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Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • As regards making a decision as to whether the State of Maine, or we the taxpayers, should agree to enlarge the wealth of an already wealthy defense contractor, we need to look at the big picture. This is not 1997 when General . . .
  • I am a long-time resident of Belfast and Waldo County and am not in support of the zoning changes needed for the Nordic Aquaculture Salmon Farm at the Little River site on Route 1. This project proposal is being moved and rushed . . .
  • Hi, Tom. I’m so glad you wrote your Seward’s Day piece on March 22, reminding us all of the contribution that my great great great uncle, William Henry Seward, made to our union back in 1867. As you might or might not know . . .
  • This may be more of concern to salmon eaters than to Belfast neighbors: the salmon-growing people may have the pollution and contamination part down, but the food fed to the salmon may still be part of the wild fishery depletion . . .
  • I am opposed to development of the Belfast Water District property for the 40-acre Nordic Aquafarms project. This land is currently forested and is on the Little River and provides wild green space near our small city. We all need this green . . .
  • I am writing this letter from a hotel in Vancouver, Canada, where I am on a work assignment. I have just watched the footage of Emma Gonzalez at the march against gun violence in Washington, D.C., standing silent in memory of her . . .
  • Television and cable news, the Internet, even the NRA seem to be ignorant of the complete wording of the Second Amendment. No one has mentioned the first four words. The NRA hasn’t mentioned them. . . .
  • “We need to open school doors, not lock them. Two thousand years ago, Aristotle wrote, ‘Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.’” The above analogy that appeared in a March 15 letter is predicated on . . .
  • I’m all for finding ways to cut our carbon footprint. Recycling and banning items that clog up our landfills is necessary in preserving our already compromised environment. It is hopefully a positive step forward in preventing . . .
  • First Commandment — You will have no other god before Me. Only those who fawn are accepted in my kingdom. Those who criticize are damned! As god I will attack them with all my fury. . . .
  • Camden recently became Maine’s first municipality to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an international alliance of municipal governments seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Covenant provides . . .
  • It is time for our community to get organized and to take local action on the war against drug addiction. By all measurements, this terrible problem continues to worsen and is affecting thousands of people in midcoast Maine. . . .
  • Midcoast Maine is a pretty special place to live, and those of us who call it home know how lucky we are. Even as we transition from a late and long winter into mud season, we have much to appreciate. As Easter approaches . . .
  • Camden Hills Regional High School Windplanners are continuing an initiative started last year to replace the plastic utensils in our cafeteria with reusable silverware. Our goal is to reduce our school’s waste, plastic waste specifically. . . .
  • I met Laura Fortman last year, and boy are we lucky to have someone like her running for State Senate. I am retired now, but made my living in the tech industry. I see a real lack of opportunities for our young people in this area and . . .
  • Two Grants Help Watts Hall Community Players Launch 2018 Season —
    Watts Hall Community Players has received two grants to upgrade the lighting system in the 103-year-old theater in Watts Hall on Main Street in Thomaston. Thanks to generous grants from The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine . . .
  • I met Jan a few years back at my first Waldo County Retired Teachers Association meeting where she serves as president. She was so vibrant and well organized. And to top it off, her lively humorous spirit spiced up the gathering for everyone. . . .
  • Caitlin Hills is running for State Legislative District 97 in the June primary. The residents of Belfast, Northport and Waldo have the opportunity to send a highly experienced and effective representative to Augusta to fill the shoes of . . .
  • 100+ Women Who Care Donates to PenBay YMCA Youth Scholarships—
    On February 28, roughly 60 women from across Knox County gathered at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Thomaston to hold their first meeting. The purpose of the group is to bring together local women with limited time from . . .
  • The Rockland Public Library is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $2,500 grant from the Maine Public Library Fund which will help fund activities and events promoting the theme “Check out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library.” . . .
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