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Monday, October 19, 2020
  • These are clearly divisive times for American health and environmental initiatives. Just look at how politicized public health is in the face of a pandemic and the approval process of potential drugs and vaccines. Waldo County has ...
  • Six months ago I decided to play it safe by limiting exposure to public gatherings and wearing a mask — due to both self-interest and an intention to provide some ease to others who fear catching the virus. One derisive ...
  • Might this be the time to recognize how we are all in this together? A philosophy of figuring it out for yourselves comes with dismissal of caring for those facing deep needs. The collective “we” of the past have not been planning ...
  • This is a letter to all the angry, hardworking people I imagine living behind the Trump signs on lawns near me. I wish I could talk to you. I’m tired of hearing politicians on the news repeat formulas, and I want to hear from people ...
  • I’m asking Waldo County voters to support Chip Curry for Maine State Senate. I’ve known Chip since our kids were at Belfast Area Children’s Center. Chip and his wife have dedicated their careers to education. He really cares about ...
  • When Chloe Maxmin decided to run for State Senate, many of us wondered: “How in the world are we ever going to replace her?” After I reached out to Chris Hamilton about the challenges and opportunities in Jefferson village, Chris ...
  • Why is Maine so attractive to born-elsewhere politicians? It’s not as if we can’t grow our own. Senator Angus King hails from Virginia and went to law school there. Early in this current election cycle former Obama administration ...
  • Our cherished leader has lost confidence in America, the republic. What will it take to restore the confidence of the electorate? Now that he has unequivocally stated that if things do not favor his continuation as the leader ...
  • While we debate the composition of our nation’s Supreme Court, there can be no debate about the supreme suffering taking place in our nation’s factory farms. Recent undercover investigations show male baby chicks suffocated in plastic ... 
  • In regard to recent Free Press letters to the editor and to unfortunate utterances by Donald Trump, my father was in the Air Force in World War II, and he was shot down behind fascist lines in Croatia. Nazi collaborators in Croatia had the  ...
  • Have you read that more than a few people are concerned about what President Trump will do between now and Election Day? For three years it has been impossible for Donald Trump’s closest advisors to determine what he will do ...
  • Democrats have spent the last week mourning the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Soon, however, they’ll have to figure out what to do about the crisis that now looms. During the Obama administration ...
  • “Sal’s Birthday Bash” Fill the Boot and birthday parade was a success despite not being able to have the public supper this year. The event raised nearly $3,000 and a good time was had by all who participated. Sally would like to thank ...
  • That wedding in Millinocket seems to have become a “global event” in the spreading of the coronavirus. Maybe if the presiding pastor actually practiced what he preaches, the words “love thy neighbor” might have occurred to him and ...
  • This November, we will be voting for a new state representative for the district of Rockland and Owls Head. Whether or not we have already decided on our candidate, we all have thoughts on this important decision. So, “what’s best ...”
  • It is notable that after Napoleon was deposed and sent into exile, he was able to escape from exile and return to gather a sizable contingent of followers who still supported him, sold their souls to him, and were willing if necessary ...
  • We entrust our elected officials with certain obligations and decisions, and we vote for those whose values and commitment to our community align with our own, but I would, and literally have, trusted Senator Dave Miramant with my life ...
  • What’s the Hurry!
  • Another attempt of the media to smear President Trump has failed. But some of your readers fail to do their homework before they state untrue claims. Twenty five named sources, many present in person, including John Bolton, have ...
  • On Saturday, September 19, in Rockland, Maine, in the middle of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, and the day after the death of one of the great voices for human dignity of our time, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a small gathering of ...
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