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Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • Ed. Note: Following is the AMA’s June 26 letter to Congress, which was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Though Sen. McConnell pulled the bill at the last minute on Tuesday . . .
  • Not having enough money to buy groceries or a support network to obtain easy access to nutritious food is increasingly common among older adults. Many individuals face retirement choosing between buying medications or milk . . .
  • We find it beyond comprehension that on June 13, 2017, Maine’s senate voted to continue hiding sections of Maine’s constitution from public view. In rejecting LD 428 — an Amendment to Article X of the Constitution of Maine . . .
  • Last Wednesday, Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) presented for abutter review and comment their Camden Route 1 North reconstruction and widening plan. Given the scenic economic importance of this stretch, dialog is . . .
  • In October 1965, President Johnson summed up the stakes in signing the Clean Air and Solid Waste Disposal Act: “Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, America has been systematically polluting the environment. We have now . . ."
  • Now is the time for all good men and women to re-read the Declaration of Independence and come to the aid of their country, in the light of recent developments. We the people are facing an administration unlike that asserted by our . . .
  • The words “Obstruction of justice” generally refer to a common cultural condition — loss or encroachment of human rights. However, recently these words have fallen on darker meanings: political uncertainty and confusion. Those words . . .
  • I strongly hope that our legislature will quickly implement Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for the 2018 elections for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, and for state primaries. As a state, we have voted for RCV this past November, and our . . .
  • I’d like to add my name to the list of Democrats who decry the U.S. departure from the Paris climate accord. Our withdrawal from this agreement is disgraceful, irresponsible and shameful. All credible science confirms that climate . . .
  • New Small Furry Friend Needed—
    The woman whose dog Buddy (pictured above with her) was killed when she was injured while in her wheelchair in a hit-and-run accident on South Main Street in Rockland on May 21 is looking for a new little dog (“fur baby”) to ride with her . . .
  • Progress in Addressing Midcoast Drug Addiction Epidemic—
    Thank you to The Free Press for publishing the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition column titled “Watching Our Community Burn” on June 15. Attached is a more accurate graph of the U.S. drug overdose death rates from 1980 to 2016 than . . .
  • On behalf of the board of directors of Rockland Main Street, Inc., I want to express sincere appreciation to all those who attended or participated in this year’s Downtown Summer Solstice Celebration Street Party & Dock Party on . . .
  • The Town of Bristol manages some of the most impressive coastline along the shores of Maine. They have been blessed with a beautiful sandy beach, fun boat launch sites and the quintessential rocky coast of Maine. A long time . . .
  • Following up on Waldoboro’s recent referendum voting, I want to take a moment to express my deep gratitude to those voters who supported me as a candidate for the Waldoboro Select Board this spring. While we didn’t win this time . . .
  • On behalf of the Friends of the Rockland Public Library (FRPL) I would like to thank the many people who contributed to the success of our annual Rockland Public Library Book, Plant and Bake Sale, held on June 10, 2017. . . .
  • The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, is preparing to celebrate an anniversary. Next year, 2018, will be the 200th anniversary of the building of the stately church structure that resides at 104 Church Street in Belfast. . . .
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