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Friday, May 25, 2018
  • When I first met Jan Dodge, Democratic candidate for Representative for the State House District 97, I was impressed with her energy and passion. At the time, she was in Augusta at least three times a week, attending hearings . . .
  • I’d like to applaud Mark Eves. He is the only gubernatorial candidate I have heard who has had the courage to state precisely and definitively . . .
  • I hope you all will vote in the primary Tuesday, June 12. One must be enrolled in their party by May 25 to be able to cast your vote. There are a lot of wonderful candidates vying for their party’s nomination for Governor . . .
  • I was at a meeting the other night and I had the good fortune to be introduced to Laura Fortman, candidate for State Senate in District 13, which includes most of Lincoln County. I was heartened by Laura’s genuine interest in me and her . . .
  • Jayne Crosby Giles will make an excellent representative in the Senate for all of us in Waldo County. Jayne has a wealth of experience working with the people of our area and an invaluable economic background. Open and receptive . . .
  • On the last Monday in May, Americans have, for the last 142 years, dedicated this day to the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country — who gave their life in service to each of us. . . .
  • The Endangered Species Act has faced dozens of legislative attacks in Congress recently, with the most recent one showing up in this year’s version of the Farm Bill. The latest proposal would allow pesticides to be approved without . . .
  • Erin Herbig is exactly the kind of person that we should have representing us in the crazy realm of politics. She has proven to be such a hard worker and to keep the needs of her constituents front and center. I love that she actually . . .
  • Progressives are defined by Webster’s as “believing in moderate social change and especially social improvement by governmental action.” Francis Perkins, a part-time local resident in Newcastle, was a progressive who pushed . . .
  • Dear Students, There have been the stirrings of a revolution led by the American children. Perhaps it began because we saw no change in the world and decided to make it. Perhaps it began because we were were tired of being killed . . .
  • A few weeks ago I attended a presentation at the Rockland Public Library about the Lincoln County Recovery Coalition. This is “a joint strategy by local Lincoln County Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Community Partners” to . . .
  • I invite all residents and businesses in Belfast to participate in a City Broadband Survey, which can be accessed at www.cityofbelfast.org/broadband. A few years ago, Belfast City Council inaugurated a Broadband Committee to study . . .
  • I first met Erin Herbig when she was heading up the first MaineFare under Maine Farmland Trust. We worked closely together that summer to align my organization, the Belfast Farmers’ Market, with this huge weekend-long event she . . .
  • The article on salmon food by Christine Parrish was interesting and explores many aspects of a complex industry. I had close contact with the early efforts to raise pan-sized salmon at Maine Sea Farms on Cape Rosier. . . .
  • The Come Spring Food Pantry in Union would like to thank the townspeople of Union and Appleton for their generous donation to the Mail Carrier Food Drive on May 12, 2018. We received 23 mail carrier totes filled with food . . .
  • Dear Christine, You have been a remarkable journalist for The Free Press and all of us these years. Your insightful, intelligent, informative coverage of topics from the mega LPG tank to secluded travel pieces have contributed greatly . . .
  • Rockland is on the rise. Our modest city is now an arts destination with some of the best restaurants in Maine. Tourists are drawn to its rugged coastal charm and the feel of a real working waterfront. The city’s economy is growing . . .
  • Good evening, and thank you for the opportunity to make this statement on behalf of our family business, Bixby & Company, LLC. We are strongly in favor of the continued welcoming of the passenger cruise ships, regardless of size . . .
  • Let’s give the cruise ship issue a thoughtful moratorium. Rockland deserves our best. Rockland has come a long way. As recently as 18 years ago, it boasted plywood display windows and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics . . .
  • It is with great pleasure that I endorse Jayne Giles for the Maine Senate. I was honored to work for Jayne for seven years, and I witnessed many times during those years as our MaineStream Finance CEO that she has a servant . . .
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