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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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  • The handwriting has been on the wall for years. In a preamble to a paper published in a medical journal in 1999, I wrote, “Anyone who doubts the importance of medical terminology need only consider the consequences of . . ."
  • On the morning of September 6, heading to my car from a Union Street business, I was enveloped in a clearly visible cloud of pesticide! It was a gusty morning, and the spray drifted in a cloud across the street, through the parking area . . .
  • Rockland has changed enough over the past 20 years to make some longtime residents feel as though they do not recognize their own city, no longer belong, and miss lost places where they felt comfortable. Many new arrivals to Rockland . . .
  • The Town of Waldoboro is, if nothing else, an interesting place.… After several years of seemingly futile efforts to rid ourselves of … [the former town manager] … and having hired a new Town Manager this spring, we now have the . . .
  • Midcoast Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Damariscotta urges a Yes vote on Question 2 on this year’s ballot in order to extend Medicaid to over 70,000 Maine citizens who do not now have health insurance. . . .
  • Belfast Area Friends Meeting is one of 14 Quaker meetings in the Vassalboro Quarter (Quaker region) in Maine, and we join with these other meetings to endorse the effort to extend Medicaid to over 70,000 low-income Maine citizens . . .
  • How long would Obama have survived if he had carried on like the man we have elected to lead our nation? If you are not amused by President Trump’s inability to grip reality, you are probably one of the 60 million honest, hard-working . . .
  • On November 7 we will be voting for Samantha Paradis to be mayor of Belfast. We have worked with Samantha for a year and a half on the Aging Well in Waldo County committee which she initiated and facilitates. She has led the . . .
  • Let us stop the cultural divide . . .
  • During my two terms on City Council I had the opportunity to work with Mayor Walter Ash, and observe how he fulfilled his office. The position of mayor encompasses much more than the televised Council meetings and the ribbon-cuttings . . .
  • Right now it is hard to know what’s going on with our health insurance system. A few days ago, Trump announced yet more actions designed to undermine people’s access to health care. I think the Affordable Care Act (ACA) . . .
  • Recently, Emera Maine has experienced a number of incidents with logging and farming machinery coming close to or having contact with power lines. Situations like these can potentially have tragic consequences. There is nothing more . . .
  • Missing Dog in Hope—
    I’m asking for your help to find my dog Copper. He went missing over two weeks ago. Copper is a 14-year-old Redtick/Pointer mix. He is red-and-white brindle, with large red patches. He was last spotted on Barrett Hill Road . . .
  • In Scott Pruitt’s ideal world, polluters have total control of America’s energy and environmental policy. That is a disaster for Maine, which is not only downwind from many of those polluters, but is also blessed with abundant . . .
  • We need to talk about guns. It is a topic fraught with emotion. Here is a simple fact: America is the leader in the world in gun-related deaths. Events like the Las Vegas massacre happen with a frequency that is horrific. There is no guarantee . . .
  • Dear Senator Collins, I have called your Augusta and DC offices so often, I’m on a first-name basis with some of your aids. I have called many times to say, “Thank You!” for your courage in standing up for your constituents, as well as . . .
  • Belfast has made great progress in recent years, but there are still challenges that need to be met, and new opportunities that need to be seized. Housing, energy, the needs of our aging population and other issues need to be . . .
  • The Saltwater Artists Gallery in Pemaquid had their last day of the 2017 season on October 9. All the artists would like to thank all their wonderful customers. The participating artists this season were . . .
  • During the month of October, the Belfast Co-op devotes their “Common Cents” program to the Belfast Soup Kitchen. The “Common Cents” program helps support local organizations. This month, if customers round up their purchases . . .
  • The CLC YMCA announced the launch of its 2017 Annual Fund Drive in early July. This year’s theme is “Our Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause.” Funds raised through the annual drive provide an extraordinary opportunity to ensure . . .
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