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Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • I am a Belfast City Council member and I voted to change the Belfast Water District land’s zoning to include aquaculture and allow Nordic Aquafarms (NA) to submit an application. That process is still under way. Without the zoning change . . .
  • Central Maine Power (CMP) is pushing for a huge transmission line that would cross large areas of Maine’s undeveloped North Woods, including the famous Kennebec Gorge. The line would allow Hydro-Quebec, a government-owned . . .
  • I have been frustrated by your silence to questions I have asked in an email sent to you four times regarding the nomination of Mr. Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — three times to your office in Maine and once hand delivered to your . . .
  • Please take seriously the welfare of the country and the implicit need to vote against the current Supreme Court nominee. It has been appalling that the U.S. Senate has moved to a simple majority vote for such important positions, especially . . .
  • Hey, “Free Press” and readers, you are rapidly approaching a monoculture. There is almost no diversity of political discussion in these pages. In a tabloid that weekly features a column with the attached cartoon of an exploding Governor LePage . . .
  • In response to Chamber of Commerce executive director Steve Ryan’s letter in our local newspapers recently I would like to add a few points that also need consideration. Mr. Ryan’s letter opens with a statement that there has been passionate . . .
  • So, the NorthernRain Band concert and Liberation Institute charity fundraiser and silent auction held on August 26, what a great night. First of all we need to thank all of the great businesses who were gracious enough to get behind such an amazing . . .
  • As opponents of the Nordic Aquafarms proposal, we believe it is reckless for the press, law enforcement and elected officials to speculate that anyone in our group vandalized Alan Holmes’ tractor on city property. There is no evidence whatsoever . . .
  • On August 8, 2016, Senator Susan Collins wrote this in the Washington Post: “I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical . . .
  • There are many issues to be concerned about and many problems that cry for active citizen involvement these days. But few rival the long-term benefits we could enjoy if Mainers took the lead in adopting a single-payer system of . . .
  • I believe that the Belfast city councilors have the best intentions regarding the Nordic Aquafarms agreement. The increased tax revenue could be used for many improvements. However, I would rather see this tax revenue come from a . . .
  • New Hope’s Pop-Up Shop Raises More than $15,000—
    More than $15,000 was raised during the “New Hope’s Pop-Up Shop” through their VIP opening on August 20 and the open-to-the-public days on August 21 and 22 at the Yellow Barn in Rockland. The VIP event included special guest . . .
  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 West Bay Rotary Chowder Challenge. West Bay Rotary would like to thank the Rotarians and their families who worked the event, all of their sponsors, and of course all who attended and helped . . .
  • On behalf of the Friends of Rockland Public Library (FRPL) I would like to thank the many people who contributed to the success of our fourth annual Rockland Public Library Tag Sale, held on August 18, 2018. We received an amazing . . .
  • The 2018 Camden High School Alumni Association Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Sponsors, Scholarship Donors and Auction Donors for their generous contributions to the 113th Camden High School . . .
  • Make no mistake: the Trump loyalist or “Trump base” will always be that whether Mr. Trump remains president or not; whether he suddenly quits to play golf in Scotland; whether he secretly flies to Moscow to take sanctuary from the . . .
  • There’s only 60 days before the most important election in our lifetime. We are living in a most pivotal time in American history. There was a major shift in the political climate of our Nation in the Presidential Election of 2016, the result of . . .
  • Having sent letters and phone messages to Susan Collins’s office without any apparent effect, I am appealing to the media to make clear that many informed citizens of Maine, Democrats and Republicans alike, are appalled at Trump’s . . .
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