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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • An important bill was recently passed by the Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives, but it wasn’t mentioned in local media and just barely nationwide, and yet it affects an important natural resource . . .
  • Round the Mountain Campaign—
    Land trusts launch public phase of campaign by announcing $100,000 matching challenge for Mirror Lake watershed conservation . . .
  • “Sal’s Birthday Bash” fundraiser for the St. George Ambulance Service on August 26 was a big success. I would like to thank the St. George Fire Department for the use of their tents and facilities, the Monday Night Jam musicians . . .
  • On Tuesday, September 26, at about 1:30 p.m. I again went down to the Rockland Public Landing to see what the situation was regarding the second arrival of the cruise ship Vision of the Seas. As you may recall, the first visit by . . .
  • Midcoast Conservancy Upgrades Septic Systems Around Damariscotta Lake—
    With a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, Midcoast Conservancy is helping residents around Damariscotta Lake to repair or replace their septic systems and protect the lake from untreated wastewater. Through a survey . . .
  • The Rockland Harbor Trail Committee celebrated their annual Hug the Harbor Coastal Cleanup. It was another successful year. The day started at the picturesque Sail, Power and Steam Museum. Our gracious host Captain Sharpe . . .
  • Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest Draws Huge Crowd—
    The Camden Snow Bowl played host to a huge crowd during the second annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30. The Fest is produced by Baxter Outdoors, Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine . . .
  • Another Tweet and angry voices rage in opposition to each other once more. The latest furor, for the moment, relates to kneeling. The definition of kneeling is that of bending a knee or knees to the ground. Differing emotions swirl around . . .
  • There’s a lot to love about Rockland. That’s what Rockland Heart & Soul’s volunteers are learning through their interviews with hundreds of local residents, visitors and people who work in Rockland. . . .
  • Politics is a game the U.S. cannot afford to play, whatever the issues on that particular game board may be (health care, the Korean nuclear program, immigration, education, employment, etc.). It doesn’t matter the issues, because . . .
  • I agree with Mac Deford that the formative experiences of Vietnam during our youth shaped our outlook on many levels. My two tours (1970-72) in the Central Highlands were on the back end of the war, when our army was literally . . .
  • After 25 years of use by the greater Camden community, the large play structure on the Elm Street School playground will be replaced with a new structure. As this beloved fixture retires, Children’s House Montessori School . . .
  • Hurricane Clean-Up Reports from Texas and Florida—
    Reporting from hurricane clean-up efforts in Texas and Florida by Lewiston businessman John A. Cordts, and Vinalhaven resident and Free Press columnist Georgeanne Davis.
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