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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • In the first couple of years after 9/11, more people died from its polluting aftereffects than died on that day. Donald Trump may even have shown up to voice his support for rescue efforts. As this letter goes to print many people are still ...
  • The incompetence of Nordic Aquafarms never ceases to amaze. This time Nordic’s incompetence surfaced in a September 3 Republican Journal editorial entitled “Our news coverage is not for sale.” The editorial describes attempts ...
  • retrain the brain
    our anger — contain
  • The leading article on the front page of the August 25th edition of The Free Press was titled “Book Drop for Democracy.” Included in the words to the Pledge of Allegiance is the word “republic.” In Article IV Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution ...
  • My father was a pacifist who nevertheless wanted to play his part in defeating Hitler and fascism. He signed up for the Army Medical Corps. There was nothing in it for him personally. I guess he was a sucker. My mother enrolled as a ...
  • Dear Susan: After ordering three American flags, the Gettysburg Flag Works gave me the following message ...
  • Whether you are in the “Dump Trump” camp or are enthusiastically luxuriating in the prospect of existing in the swill and excrement of “Trump’s Dump” for another four years, it is with great pleasure and honor to announce that our pale-faced ...
  • Mainers are lucky this November, we have the chance to vote for someone running for U.S. Senate who truly represents people, not corporate profits . Lisa Savage, who is running as an Independent, is a candidate who consistently ...
  • I am writing to support Duncan Milne of Liberty for Waldo County State Senate. Duncan is an excellent choice with 25 years of service as a U.S. Marine, retiring as a colonel. Duncan grew up in Maine along with his wife, Therese....
  • “By no accident does the tyrant found his powers on the mob.” The mob transcends its leaders and becomes a single wild happy “thing that through delirious social self approval discards all neocortical inhibition. To describe a mob ...”
  • Recently I have seen a number of people wearing face coverings declaring, “2020 Sucks.” Indeed, it’s a difficult time in an overwhelming number of ways. We have deep political division between Red and Blue, and deep social division ...
  • I have a bone to pick. But I’m not sure whom to pick it with. And if you have a problem with a sentence ending in a preposition, you can see me later.

    In early July, on the lam from North Jersey, my wife and I having been freed ...
  • Mr. Zierden’s letter (September 8) asked “What’s Going On?” regarding the harassment his elderly friend and others are now experiencing. Unfortunately, these reprehensible occurrences are all too common since Bunker Boy commandeered ...
  • Mr. Zierden, My father always told me there are a lot more horses’ hind ends than there are horses....
  • Like so many Americans I am frustrated by politics in this country. Instead of complaining, I am stepping forward to try to make a difference. I am a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives in District 88 ...
  • When Chloe Maxmin came to Westport Island recently to speak to local residents about her campaign for state Senate she had many good ideas, but what struck me most was that she was actually interested in hearing from us, the citizens....
  • I have noticed that our numbers for COVID-19 have been going up. As of September 3 there were 33 cases in Knox County. Is it my imagination or have the numbers gone up since people from away have been visiting? I was downtown ...
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