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Monday, October 19, 2020
  • We should all reject the notion that judges should be “conservative” or “liberal,” “Christian” or some other religious persuasion. Under our system of government and Constitution, all judges should be impartial, weighing in on ...
  • My father died 19 years ago, just after the 9/11 attacks. I wrote this following his death. I think it rings as true today, as we face multiple new challenges, as it did 19 years ago. My father drowned in the river behind his house. We will never ...
  • Seventy years ago, Sen. Margaret Chase Smith presented her Declaration of Conscience to warn Republican colleagues about the fallout from the relentless attacks of the loud-mouthed bully, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, in his ...
  • I was seriously p-irritated-ssed when the Republican-controlled Senate refused, with months left in his term of office, to consider President Obama’s candidate for the Supreme Court. But I do not want that legislative approach ...
  • Belfast residents, This is your ward clerk again with information on our upcoming November 3 election. There are many ways to vote, safely and securely. You may request an absentee ballot by mail, online, or in person at ...
  • A plague, potentially worse than coronavirus, is threatening our country. TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome, the irrational criticism or negative reaction to Trump with little regard towards actual policy positions or actions) ...
  • Would any parent take their child to an ice cream shop that features a few dozen flavors on the menu and tell them they can only get vanilla or chocolate? Surely not, unless they’re prepared to face a lot of protest ...
  • In a recent letter to the editor about being White in Camden (“Being White,” September 22), a writer referred to the highly tony crowd in fashionable Camden with their White privileges socializing in one of the town’s upscale ...
  • I am writing to express my strong support to re-elect Dave Miramant as state senator in our county, Senate District 12. I have known Dave personally for many years, and he has always demonstrated a sincere and lasting commitment ...
  • We are all getting tired of the large amount of written, viewed and audible noise surrounding the upcoming election. In truth, I hesitate to add my words. I hope my letter of support for Jan Dodge is as positive and as unbiased ...
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden is a moderate Democrat. He is a centrist, not a “flaming socialist” as his opponent claims. He understands that the majority of Americans and most in the Democratic Party want improvements ...
  • I met Chloe Maxmin when she came to my door back in 2018. She was running as representative for District 88. I invited her in, and we had a long conversation, probably too long since she had many visits to make. She spent ...
  • Waldo County’s current Senator, Erin Herbig of Belfast, has had a successful decade in Augusta because she is smart, conscientious, energetic and fair. Erin has, of course, become Belfast’s city manager and is not seeking re-election....
  • Citizens of Maine: You have the opportunity to make history this fall. Will you? You can elect a woman who is independent of both contentious parties and inspire the rest of the country to do likewise in the future. Lisa Savage ...
  • In remembering the late and exceptional Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I am reminded of her powerful words and example. She said, “If you want to be a true professional, you will do something to repair tears in your community ...
  • I am writing to ask you to support and vote for Valli Geiger for state representative for Rockland and Owls Head. As many of you know, I am not running for a fourth term — I have asked Valli to run. She and I share similar ...
  • I have known Chip Curry and his family for the 16 years I have lived in Belfast. I look up to him for reasons that have zero to do with politics. I consider him a decent and caring person, dedicated to his family and community....
  • I was terrified when I first got my cancer diagnosis. That was over 14 years ago and at this point I am still in remission. But today (September 22) I received news that shakes me to the core. It is news that we fear daily, news ...
  • Many people are justifiably angry and frustrated about their circumstances today and seem to need somebody to blame. It is often other people who act, look and think differently from them. But people different from us are not the primary ... 
  • New Hope for Women recently made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Pop Up Shop due to the pandemic. This event, a sale of women’s quality new and gently used clothing and accessories held in Rockland, raised ...
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