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Stop the Violence rally in Rockland Aug. 6
Sun, 08/04/2019 - 1:15pm
We've seen the headlines this morning. We've posted our thoughts and prayers on Facebook. But we know Facebook is not enough. We know thoughts and prayers are not enough. We're taking this public. We gather at Park and Main at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, in Rockland, to lend our voices in public outrage against a violent wave of white supremacist mass shootings across the United States. We rally to publicly witness the anti-immigrant violence of innocent children in cages. We raise our voices...
Public invited to discuss more than just fish
Camden Select Board to consider local dams, Megunticook watershed, climate change, healthy oceans
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 5:15pm
I have been truly inspired and excited by all the messages I’ve been receiving from community members who want to talk about fish in Camden harbor and Megunticook Lake and River. After living most of my life in Camden, I’m embarrassed to say how little I paid attention to the world just below the surface, but it has been wonderful to start tapping into so much knowledge that exists within the community. We have invited Nate Gray, a scientist with the sea run fisheries division of the Maine...
From Washington, D.C.
Sen. Angus King: Backing lobstermen in fight against federal regulations
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 8:30pm
he office of U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, released the following statement from Sen. King expressing his support for Maine’s lobster industry in the face of proposed regulations associated with the ongoing North Atlantic right whale take reduction efforts. The statement comes as lobstermen are rallying in Stonington to oppose the regulations put forward by the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT), which would significantly impact the state’s lobster fishery....
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree: Lift the cap on H-2B visas
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 9:30pm
Each year, tourists flock to Maine as summer peaks. You can set your watch to it. From Ogunquit Beach to Acadia National Park, almost 37 million visitors come to the Pine Tree State annually to experience our exceptional restaurants, beautiful beaches, and pristine public lands. In 2017, 5.3 million people came to Maine for the first time, and we expect they’ll be back for more. To keep up with this influx of travelers, our tourism industry relies on seasonal workers. Unfortunately, we have...
A short work of faction by Michele Mannion
Three Degrees Away From the Moon: How one man moved from a World War II sub-chaser to MIT lab
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:45am
He tried to sit comfortably in the chair, his hands folded in front of him at his waist, but it was difficult to stop his foot from tapping against the linoleum floor. It was Louis Pierre Rainville’s second visit to this room; the first visit was his interview that took place 14 months earlier in April of 1958. Dr. Davenport, the lab supervisor, would be the only consistent “interviewer” today. After being hired, he recalled how Davenport teased him about his cover letter for the radar...
Gov. Janet Mills calls pending federal lobster regulations ‘unfair unreasonable, unwarranted’
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:30pm
In light of pending federal regulations to protect right whales, Commissioner Patrick Keliher has held a series of Zone Council meetings to gather feedback from Maine’s fishermen about how these regulations could impact your operations, your livelihood, our economy, and our state. I am grateful to the more than 1,200 fishermen who took the time to participate in these meetings and share their views. Commissioner Keliher has briefed me on what he learned, and it is clear to me – as it is to you...
‘We spend about $65,000 a year on the needs of folks who qualify for various benefits. None of that money is spent on tents’
City Manager Joe Slocum: How City of Belfast works to help homeless
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 2:45pm
The City of Belfast has a full-time General Assistance Administrator who helps the homeless and needy every day. The General Assistance Program is a State of Maine regulatory program that provides limited benefits to people who are homeless or otherwise in need. If we follow the State regulations in the administration of the program, then we qualify for 70% reimbursement of the monies we spend to help people in need. We help everyone fill out an application. Most people qualify but some do not...
opinion: how do we manage tourism instead of just marketing it?
Caught in a jam
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 8:30pm
Overtourism , a new term for a growing global phenomenon, captures how popular destinations can become overrun and degraded, diminishing both visitor experiences and residents’ quality of life. It’s a challenging dynamic to address due to its incremental impacts, observes Earl Brechlin, communications director at the nonprofit Friends of Acadia in Bar Harbor. “When you’re in the midst of it, you don’t realize it until it’s too late.” Acadia National Park already has an estimated 3.5 million...
Kirsten Figueroa: Looking Behind and Ahead with the Town of Camden
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:30pm
Imagine you were fortunate enough to receive a gift of property from a relative. They had worked with you for years and invested significant amounts of money in the property to make it suitable for sale. In the end, they offer it to you to sell, with the only conditions being that you must use the proceeds to pay the realtor and use what’s leftover to rehabilitate future properties. This seems like a reasonable deal, and you market the property accordingly. You are contacted by three interested...
Use of electric vehicles needs to be encouraged in Maine, and U.S.
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:45pm
Electric vehicles are both cost effective and environmentally friendlier than gasoline powered vehicles. A battery electric vehicle is a “fully electric, zero-emission vehicle that has an on-board electrical energy storage device that is designed to be recharged using an external energy source.” Electric cars use energy from the rechargeable battery, which is charged with household electricity. The motor gets energy from a controller which is controlled by the driver’s use of the “gas” or...
Essay: a special tree in Belfast thrives
Marilyn Moss: The Tree
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:30am
Marilyn Moss is a freelance writer living in the Midcoast. Her most recent book, Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer ( billmosstents.com ), was published in 2013, won a 2014 IPPY Independent Publishers Silver Medal and was a finalist in nonfiction for a Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Literary Award. The Tree first appeared on Marilyn Moss’s blog, marilynmoss.com.
“Are you kidding? That can’t be done. No way,” the construction manager blurted out. Hands on his hips, he shook...
June town MEETING, ELECTIONS
Denise Munger: Why I am running for seat on Rockport Select Board
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 7:45am
While I am running unopposed for Rockport Select Board, I believe it is important for Rockport residents to know something about me, why I am running for Select Board, and why they should vote for me. I care deeply about Rockport and both its current and future direction. As a retired partner in Denver, Colorado’s largest law firm, and with over 30 years of practicing law, I believe that I have skills that will be helpful to the Town and I have the time to devote to the interests and concerns...
Rockport Town Manager’s Report: Blasting to begin at library site
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKPORT — Rockport Town Manager Rick Bates reports on library construction and blasting ledge. He also reported that the town collected $900,000 on mid-year tax payment day, April 15. This has been a month focused largely on Library issues and getting ready to start construction.
Construction status • The construction fence will be going up very soon, possibly as early as late this week. This fence will go around the park and the library site. o Some of...
It’s not just the pollinators: Promoting a balanced ecosystem
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:45pm
We know that the number and diversity of insects is decreasing. And we know we’re to blame – at least in part. Although we can’t change the world, we do have influence on our little piece of the world: our yards, fields and woods. The energy of any ecosystem starts with the sun. Animals have no way of directly harnessing the sun’s energy to convert it to food. Only plants have chlorophyll, and only they can use the sun’s energy to turn carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates. If we’re going...
Opinion: Bill Packard
Let’s lean on our local politicians to fund anti-littering campaigns
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:00pm
There’s a big roadside cleanup coming up and lots of folks are pretty excited about it. Keeping our communities looking good, etc. Me, not so much. While I absolutely admire all the volunteers that will be working the roadside cleanup, I think we as a state can do better. If people didn’t throw things out of their vehicles with no consideration for their environment or the folks that have to pick the trash up, there would be no need for events like this. These fine people could spend family...
Gov. Janet Mills on Earth Day: ‘Maine people always led way in pursuit of clean air, clean water, uncontaminated soils’
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:45pm
“Maine’s natural resources are a cornerstone of our heritage and our economy. Preserving them is vital to our public health and, in a sense, to the survival of our communities. Protecting these precious resources is not some partisan rallying cry, but a responsibility that all of us share and a recognition that the movement toward a clean environment has been led by Maine Republicans like Harry Richardson, Sherry Huber, Joe Sewall and Senator Bill Cohen, as well as Maine Democrats like Ted...
Prepare bags and say goodbye to polystyrene in Camden, May 1
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:45am
As of May 1, 2019, plastic single use carry-out bags will no longer be permitted at stores and restaurants in Camden. Stores selling staple foods in Camden can offer paper, biodegradable, or compostable carryout bags for a fee of 10 cents. These changes are to encourage customers to take their own reusable carryout bags or containers. Camden retailers are saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags, joining 20-plus other Maine communities, and hundreds of other U.S. communities, and 62 foreign...
Congressional, state representatives assist
Vinalhaven residents take on 1950s federal ferry rule that hinders common sense
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 4:45pm
Last fall, the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS) proposed a reduced winter schedule to Vinalhaven. The proposal met with a lot of opposition, including an ultimately fruitless petition to then Commissioner David Bernhardt, signed by virtually every one of the 535 island’s adult residents. The proposed schedule having resulted from concerns about nighttime navigation, the MSFS invited the Coast Guard (USCG) to witness those perceived hazards during a ride through the islands. While underway, they...
Opinion: Data Shows Two of Maine’s Poorest Counties Have Higher-Than-Average Audit Rates
Sen. Angus King tells IRS to stop targeting Maine low income earners
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:15am
Today – one week before Tax Day – U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, sent a letter to top officials at the Internal Revenue Service challenging the IRS to refocus its limited resources away from disproportionately auditing lower-income households. In his letter, King cites the fact that residents of Piscataquis and Washington counties are audited at a higher rate than residents of counties with much higher median household incomes. Additionally, he emphasizes...
In the North
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 2:15pm
In the north above every flower spruce & pine For Virginia Thomas a World Song Pine & Spruce
Rep. Vicki Doudera: Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line still troubling
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:45am
Last summer, I was asked by the
how I felt about the proposed “New England Clean Energy Connect” transmission line and I responded that I did not think it was a good deal for Maine. I said it was unclear as to whether the project would provide substantial economic or environmental benefits, and that I was leery of the very real threat the corridor posed to scenic and wildlife habitat in western Maine, including the pristine Kennebec River Gorge, three points on the Appalachian...
Opinion: Phyllis Merriam
Tiny houses are not solution to income disparity
Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:00am
The February 15 Buzz article “Young Ideas in the Age of Old Men: In Defense of Tiny Houses” by Liam Paul Sigaud was notable for its admirable youthful enthusiasm and misleading information. Sigaud maintains, “with a little elbow grease and professional guidance a tiny house can be built for as little as $20,000.” Additionally, the city of Fresno, California, and the tiny town of Spur, Texas, of 1,000 souls are cited as the vanguards of the tiny house movement. Fresno and Spur, Texas (a...
Opinion: The painfully low regard we have for the old and poor
Maine’s health care system fails our elders
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 8:30am
You love your elderly father and abruptly, he’s had a stroke. He can’t get around the house on his own any more. Someone must help him to the bathroom, shower him, help him put his clothes on. Furthermore, he is poor. He has no assets. His medical services are covered by Medicare and by Maine’s version of Medicaid, MaineCare. So who will help your father out at home? You? You have a full-time job. Another family member? They have jobs as well and live in California, or Florida, or Timbuktu. Is...
‘see the wisdom of an ancient ecosystem in wood grain of Camden’s old homes’
Alison McKellar: On old homes and ancient ecosystems
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm
I’ve always liked older homes but never stopped to think much about them until the past several years. Maybe like my home, I’m becoming wiser with age, or maybe just more nostalgic, or maybe I’ve simply lived in this old house long enough now to see the old wood outlasting the new in a few places. Either way, a few days in the newness of South Florida got me thinking more about what makes our buildings special. The older homes of Camden were built from the virgin forests that drew British ships...
Opinion: From Augusta
Knox County democrats, independents issue joint statement on maintaining Title IX as is
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 4:00pm
AUGUSTA – As the State Representatives of Knox County, Maine, we recognize the historical and present day impact of sexual violence and harassment on our community and students. While all people and communities are affected by these acts, we also recognize that this is a symptom of our society that disproportionately affects women in our communities. Because this is a societal issue that affects the fundamental structure of our schools, workplaces, and community institutions, it needs to be...
Opinion: Lenoir Kelley
A Call for Janet Mills to act on offshore wind energy
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:00pm
Next month, new representatives and a new governor will take control in Augusta. Many Mainers have remarked that Maine experienced a particularly large “blue wave”. The people of Maine soundly rejected the policies of Paul LePage and Republicans in our state legislature. Janet Mills, our incoming governor, ran on a platform of rejuvenating all of Maine’s economy and environmental stewardship. Mill’s and her partners in the state legislature can act on these promises by developing Maine’s...
How can a school system enable every child to be successful school?
RSU 71 invites community to join in book study, discussion
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Paul Tough’s book,
Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why
(2016), was given out to every staff and school board member in RSU 71 ( Belfast, Belmont, Morrill, Searsmont and Swanville) to articulate a main theme in our school district this year. Perhaps it shouldn’t need to be said; yet it does: Our mission as educators and leaders is to help
children succeed. RSU 71 Parents and Community Members are welcome to join district staff in the book study already underway at...
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors and Staff
Letter to the editor: Congratulations conservation award winners
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:00pm
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like to congratulate all individuals who were honored Thursday, Nov 1 at the Knox-Lincoln SWCD 71st Annual Awards Banquet at Camp Wavus in Jefferson. District friends, partners and the public were invited to celebrate the conservation contributions of Knox and Lincoln county residents and learn about district activities throughout the year. This year we recognized the following conservationists for their contributions: -...
Opinion: Susie O’Keeffe
Hoping for Democracy on November 6
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 9:45pm
I am not a Belfast resident, but Belfast is “my town.” I shop there, go out to eat and attend events, meet friends and colleagues, go to the gym. You get the picture. I am not alone. There are hundreds of people like me who live close by on farms and in the woods. We’ve witnessed Belfast’s transformation into a beautiful, prosperous town. Its citizens are engaged, caring and committed to doing their best to make decisions that help those in need while supporting local, independent businesses...
Opinion: Keith Pooler
Belfast Water District’s statement to customers and residents of the City of Belfast
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 8:30pm
There have been many questions raised during the past year regarding the proposed sale of Belfast Water District property and water to Nordic Aquafarms. The Board of Trustees and myself as Superintendent have attempted to answer these questions promptly and completely. I recently was asked how a large user would benefit the water district and our customers. I was then asked if I would consider making a public statement as to why we made the decision to sell and explain the process that led to...
Opinion: Jayne Crosby Giles
Listen. Learn. Lead.
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:30pm
I ended a recent day of campaigning speaking with one of my former high school teachers. Her class in US Government made a lasting impression on me, even as a teenager. She taught her students how important it is to participate in government and our community. I have followed her guidance devoting time to others — so to better listen, learn and lead. My family has lived in Belfast for nearly 100 years. We are teachers, nurses, business people and volunteers who believe in helping others. I am...
Daily assaults of negative media may lead to long-term stress
A Healthy Mind in Turbulent Times
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 9:45pm
We live in a time of political turmoil, and may be feeling uncomfortable, anxious and stressed. We are uncertain of the future and uncertainty is an unpleasant state of being. It is hard to know how to work effectively with these emotions leading many to feel hopeless. Every day we are bombarded by negative news. Noxious broadcasts gets our attention. Fault-finding on all sides capture our interest. Hostile discussions fuel the fire of anger and resentment. Hearing contentious political news...
Letter to the editor: Dylan Mitchell
Bruce Poliquin’s battle for Maine
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 3:00pm
As a young man growing up in the great State of Maine, I can say one thing about the people who live here. We know exactly what is best for the people of Maine, because we are individual in our actions and thoughts. Here in Maine we are kind, and we are caring. Bruce Poliquin represents Maine in Washington, D.C ,as our Second District Congressman, and I think he is doing a wicked good job not only representing the people of Maine, but representing the very qualities I just mentioned. As a young...
Opinion: John Spear
We need to make America, America again
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 2:15pm
As a public school student of the fifties and sixties, with a keen interest in history, I remember feeling a deep admiration for the Enlightenment, and the creation of the American republic, that was in large part based on the Enlightenment's ideals. I viewed our democracy as a novel and noble endeavor in self governance, never before attempted in the course of human events. I absorbed from my World War II prisoner-of-war father, a patriotism, based not in nationalism and militarism, but on the...
Opinion: Michael Sabatini
A YES vote for MET is an easy decision
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 9:00pm
A Yes vote for the MET project seems like an easy decision, it fills an immediate need, it makes financial sense, and it saves a piece of the history and fabric of our community.
The administrative offices and the Zenith program have grown out of the Bus Barn space and both groups need and deserve dedicated space. The school board has been looking to solve this problem for many years (including an RFP for 13,000 square feet of lease space back in 2005). In fact, the...
Edward Courtenay: Paula Sutton works for the needs of her constituents
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:30pm
Dear Editor, I am voting for Paula Sutton to represent me in District 95. I think her extensive knowledge of our coastal fisheries economy; her business experience and her mid-state heritage are strong advantages. Yet, Paula excels in the contact her constituents have with her. She truly acts as their Representative to Augusta, being always mindful of their freedoms, liberties and livelihoods. Sadly, many representatives are traveling down the sewer to socialism. I’ll vote for Paula Sutton...
The Right Library for Rockport
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:00pm
At the polls this November, Rockport residents are being asked to commit to funding a new library building. A “yes” vote would endorse the currently proposed two-story design. I am a strong supporter of our town’s library. However, I will be voting “N0” on the library ballot questions, for numerous reasons. As an architect, I have reviewed the various designs presented to the Town, by the three architects to try their hand so far. None of these have proven to be right for Rockport. In response...
Plastic Free By the Sea?
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:15pm
When Dustin Hoffman’s character in
was told the future was plastics there was no way for him to know the ominous role that plastic would play in our lives 60 years later. Maybe the inventors of plastic had a suspicion they were putting into motion an intractable, dire problem, but I doubt it. Most likely they believed they had created an inexpensive, practical way to package and contain things. And so began our love affair with plastic. Look around—plastic surrounds us. A...
One in four
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00pm
I am a psychotherapist with almost 50 years of experience. To be a good therapist, one should first address one’s own woundedness. In other words, a good therapist knows how to help you heal because they first have successfully traveled that territory and inner landscape themselves. I personally have addressed old wounds, forgiven myself and those who hurt me, and healed. It is possible. I also am an experienced meditator and have devoted the last several decades to pursuing a spiritual...
Letter to the editor: Vote to return Dave Miramant to Augusta
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:15am
To the Editor: I urge voters in Senate District 12 to return Dave Miramant to the Maine Senate where he can continue building on the successes of his previous terms. He worked to expand Medicaid. He favors the minimum wage raise that voters approved in 2016. Further, he believes the voters’ will should be honored and not be interfered with by the legislature. Dave works to bring good-paying jobs to Knox County by supporting alternative energy sources, by fighting to keep our land, air, and...
Pete McDonald: Skullduggery at the Star of Hope
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 1:30pm
It was an awful day to be going to Vinalhaven. Driving rain and wind bounced the ferry across Penobscot Bay. It took strong bum muscles to keep me in my seat. And only stronger face muscles kept me from unmanning myself in front of my fellow passengers. (Nearly 30 years has passed since that trip and as I labor over this sentence, trying to shoehorn in a little wit, I’m swaying in my chair. Talk about muscle memory....) Samuel Johnson said, “Being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of...
Why I support the fish farm application and want to know more
Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:00am
I am a Belfast City Council member and I voted to change the Belfast Water District land’s zoning to include aquaculture and allow the Nordic Aquaculture (NA) fish farm to submit an application. Without the zoning change there can be no application so we’d never get a chance to know what size would the farm be, how much water would they need and where would they get the water, or how much treated water would be sent out to the bay. Without the zoning change there won’t be an application. Many...
Help make Camden Plastic Free By the Sea; public hearing on ordinances Aug. 21
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 1:30pm
What Do New Zealand, Chile, Ireland, Dominica, and Camden Have In Common? They have all examined the matter of single-use plastic bags in their environment. All the countries named in the headline have banned the use of these bags, and in the coming months Camden voters get to decide if they would like to join the ranks of hundreds of countries and municipalities to remove these bags from their waste streams, roadsides, and waterways. (More than 60 countries have banned single-use plastic bags—...
Maine People’s Alliance launches new online legislative scorecard
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:00pm
The Maine People's Alliance released its annual legislative scorecard , highlighting votes taken by lawmakers in the second session of the 128th Legislature. For the first time ever, the scorecard includes a second, separate "Will of the Voters" score which compiles votes from across the entire 128th legislative session to indicate whether legislators supported implementing referenda passed by voters and opposed legislation to weaken the citizen initiative process. "After the legislature...
Trump Administration rolls back clean car standards, attacks states’ authority
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:45am
Today, Maine Conservation Voters released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to roll back America’s money-saving clean car standards. Beth Ahearn, Political Director for Maine Conservation Voters said in a news release: “The Trump administration will stop at nothing when it comes to tearing down protections that Maine’s families depend on. Rolling back the clean car standards will make our air more polluted and will force drivers into dirtier, less-efficient...
Letter to the editor: Trekkers thanks ‘Journey into Art’ supporters
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 3:00pm
On behalf of Trekkers, my sincere gratitude is extended to everyone who made Trekkers' "Journey into Art" Silent Art Auction on July 25th such a successful event. Over 70 people joined us on a warm summer evening at the Steel House South in Rockland, and bid over $7,000 on the beautiful artwork. This fundraiser was all about community - our amazing community of artists that came together to support our youth through their work. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, along with all of our...
Letter to the editor: Trekkers graduates 22 seniors from six year program
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:15am
Last month, on June 4th, Trekkers celebrated with this year's 22 graduating seniors. Team Patagonia and Team North Face came together at Watts Hall in Thomaston for their Trekkers graduation ceremony to reminisce, reflect, and, of course, laugh about their six-year experience in Trekkers youth mentoring program. This was a moment that I had been waiting for since Team Patagonia returned this past spring from their 12th grade Rites of Passage expedition. I have been fortunate enough to be a...
Letter to the editor: in support of Erin Herbig
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:45am
I am writing in support of Erin Herbig, who is running for the Maine State Senate in November. I have listened to Erin talk about her beliefs and her passion for the people of Waldo County. Erin strives to listen to people, and wants to create opportunities within the community in order to help it grow and create jobs. Erin not only has strong family ties within the community, she has strong convictions and a commitment to issues such as lowering property taxes through proper state funding of...
Letter to the editor: the impact of a word
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:00am
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is gone. Paying him homage recently was Oklahoma's Sen. James Inhofe, who said Pruitt has been "single minded at restoring the EPA to its proper statutory authority and ending burdensome regulations that have stifled economic growth across the country." It would take a book (and probably has) to cover how vital regulations have been in the enforcement of our environmental laws. A regulation is designed to put teeth into law enforcement...
Dawn Emery: Questions about Camden-Rockport middle school financing, effects on taxpayer
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:45am
I was at the Camden Select Board meeting on June 6 and have been closely following the middle school cost issue. While I understand that you have all given countless hours to this effort, I must also let you know that it is practically a fulltime job as a taxpayer to keep up with this issue as well. I am writing because at the end of the meeting, our Superintendent Maria Libby asked if there were ways that the school board could better educate the public, so I’d like to offer some insight about...
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New Hope for Women Pop Up Shop: VIP Tickets for August 22nd On Sale!
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:00 pm
New Orleans band ‘Tuba Skinny’ to amp up Belfast Summer Nights
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:30 pm
Learn about rearing monarch butterfly caterpillars at Merryspring
Event: Sat, Aug 31 - 10:00 am
Author of Maine Clambake series to speak in Bremen
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 7:00 pm
STEM Workshop: Star Wars Science
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 3:45 pm
Children's drawing classes at Rockland Public Library
Event: Tue, Sep 3 - 4:00 pm
Adult art workshops at Rockland Public Library
Event: Mon, Sep 9 - 11:00 am
Waldoborough Historical Society to host Waldoboro Business Association
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 6:00 pm
Outdoor worship service to celebrate wonder and amazement
Event: Sun, Aug 25 - 9:30 am
Owl Pellet Investigation Workshop at Merryspring
Event: Fri, Aug 23 - 10:00 am
Tour Merryspring’s herb gardens with Denise DeSpirito
Event: Tue, Aug 27 - 12:00 pm
Treasure Hunt during Windjammer Festival to send teams through Camden
Event: Fri, Aug 30 - 9:00 am
CIFF Selects to screen Nat Geo’s Sea of Shadows
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 7:00 pm
Red Baraat brings joyful, hard-driving world music to Strand stage
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 7:30 pm
Harvest Celebration, Gleaning Party at Erickson Fields
Event: Thu, Aug 29 - 2:00 pm
Spruce Head Community Hall to hold Multifamily Flea Market
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 8:00 am
4th annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest to be held Oct. 5
Event: Sat, Oct 5 - 8:30 am
Hope Elementary Class of 2020 fundraising for class trip
Event: Sat, Sep 28 - 8:00 am
Oceanside Class of 2021 to hold 5K, 10K fundraiser
Event: Sat, Sep 14 - 7:00 am
Frightening 5K to be held Oct. 27
Event: Sun, Oct 27 - 7:45 am
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