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Saturday, July 11, 2020
  • If lots of people shop from home and work from home more than ever, why does Rockland’s Main Street matter anymore? Oh, I remember now, we humans are a social species, and interaction benefits our health and well-being ...
  • I will not be able to vote for U.S. Senator in 2020. I am 16 years old. I wish I could vote because it’s my future on the line. Last November, I was invited to join a group of politically active teens, many of whom will, in five months ...
  • There’s an old saying, “Art imitates life,” which Oscar Wilde turned around with, “Life imitates art.” For some years now, it seems like life is indeed copying art, namely the written word, via alternations of an old joke. In essence ...
  • Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has resulted in more than they had hoped for: chaos in the White House and our citizens more divided than at any time since our Civil War. Our country was once looked to as the leader of the ...
  • The best news I’ve heard this week is that President Trump plans to run on his record....
  • The Black Lives Matter protests across the nation are calling on us to listen, to deeply listen, to the life stories of Black people and to give witness to the reality of their lives. It is our responsibility to hear those stories. We need to ...
  • I’ve got mine. My absentee ballot for the July14 election arrived on Saturday. Included in the envelope, I found a special referendum election ballot, which poses two questions. Question 1 asks if you approve a bond issue to invest in ...
  • Dear DuPont, I don’t know what you’re making in that factory, but you’re ugly and Rockland occasionally smells like a dead rhino’s #######. I’m sick of my wife and kids having to smell it....
  • I met Chloe Maxmin during the launch potluck for her Senate campaign this past January and was immediately drawn to her value-guided campaign rooted in community service. I am moved by resilient leaders of character who ...
  • I have known Chip Curry for 10 years. His passion for the causes I care about — energy, the environment, education opportunities at every age, and especially support for rural hospitals and providers — is the reason I am supporting ...
  • I am voting for Chloe Maxmin to represent Maine Senate District 13 on November 3. In Chloe’s words, “This campaign is not about Party. It’s about values. Our work is about respect, listening, inclusivity, and fighting for each ...
  • I was delighted to hear the Camden Hills Class of 2020 was celebrated with the traditional march downtown. However, it was with dismay that I watched the video of the class, marching shoulder to shoulder, close together....
  • I first met Wayne Farrin more than 10 years ago after we moved to Maine and liked him immediately. He is rather quiet and unassuming, more willing to listen than to talk, and has demonstrated the curiosity and ability to understand ...
  • I think the biggest thing that’s bothering President Trump about only getting a third of the audience he expected in Tulsa is maybe a dawning realization that some of his followers may not be as dumb as he is counting on. Finally ...
  • Statues are toppling. Monuments to notable people who supported slavery are being pushed and pulled down everywhere. There is local talk of renaming the town of Waldo and Waldo County because General Samuel Waldo was ...
  • In the June 16 Free Press article on the ongoing legal battle over intertidal land lying in the would-be path of the effluent discharge pipes of Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed industrial fish factory, Nordic attorney Joanna Tourangeau ...
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