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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Nordic proposes building a massive fossil fuel–dependent salmon factory on Belfast Bay. The operation would require vast quantities of fresh water; would pollute both air and bay; and would have a huge carbon footprint. The proposed ...
  • Rule 1.7 (b)(10), my favorite Submerged Lands Program rule, you know, the one about “material facts”? Once again Nordic grossly missteps the process, or perhaps it was a poorly calculated attempt to keep the public, the Army Corps ...
  • At the recent candidate panel discussion in Belfast on October 22, it seemed like three of the candidates, Ridgley Fuller being the only exception, blame Samantha Paradis, the current mayor of Belfast, for all of the local incivility we ...
  • This past week American political life sunk to a new low when President Trump described those within his own party who oppose him as “human scum.” In President Trump’s world there is no room for honest dissent....
  • Who doesn’t remember the adage, “Camden by the sea, Rockland by the smell?” Rockland was a town that visitors passed through as quickly as possible. Downtown shops featured plywood windows. The source of this olfactory ...
  • This morning I read again about the Hittite civilization. There is a big difference between the civilized United States of today and the primitive Hittites of 3,700 years ago: The Hittites had “a law code, which everyone followed ...
  • Three years ago, when I endorsed Ed Glaser’s initial candidacy for City Council, it was based on the expectation that he would restore good order to the functioning of city government, something that was sorely lacking at the time....
  • The upcoming election for mayor of Belfast, councilor from Ward 3, and councilor from Ward 4 will determine the city’s direction for the next two years. Two of the positions are uncontested; Ward 3 (and all of Belfast) will choose between ...
  • My name is Michael Hurley and I am running for the Belfast City Council. I’ve been a resident of Belfast for 41 years. I am one of five brothers and one sister. I was born in Germany in 1950 where my American father and mother ...
  • As election day approaches and Belfast prepares to begin a new chapter in its history, we ought to reflect on the lessons of the last few years. City government is about what should be done, and what can be done, for the city and the ...
  • Last night [Wednesday, October 30] I attended one of the community conversations on Envisioning the RSU 13 Schools of our Future. What a refreshing and engaging event it was. Superintendent John McDonald and Curriculum ...
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