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Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • In the dark days of World War Two the French author Simone Weil wrote: “When people lose faith, the result is not that they believe nothing but that they will believe anything.” This observation was never more true than today. Too many ...
  • A bill (LD 911) will soon be heard in Augusta to decide whether legislation will be passed to issue a bond for the Land for Maine’s Future program (LMF) to be voted on in the fall. Here is the language that Mainers will see if LD 911 is ...
  • One thing this controversy about Nordic Aquafarms has taught me is that I am not an extremist liberal. I have always thought of myself as a liberal and agreed with the liberal stance on most matters, but watching this virulent group ...
  • What is the greater danger to our future? That Trump is impeached and the country is in a furor for another year? Or should we do nothing and let Trump continue to undermine the rule of law and so destroy the country? What is the greater ...
  • Thomaston Public Library has gone live with its transition to a new circulation system called MILS. This will give our patrons and those of other libraries the ability to search and request materials from our library and Interlibrary Loans ...
  • We are members of the Mid Coast Interfaith Alliance, a group of diverse religious communities in the midcoast area. The very meaning of the word “religion” is to bind together what has been drawn apart. We practice our faiths because ...
  • Start-ups and small companies are crucial to the success of our nation. When they thrive, America thrives. Most of us know this instinctively, and we’ve just kicked off a week that makes it official. During National Small Business Week ...
  • Lincoln saw “drunkards” and slaves as in the same basket. Both were not free. American people and politicians, he thought, needed to have a moral as well as a practical response to people who were in bondage. That was the ...
  • Our president has a criminal mind. He has appointed people to office who are only fit to dismantle those offices or dishonor the prestige those offices once had. Lying is part of the present administration’s culture. We do not need ...
  • Thank you, Lance Tapley, and The Free Press, for this very detailed coverage of the issue. While I am not directly affected by it, I am saddened for the people who will be, if it happens. Which, as I read the piece, is not a done deal. Contrary ...
  • We commend the Rockport Select Board for its decision to select Phi Builders + Architects to build a beautiful new library for our town. The decision made last Wednesday night was made with careful deliberation, with due regard for ...
  • Community Turns Out for Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition’s Open House—
    On Saturday, April 27, nearly 150 supporters visited historic 63 Washington Street in Camden for a festive afternoon that featured music by Emerson McQuatters, refreshments, and tours of the building that Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition ...
  • A Big “Thank You” As We Step Aside—
    Eighteen years ago my wife Bette and I arrived at a crossroads. After three decades teaching at middle schools in Ellsworth, then at Camden’s CRMS and MET — and Bette teaching at Children’s House Montessori School — we chose to ...
  • This letter invites the public to come to the Ryan Gamage Stairway to Recovery Pancake Breakfast at St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway in Rockland, on Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. Suggested donations are $10 for ages 12 years ...
  • The 17th annual Spring Tea at Carver Memorial Library, held on April 28, was a wonderful event thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, the generosity of our sponsors, and the guests who made it so special. We were nearly sold ...
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