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Monday, April 24, 2017
  • This letter is in response to Jan Anderson’s letter in the April 6, 2017 issue of The Free Press. In regard to the cause of drug addiction, I agree completely that “emptiness, loneliness, estrangement from family and community . . .
  • The U.S. Congress is about to debate current budget proposals. The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to be cut by 31 percent and its climate research funding completely eliminated. The White House insists that saving . . .
  • Rockland should be proud of its recent statement to the world. The City Council, with the support of hundreds of citizens as well as Rockland community organizations, congregations and businesses, approved a statement . . .
  • They emailed, they phoned, and they drove to Bangor and Augusta, all in an effort to schedule a local town hall with Senator Susan Collins. Midcoast Maine Indivisible (MCMI) waited almost two-and-a-half months, then forged ahead . . .
  • The rise of anti-immigrant fervor in the United States in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency has caused me to question the application of the most basic of American principles, like the idea that all men are . . .
  • A proposed anti-immigrant bill by Rep. Lockman, LD 366, requires our local sheriffs and police officers to act as immigration agents, and towns and counties who do not comply will be punished. This would not make us safer. . . .
  • On Thursday, April 20, in Augusta, the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee will have a hearing on Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R-Amherst) bill LD 366, “An Act To Ensure Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and . . .
  • Listening to the reports of Syrians dashing home in the wake of the chemical attack to find their entire families gasping desperately for a last breath that never comes, I found myself applauding the United States’ response. . . .
  • HR 366, “An Act to Insure Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities,” will have a hearing before the Judiciary Committee at the State House in Augusta at noon on Thursday, April 20. . . .
  • It was truly an honor to sit at the hearing in Augusta on the upcoming death with dignity bills. Similar bills, pioneered by Oregon almost 20 years ago, are now becoming law, state by state, as public opinion slowly changes. Sitting there . . .
  • Help Find Pippin—
    Pippin is our 14-year-old, 16-pound female Jack Russell Terrier. She was lost from our home on Iron Tree Street off Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston on Sunday, April 2 around 7:30 p.m. She was last seen and nearly . . .
  • In a sense, this letter is my petition to the government (both federal and state) for a redress of grievances, one at least. My observation over the course of my life, nearly seven decades, is that in every moment of my living . . .
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