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Monday, October 19, 2020
  • On October 12, we will again commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day here in Belfast and in the entire state of Maine. I am proud that this day is commemorated, but also well aware of how arrogant it must seem to offer ...
  • I knew I could not watch the first debate. I took a bath and went to bed early. Choosing to bring the president into my home that evening was outweighed by what I already knew about his behavior and how that might ...
  • “The right to vote is of the essence of a democratic society and any restrictions on that right strike at the heart of representative government,” stated Justice Rehnquist in a 1974 case defending this fundamental right. The 14th Amendment ...
  • I am searching for a 93-year-old, charming woman from Union who called me and left a message but no name. I wish to thank her for her kind thoughts about political remarks I had recently made in a letter to the editor titled “Vote for Biden ...”
  • Susan Collins’ reelection to the Senate is under severe challenge, and when asked why, voters frequently reply, “She voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.” What does that mean? “He’s going to repeal Roe v. Wade,” they ...
  • I live in Hope, and each year we struggle with our town budget. Over the last many years, until 2019, the municipal share we received from Augusta continually decreased, causing a lot of stress about how to pay for all a small ...
  • I listened to a discussion on WRFR-93.3 LP the other evening between Maine House District 93 candidates Valli Geiger (D) and Michael Mullins (R). Mullins stated that a main issue for him is civil rights. On September 14 ...
  • This week, the Belfast City Planning Board will again consider the Nordic [Aquafarms] project. Here are some thoughts to consider. I appreciate the efforts of exhaustive review of this project over many months. I understand that ...
  • As a farmer, I value the importance of grassroots, community connection. I know our farm wouldn’t be here without the restaurants, grocers, home chefs, co-op Extension agents, seed companies and other suppliers who ...
  • Contrary to the popular narrative, Donald Trump does in fact have a core belief. If he had none at all, that would make him rather less than human. What is correct, I believe, is that he has an inviolable allegiance. The minister ...
  • Remember the song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” I think the Kingston Trio sang it back in the ’70s. Well, over the years, I have seen many producing hay fields, blueberry lands, go to sprawl in home and commercial ...
  • When Chloe Maxmin announced her candidacy for Senate District 13, I was thrilled that Chris Hamilton announced his intention to succeed her. I first met Chris and his wife Patti at Maine Open Farm Day in 2018 at their farm in Whitefield ...
  • How many times have you been in a conversation about our reps in D.C. and said something like, “Why can’t they work across the aisle for our benefit?” Or perhaps, “Why is it that party politics always comes first?” Or in ...
  • My litmus test when selecting between presidential candidates is twofold. First, a president must be our chief “cheerleader” in support of our country and its people with the ability to inspire for the betterment of our society. Our President ...
  • Despite what President Trump says, he only cares about himself and his TV image, and this week has proven that to be fact. It showed the results of his refusal to follow his own CDC department guidelines. With his super-spreader ...
  • There are all kinds of cynicism. Perhaps the failure to distinguish between the active and passive variety is characteristic only of the liberal mindset. We want to believe the best of people, and I can’t help but think the current harshness ...
  • My name is Nicole Poland. I run the Maine operations for Sierra Peaks Corporation, formerly known as Tibbetts Industries. I met Gordon Page over a year ago when we spoke of my career and my needs to move my operations into ...
  • I enthusiastically support Gordon Page’s candidacy for the State Senate for several reasons. First, Gordon brings to his desire for public service in Augusta a wide range of work experience in the business and nonprofit sectors ...
  • As a recent transplant to Knox County, I offer my support of Senator Dave Miramant for re-election to the Maine Senate for many reasons, several very close to me. It’s heartening to know that Dave’s focus on the protection of our ...
  • My late husband drove Representative S. Paige Zeigler to meet his constituents during his first two election campaigns. When my husband complained that Paige wasn’t liberal enough, Zeigler said, “Remember, I represent ...
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