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Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • I read this morning that a Chinese doctor had used CRISPR technology to modify the genes of twin girls. Isn’t it astounding that people are playing God with the human race while letting the Earth go to the Devil!? . . .
  • Legally lame-duck, Congressman Poliquin has become a public nuisance, both distracting and wastefully expensive. . . .
  • The purpose of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is to ensure that after Paul LePage no Republican would ever again be elected to a state-wide office or elected to a Federal office. The initial success of RCV was shown in the Second . . .
  • In the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the repeated brazen and misleading explanations from the Saudi government a firm response from the U.S. government is urgently needed. Needless to say, President . . .
  • The state of Maine is politically fragile. A simple statistical analysis of the demographic and economic conditions of the state reveals that we are dissimilar not only to the country as a whole but even to our New England neighbors. Based on . . .
  • Dear Senator Collins, Now that the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — whom your actions allowed to be nominated even though you hypocritically and nominally “opposed” her nomination — has issued new rules governing how colleges . . .
  • Even though the recent city council elections did not go the way many of us hoped, the message is loud and clear. A large percentage of citizens in Belfast do not want an enormous fish factory in our city! Nordic Aquafarms interpreted . . .
  • Thomaston’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a great success and we want to thank all of those who participated. Our corporate sponsors, Thomaston Grocery, Hannaford, Shaw’s and Walmart, were very helpful in our . . .
  • Over 70 years ago Georgie Pease set lobster traps off Martinsville. When Georgie Pease was very old, John VanSorosin recorded many of his stories. My brother listens to these tapes over and over. Georgie Pease said that years . . .
  • The Union Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to the annual Christmas in the Country on Sunday, December 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Union Common. This free outdoor event features a bonfire and a dedication, followed by the . . .
  • A heartfelt thank-you to the clerks and staff of the Rockport, Islesboro and Camden town offices for all of their work on Election Day. Despite the driving rain and unprecedented turnout, officials and volunteers alike were professional . . .
  • Great Season for Megunticook Rowing—
    Megunticook Rowing had a great 2018 fall season consisting of a community event in Portland, two regattas, and an invitation for one boat to participate in the Head of the Charles with our junior team of 40. The board and staff would . . .
  • The Shamrocks Say Thank You—
    The Shamrocks of St. Patrick Church, Newcastle, wish to extend a sincere thank-you to the patrons, vendors and volunteers who helped to make our 2018 Craft Fair such a success. It is always a delight for us to see familiar faces . . .
  • Give the Gift of Health This Season—
    Do you know someone who is uninsured, or who is significantly underinsured because they have a high deductible policy? Is someone you love putting their health on hold because they can’t afford to see a doctor? Or, maybe that person . . .
  • On behalf of the Trekkers’ staff, students, families and auction committee, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the local businesses, organizations, and individuals who helped make our November 3 student . . .
  • St. George First Grade Crew Helps P.A.W.S.—
    During the month of October, St. George School’s first grade crew focused on completing a service project. First graders were inspired to help P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, located in Camden, after meeting Oakley, a rescue pup . . .
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