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Sunday, September 27, 2020
  • A friend of going-on-20-years talked with me about several recent events that have left him puzzled and concerned, encounters with fellow citizens the likes of which he has never encountered in his 80-plus years growing up, being educated ...
  • While shopping in Reny’s basement, over the summer, I had a conversation with a couple, pushing two carts, stacked high with pillows, dishes, towels, toiletries, paper goods, games, candles, blankets and lots of Trappist jam jars....
  • As a child, I learned to understand, appreciate, respect and love the woods, shores and habitats of New England. I am deeply concerned about our human impacts on forests, oceans, mountains, uplands and wetlands. I was ...
  • On more than one ocassion, I was quietly reprimanded by a foreman for not taking credit for a solution, because my coworkers came up with the solution to a problem. As the man in charge, I was expected to. But it was a matter ...
  • My mother, father, uncles and aunts were Republicans. It was the political framework of my youth. It makes sense based on their shared past. During the WWII years my father was infantry, Army Corp of Engineers; his sister was a ...
  • I am voting for Chip Curry, representing Waldo County, for state senator. I first met Chip over 10 years ago when we were both part of the Maskers’ summer musical “Carousel.” What I was drawn to was Chip’s kind, steady direction for ...
  • On August 17, 28 cases of COVID infection were reported in people who had attended the East Millinocket wedding just 10 days earlier. As the science tells us, COVID can show up within two weeks of exposure even if there are ...
  • I encourage any homeowners upset about recent Rockland property revaluations to attend the September 14 City Council meeting and speak up for the Elderly Tax Deferral program proposed by Councilor Nate Davis. It is a state-authorized ...
  • Chloe Maxmin is committed to a 100% positive campaign. The negativity of politics turns us all away at a moment when we need our leaders to be courageous enough to focus on how they will serve the public. Politics is intertwined with ...
  • Thank you, Hidden Valley Nature Center! COVID-19 brought my wife’s and my long anticipated holiday of birds and nature exploration in Argentina to an abrupt, military-lockdown-driven end. We were exploring the Andes when the ...
  • There will be a debate on September 11 at 7 p.m. among the four U.S. Senate candidates: Collins, Gideon, and the two independents, Max Linn and Lisa Savage. Lisa has been gaining with her fundraising and has over 200 endorsements....
  • Full disclosure, I’ve known Jan Dodge as a neighbor and friend for over a decade. You may have seen Jan this summer, mowing the island on the corner of Waldo Avenue and Vine Street. This is just what Jan does: takes a ...
  • Chip Curry was one of the first people I met when I moved to Belfast 11 years ago. He reached out to me, a stranger, because he likes and believes in other people. He especially believes in strong families and that education is an ...
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