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Friday, October 19, 2018
  • I’ve been on the fence about Senator Susan Collins through the years. There have been times when she seemed ready to stand on her own good judgment and vote on an issue after clearly thinking it through and discarding . . .
  • Some think the upcoming election of Belfast City Councilors is a referendum. Maybe in some ways it is. I remember a past referendum when Belfast was very divided over a Walmart in Belfast that would have sacrificed local businesses . . .
  • Looking at the Belfast City Council slate of Jim, Ellie, and Joanne I had a few thoughts. Their three perspectives are remarkably similar. Because they walk the same narrow paths and speak to the same people who agree with them . . .
  • I’m delighted we have real choices in this year’s election to the Belfast City Council. Joanne Moesswilde is on the ballot for Ward 2; Ellie Daniels in Ward 1 and Jim Merkel in Ward 5 are write-in candidates. There are those who are trying . . .
  • My final term on the Belfast City Council was Mary Mortier’s first term. She quickly gained a reputation among the rest of us as being the most-prepared councilor at any meeting, often going far beyond the material furnished us . . .
  • It sure seems that the only thing we have left to counter this blatant attack on our democracy is our right to vote. The spectacle we witnessed in the confirmation hearings will forever be a stain on our democracy. The sight of 11 old, white . . .
  • Senator Collins, Dr. Ford KNEW her attacker. It is disingenuous for you to suggest otherwise. . . .
  • I am a psychotherapist with almost 50 years of experience. To be a good therapist, one should first address one’s own woundedness. In other words, a good therapist knows how to help you heal because they first have successfully traveled . . .
  • I was deeply disappointed in Senator Susan Collins’ decision to vote yes on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but I was appalled by the speech she gave to defend her decision. Collins’ defense of Brett Kavanugh . . .
  • Senator Susan Collins deserves special praise. In the face of withering criticism and, at times, wholly inappropriate personal attacks, she did what a moral senator should do in the Supreme Court appointment process – fairly determine . . .
  • The Rockland Energy Advisory Committee is in the early stages of developing an energy policy for the City of Rockland. To that end, on September 26, the committee hosted a well-attended community energy forum at City Hall at . . .
  • The entire judiciary committee missed the purpose of the hearings: to determine the qualifications of the nominee. Regardless of his guilt or innocence in the matter of Dr. Ford, he certainly showed us all that he has neither the detachment . . .
  • I’m voting for Vicki Doudera for State Representative because she understands our local businesses and what they need. Vicki and Ed started a successful lodging business, owned another, and Vicki has been active in our Chamber of . . .
  • At this divisive time in our country, integrity and honesty seem sadly lacking from many politicians and from political discourse. But here in Waldo County, running to represent District 97, Belfast, Northport and Waldo is a genuine person of grit . . .
  • I am just one of many who are grateful to have Stanley Paige Zeigler as my Representative in Augusta and hope that he is re-elected! The towns he serves in District 96 are Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and . . .
  • With so many seats to fill in state, county and local government, and all the trouble we have filling positions, I wonder why the race for House District 94 so frequently forces me to choose between people I not only respect, but also like . . .
  • What’s more important than your family’s safety and security, and our fundamental rights? Nothing! As the former Sheriff of Knox County, I know that protecting the people of Maine and guarding their freedoms are priorities of utmost . . .
  • We are retirees, proud parents of four and grandparents of six. Like so many Mainers, we care deeply and worry about whether our family and yours will have futures with good jobs and fair benefits, clean air and water, educational . . .
  • We folk in District 88 have the good fortune of electing Chloe Maxmin of Nobleboro to the Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 6. Chloe was raised on a Maine farm, as was I. My take is that Chloe well learned the many . . .
  • Many of us in our community are concerned about the ever-increasing burden of property taxes on homeowners and renters. For example, education funding makes up about 80% of each town’s property tax — a rising result of the state’s . . .
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