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Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Molly Luce is running a political campaign that is a breath of sunshine and hope. Every time I see one of her many cheerful bright-yellow campaign signs I smile. Her campaign slogan is “Born in Union, Lives in Hope,” and she means ...
  • Recently property owners in Union received their annualized tax bill which also included an unsigned flier from the town manager. Among several topics he stated that “sure as the sun rises tomorrow there is a vocal group who will not ...
  • The other day, a friend and fellow liberal was going on about the regrettable fact of her “white privilege,” and I told her that we have to stop beating ourselves up with that stick. Not to say we don’t feel guilt, I added, and told her a little ...
  • The U.S. has faced many challenging and grave events throughout our history. As I contemplated 9/11 this year, I thought about our present situation 19 years later. September 11, 2001: 2,977 people died, and more than 6,000 others ...
  • As he runs to represent District 11 in the Maine Senate, Colonel Duncan Milne is trying as hard as he can to convince voters that he is the strongest candidate for those who care about our military. From his fliers to his Facebook posts ...
  • The death of Justice Ginsburg, though not unexpected, was another gut punch following on the heels of another American hero, John Lewis. The similarities are striking and the loss of both adds another layer of grief and anxiety ...
  • Four years of endless outrageous wickedness by the current president has set my 100-year-old mind into a plunge. I have lived through 25 presidential elections, and this time disbelief has nearly won. I have been sustained, barely ...
  • I am going to support Sara Gideon in the upcoming election. She is young, has fresh ideas, and also has years of legislative experience, most recently as Speaker of the Maine House. We need a woman in the U.S. Senate who wants to ...
  • Our president is purposefully stirring up a tempest. I have been shaken by his bitter tone, his dark vision of 12 more years in office, his calling on citizens to vote twice, and his insistence that if he were somehow to lose, that would ...
  • These are the times that try our souls, times of collisions between the forces of division and unity. This worst of times creates opportunities to make the best of times for unity. Meanwhile, we must deal with a president who, with his ...
  • My father, Nathan Riser (1920–2006), volunteered for the U.S. Navy shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He served in the Pacific as a member of an epidemiological unit of the Navy Medical Corps ...
  • A recent visit to Waldo County General Hospital has engendered an intense feeling of gratitude for this community institution. What is the magic ingredient that makes this place so special? My 87-year-old savvy aunt telephoned ...
  • I have been associated with Dave Miramant both personally and professionally for over 15 years. Dave worked part-time for us at Downeast Air in Owls Head where he bases his glider operation. He also rents space from us ...
  • Bill Pluecker brought something special to the table when he took office almost two years ago. He and his family had operated Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren for 14 years. They helped provide the community with healthy food ...
  • I am a proud resident of Lincoln County. As someone who cares deeply about our neighbors, please consider voting for someone I am honored to support — Chloe Maxmin. I got to know Chloe when I was working on a handful ...
  • I am writing in support of Jan Dodge and her re-election to serve in Maine House District 97, for Belfast, Northport and Waldo. She cares deeply about the citizens she represents, and this motivates her to work hard on their behalf....
  • On November 3, I will vote for Chloe Maxmin for State Senate in District 13 because Chloe listens and has a proven track record of concern, compassion and action. Born and raised in Nobleboro, she knows the issues that really affect ...
  • I attended Chip Curry’s campaign announcement on a blustery day in Belfast on March 7. It was freezing cold outside, but the energy in the room was running high with his spirited, genuine platform. He talked specifically about meeting ...
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