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Friday, January 19, 2018
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  • Mr. Trump’s decision to open up over 90 percent of the outer continental shelf to oil drilling is totally consistent with every move he’s made that would affect our environment. He will tell us we need both the jobs and the oil and . . .
  • My intention with this letter is to address comments made [last week’s letters] in response to my [Jan. 4] letter on the supposed opioid crisis in Maine. It is not meant to weigh The Free Press with a continued back and forth on any . . .
  • On Monday morning, January 8, I went off the road. The roads were slippery and I was driving slowly. Another driver was quite close to my bumper so when it appeared safe, I pulled over to let them pass. Unfortunately, my wheels . . .
  • Eric Greiner’s question, “So where’s the crisis?” reflects a lack of research and understanding into the extent of how farreaching this problem of opioid addiction is. Measuring the crisis by the number of opioid-related deaths in . . .
  • President Trump’s statements last week objecting to immigrants from “shithole countries” (statements confirmed by Senators Durbin and Graham) were deeply offensive, appallingly ignorant, and profoundly racist. They were, however . . .
  • Responding to Eric Greiner’s letter to the editor of January 4 on treatment of drug addiction, and to others who might share his point of view, I doubt that appealing to compassion within all of us for people in dire need might counter . . .
  • New Hope for Women would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful businesses and individuals who recently participated in our holiday adoption program. This program has been happening for many years and elicits incredible . . .
  • Our beloved Gov’nah, Paula Page (curse you, Eliot Cutler – twice), sees our fiduciary problems as having been caused by the large numbers of people receiving assistance in one form or another, and points with alarm at alleged . . .
  • Someone who has worked, lived and contributed as a small businessman in Maine for over 30 years. Someone who understands being middle-class in Maine. Someone I can relate to. A candidate who has pledged to not take money . . .
  • Camden Area Christian Food Pantry Expands Its Building—
    The Camden Area Christian Food Pantry is proud to announce its “Winter Ground Breaking” for our new addition at 128 Mount Battie Street, Camden, Maine. Despite this incredibly cold season, our contractors were able to dig . . .
  • Twice a year West Bay Rotary, through its charitable foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the town of Lincolnville. The most recent recipients received . . .
  • 63 Washington Street in Camden Is Closing—
    After serving the com- munity’s aging seniors for nearly 120 years, Sixty-Three Washington Street in Camden is closing its doors. With a capacity for six residents, the board of Sixty-Three Washington Street . . .
  • On Wednesday, January 17, a meeting at the town offices in Union to vote on a vague proposal by Penquis to turn the Thompson Community Center over to them for low-cost housing was postponed due to snow until Saturday . . .
  • If you read one book this year, let it be “A World of Three Zeros,” by Muhammad Yunus. The author explains that our economic framework is dominated by the myth that people act from self-interest alone. Instead we must . . .
  • Just when you think we’ve hit rock bottom, a lower level rears its ugly head and you wonder how low can the people in this country go? Sick to my stomach does not describe how I felt when I read the reason for Senator Maker’s . . .
  • As MLK stated so eloquently in his last speech, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal,” and that time is now. We are faced not just with a president whose erratic behavior leads one to believe that he is not too stable . . .
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