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Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Voters in St. George purchased the 10 Cold Storage Road landing in Port Clyde in 2015. On Monday, May 14, residents will vote yea or nay on a $2.6 million bond issue that will fund reconstruction and expansion of this public landing. . . .
  • Thank you — to our local newspapers and to all of the people who produce them — for providing this space for us to speak to our neighbors. Thank you! To be right up front here, I do not want the world’s largest salmon factory to become . . .
  • For those of us who live, work, and own businesses in Belfast, it is time to wake up. Our mayor along with members of the city council are trying to ram this “Norwegian Salmon Farm” down our throats. In reality this is no fish farm . . .
  • Dave Schmanska, harbormaster for St. George, and Tim Polky, town manager for St. George, wrote in the May 3 edition of The Free Press, that residents of St. George ‘Will be asked to vote on a $2.64 million rehabilitation . . .
  • The Friends of St. George (FOSG) values and advocates for the protection and enhancement of access to the special places and resources of St. George. FOSG endorses the stabilization and development of the Cold Storage . . .
  • Professor Rebecca Henderson asks, Can you have a free market that is balanced and contained and still make profit? Perhaps, but a profit is not enough — corporate capitalism is about the most profit possible; it is about competition . . .
  • This new “issue ad” that touts the Monument Building Skills of Lucas St. Clair — and his denial of any prior knowledge of, or connection to, the ad — simply doesn’t pass the smell test. We’ve had this type of campaigning imposed . . .
  • Maine voters from both parties have a historic opportunity in June — we will be the first voters in any state to rank our preferences for candidates in a state primary, thanks to the efforts of the multi-partisan Committee for Ranked . . .
  • I have known Jayne Crosby Giles for many years and, in my opinion, she is an excellent candidate for the Waldo County State Senate seat that is being vacated by Senator Mike Thibodeau of Winterport. When Jayne was our State . . .
  • On behalf of Trekkers, I extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in our most recent fundraising event, “Trekkapalooza: Road Trip” on Friday, April 27. It was a fun and talented set of Maine-based acts in a captivating . . .
  • The Midcoast Chapter of League of Women Voters has had a very busy spring working locally to help high school and college students register to vote for the first time. The weekly snowstorms of March caused a few cancellations but . . .
  • I along with three other University of Maine students have been working with a professor to better understand the effects of climate change on Maine. We have specifically been interested in the ocean and coastal area. As part of our work . . .
  • I am writing to support Jayne Crosby Giles for election to the Maine Senate from Waldo County. I have known Jayne for many years and appreciate the work she has done as both a banker and volunteer in our community. Most recently . . .
  • If I were Robert Mueller, I would close up the investigation now and issue a report. The report should most of all stress the extent of Russian involvement in the past election: who, what, when, where, how much, methods, media used, etc. . . .
  • In his letter “Patriots’ Day,” published on April 12, Mr. Tom DeMarco states: “What is my act of patriotism? I think it’s paying my taxes. This is my sole opportunity each year to invest in the country I love.” Why, yes, I agree, but our investment . . .
  • Something was tugging at my memory. I was sitting on a metal folding chair at last Saturday’s Islesboro Town Meeting, in a gym crowded with residents of all ages: toddlers playing with trucks on the bleachers; teens eyeing the muffins . . .
  • Instrument Lending Library a Reality—
    Last week the Old Time Music Players of Maine and Carver Memorial Library hosted a jam party to raise funds to create a stringed instrument lending program in Searsport. The event was sponsored by Makers Guild of Maine. . . .
  • The Waldo Theatre on Main Street in Waldoboro now has a diverse and committed board of eight, representing a wide a range of ages, skills, and interests. The board’s goal is to restore and sustain the Waldo Theatre as a cultural . . .
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