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Friday, November 16, 2018
  • It has been a busy year for the League of Women Voters (LWV), Midcoast. LWV is a grassroots organization of women and men that encourages informed and active participation in government. We do not support or oppose . . .
  • A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Maine. AARP did not authorize the Patriot Majority USA-sponsored political ad from Kantar Media/CMAG, and we did not participate in its production. . . .
  • “Are you tired of the personal attacks, hateful rhetoric and polarization that too often dominate our political discussions? If so, you are like most Americans, but you also probably don’t know what to do about it. The National Institute . . .
  • On Monday night, the community of midcoast Maine gathered with us to honor and remember those who were lost in Pittsburgh, Kentucky, and all the other sites of tragedy, and to bear witness to the power of people coming together . . .
  • President Trump has made this midterm his election. So lest the intelligent and civilized readers of The Free Press forget what he has done, let us say it again . . .
  • Many folks write to you saying they believe in democracy. Well, I do, too. But, like many others out here in Vacationland, I’m angry and discouraged that we voted on referenda which passed and then realized that many of our representatives . . .
  • I am a 20-year-old native of Belfast and I am attending the University of Maine at Farmington, currently studying Environmental Policy and Planning, with a concentration in Economics. In addition, I am also completing a Regulatory Ethics . . .
  • Last night I was reading Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. . . .
  • Approximately 100 people learned to listen again at the first event of a new group called Best Lit Review. Ten authors gathered together at the Camden Library for four months and were coached on reading and performing their own stories in front . . .
  • Our nation was founded not on promises, but hope. One of those foundational hopes is that we, as free individuals, would take those rights and run with them. Over the centuries, the right to vote has spread from landowners to . . .
  • A low-keyed but moving short video by Bristol native Russ Lane captured the imagination of many of the 142 people attending the sold-out community reception to launch the Campaign for Pemaquid Mill on October 16 at The 1812 . . .
  • Donors to Pope Memorial Humane Society’s campaign for a new transport vehicle celebrated the unveiling of a new Shelter van with staff and Board of Directors. The van, a 2018 Dodge ProMaster City model, will provide reliable . . .
  • People have been asking me where the blue moose went that stood for 20 years as a lawn ornament watching the traffic go by on Route 235 in Union. Well, he was thrilled to be such an attraction for all those years and decided to . . .
  • Step right up! The Belfast Window Dressers 2018 workshop needs you! We will be taking on a big challenge this year: 459 new inserts for 64 customers. Many of you have done this before so you know that the work is easy, the training gentle . . .
  • The entire staff at Belfast Dental Care, under the supervision of Dr. Allison Piper, conducted a day of free dental care for area Mainers on September 14. Dr. Piper initiated this event as a way to give back to the surrounding community . . .
  • There have been many questions raised during the past year regarding the proposed sale of Belfast Water District property and water to Nordic Aquafarms. The Board of Trustees and myself as Superintendent have attempted . . .
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