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Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • One of the ways we feel important is when we’re included in the process of making decisions. Conversely, we feel left out if we are, well, left out. If we made a list of favorable and unfavorable words, ‘included’ would be near . . .
  • It’s the morning of a busy day at home and you get a call from an unknown number. You answer only to find yourself on the receiving end of a threatening message saying your Social Security benefits will stop immediately . . .
  • As of Friday, June 1, Belfast Farmers’ Market is once again distributing Maine Harvest Bucks, an incentive program which helps thousands of Mainers eat more Maine-grown fruits and vegetables each year. This program, which expired . . .
  • The U.S. chemical industry is cheering the Trump administration’s recent decision to roll back the extent to which potentially hazardous chemicals are analyzed before they become available for use. These are chemicals used in the ground . . .
  • Please accept this invitation to take an hour or two out of your schedule this week, on a beautiful, sunny day, to sit on the shores of Belfast, Northport (Bayside), or Lincolnville. I ask that you do this in silence and alone. The sunrises and . . .
  • On May 26, I was awakened suddenly by a loud explosion that was set off in the next yard. More bombs were set off in a continuous pattern for an hour between 9 and 10 p.m. Then other bombs were set off in an intermittant pattern between . . .
  • Camden Maine Lions Club 2018 scholarships were announced by Lion Nikki Bland at the Camden Hills Regional High School Awards ceremony on May 7. Each of the eight scholarships is $1,000. The recipients were seniors Eliza Brown . . .
  • We want to thank our community for supporting our fundraiser, “The Greatest Showman Sing-Along!” Those who joined us on June 3 played games, donned mustaches and hats for the photo booth, mingled with a “live” baby . . .
  • As we are on the eve of what might be a momentous election for the Town of Waldoboro, I have some sad news to report. Over the past week or so, virtually 100 percent of my campaign signs have been removed from the streets . . .
  • I read your articles on the proposed fish factory operation in Belfast with an overwhelming sense of dismay, outrage, and sadness. This area we call home — our fine, sparkling Penobscot Bay — remains remarkably . . .
  • Residents of the Town of Union will have the opportunity to let their votes count at the annual Town Meeting on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the William Pullen Municipal Building. The meeting warrant can be found online at . . .
  • Hi. My name is Zoe. I am 7 years old. . . .
  • The Belfast Garden Club wishes to extend thanks to the community for a highly successful plant sale on May 19, proceeds from which help the Club to maintain Belfast’s public gardens and award annual scholarships to Waldo County youth. . . .
  • It’s serious business but there’s a lot of laughter. Every Thursday the weekly assembly line for filling bags of weekend food for Knox County schoolchildren is noisy and fast, as 25 volunteers along both sides of four long tables . . .
  • On behalf of the Trekkers staff, students and the Thomaston Trek 2018 planning committee, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the local businesses and individuals who helped make our fifth annual 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk . . .
  • Much in the news these days about burgeoning trades, and the possibility, or not, of renegotiation of the notorious “free” trade treaties. But beyond trying to restore the loss of good-paying industrial jobs here, if that . . .
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