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Friday, October 19, 2018
  • I have attended several meetings with Bill Pluecker in attendance. What has most impressed me is how Bill listens. Not only does he listen to those of us at his events, but he shares with us what he hears when he knocks on doors. He hears his . . .
  • Between 1714 and 1818, educated Americans like Washington, Adams, Monroe and Jefferson provided the intellectual change that propelled the America colonies from being a distant backwater into a leader in the fields of moral . . .
  • Dear Senator Collins, You have accused some of your constituents of trying to “bribe” you with money to influence your vote. . . .
  • What a wonderful job Paula Sutton is doing for Knox County. . . .
  • I’m writing to express my support for Erin Herbig for state senator in District 11. There are too many reasons to list in a short letter, but let’s start with her state representative record in support of job-training programs, student-debt relief, health . . .
  • Trying to understand points of view that oppose mine leads to questions about their logic. Such as, if the Pro-life folk really wanted to stop abortion, wouldn’t they hand out condoms or information about birth control methods at every rally? . . .
  • A prescient editorial in last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal pertaining to the Kavanaugh nomination raises the concept of “presumed guilt.” This illustrates a fundamental shift in American democracy. Although the accuser, Ford, has no corroborating . . .
  • I’m appalled by how Senator Collins is handling the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination. I can’t believe she hasn’t already said she would vote No. First of all, he’s not qualified. Then, of course, Trump chose him to ensure his backing . . .
  • America is morally bankrupt — and our complacency is destroying us. President James Garfield made this statement in 1877, and I believe it holds true today: “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their . . ."
  • I was rereading “Fire and Fury” when Bob Woodward’s “Fear” arrived. “Fear” is a record of conversations overheard in the Trump White House. Several things struck me. 1. Because “Fear” records actual conversations there is a lot of f this and f that. . . .
  • As long as I can remember, I have understood that a library is, in many ways, the heart of a community. Libraries ensure that all our citizens have free, open access to our shared culture and heritage, which is ever more important at this time. . . .
  • In response to City Councilor Mike Hurley’s letters in our local newspapers recently, I would like first to offer accurate information on some points he brought up and then to question the legitimacy of the approval process so far. . . .
  • Much has been printed in this newspaper by some who fervently want Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court and by some who are equally convinced that his appointment would be disastrous to their interests. I am in this . . .
  • Many of us know, respect, and believe in what Anne Beebe-Center — “Pinny” — is doing for all of us in Rockland and Owls Head, serving District 93 in the Maine Legislature. But probably few of us know of all that she undertakes, successfully . . .
  • Both candidates for Maine Senate District 11 are native Mainers who grew up in Waldo County. Both have experience in the Maine House of Representatives. Erin Herbig has served four terms, and has reached her term limit. . . .
  • I hope you will continue to support Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Let me give you my reasons. First I am very suspect of the 11th hour sabotage. It is especially upsetting after the way Senator Susan Collins was bribed . . .
  • I have known Erin Herbig for over a decade. We worked together at a local restaurant when she came back to Belfast from college to be a part of our hometown community. She, like myself, was born and raised here, and has deep family roots . . .
  • I have just seen a brief video clip of Senator Susan Collins stating that she can’t see why Dr. Blasey Ford can’t be ready to testify by Monday. Frankly, I am horrified. Does Senator Collins understand that this woman has been receiving . . .
  • I am putting my full support behind Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center this November because she represents my values and beliefs. She is a strong advocate for the working class, the less advantaged, the rights of women, and our environment . . .
  • In last week’s letters in The Free Press, Joan Welsh challenged the assertion of Camden/Rockport’s current State Representative, Owen Casas, that “being an Independent makes him more effective” in the Legislature. Joan didn't make . . .
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