. I recall ...
  • In late March of this year President Trump, after finally admitting to the gravity of the pandemic on our shores, publicly appointed himself a “wartime president.” He went on to say, “You have a leader that will always fight for you, and ...
  • To the casual observer, it seems like Rockland should’ve checked to see how many businesses would be open before closing down its Main Street. With only two active virus cases in the county, there didn’t seem to be a need for extreme ...
  • Medical decisions should be made between a patient and their doctor. Employers should have nothing to do with it. Yet, Wednesday’s [July 8] Supreme Court ruling has allowed employers to push their own religious agenda in the ...
  • Much has been said in this highly charged political year that highlights what is now commonly being called a social, cultural, economic or political reckoning. But a reckoning about what? Race and the ability of our political system ...
  • My wife and I were nearby when Big Al’s reopened in Wiscasset. As I stood outside, a lady wearing a red hat arrived from out of state. She stepped over to read the notice posted on the door, and started complaining about the ...
  • On Sunday afternoon my mother, who uses a wheelchair, and I took a drive down to Tenants Harbor to enjoy the sunshine and to give my mother the sensation of freedom. On the way back we decided to go to Waterman’s Beach ...
  • People used to turn out by the thousands to see men kill each other in mortal combat. And people used to turn out by the thousands to see public executions or people being tortured. Today people watch the deadly NASCAR ...
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