We are happy to report this week on two local initiatives to go beyond the symptoms of crime and treat the causes.
What started last fall as a mere idea to address addiction in Lincoln County became a reality this month – all thanks to a regular person just like you who decided that our communities need to take action.
How do you understand what drives human beings to hate so grievously that some resort to senseless violence? I ask myself what it takes for these individuals to become so frustrated with their circumstances that they abandon reason for extremism. Is it truly a result of failures in our system of justice? Is it truly based in racism? Is it a radical attempt to exact self-proclaimed law and deliver punishment without trial?
Change comes whether we like it or not.
I was pleasantly overwhelmed by my family’s efforts in secretly assembling a float at the Whitefield Fourth of July parade to honor my 90th birthday. Big signs on the front and back of the float read “Celebrating Albert Boynton, 90 years of Whitefield living.”
I would like to thank the two young boys who returned my wallet to the Dollar Tree on July 8. I would also like to say it is too bad you stole the $80 I had in there to go pick up my insulin. If you return the money to the Dollar Tree with my name on the envelope, I will hope for the best for your future.
We are happy to welcome another new business to Lincoln County this week with the opening of Split Rock Distilling off Route 1 in Newcastle.
Maine administers the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, so Mainers who might otherwise go hungry can put food on the table. The program, formerly known as “food stamps,” benefits children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and people who are temporarily down on their luck – more than 190,000 Mainers. Nearly three-quarters live in poverty and nearly one-quarter below 50 percent of the federal poverty level.
How many times have you headed for Yellowfront Grocery to pick up something for dinner and wondered what in the world to cook? It’s the end of a long day. You don’t want to have to think … fear not!
July 4, 2016 marks the 240th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence from England, but the holiday has come to symbolize and celebrate all the freedoms we enjoy.
The dedication and grand opening of the new Zimmerli Pavilion at St. Andrews Village on June 24 was a wonderful event. My sincere and heartfelt thanks go out to the anonymous donors, the community organizations who supported the project, and the many individuals whose dedication and hard work made the Zimmerli Pavilion a reality.
Numbers can be so instructive, yet they do not always register on everyday lives, as most individuals are concerned with their personal survival and their family’s well-being. Then, along comes a newspaper headline that reads “Unum may outsource hundreds of tech jobs.”
Good news for libraries is good news for all of us.
Civility and a focus on issues would be nice if the “game” always made it easy to separate the personal from the policy.
This past weekend the town of Waldoboro held its annual Waldoboro Day celebration. We certainly had ideal weather conditions for the event and the venue was perfect for our town and surrounding community members. At the event, the Soule-Shuman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4525 had the opportunity to have a pig roast fundraiser to benefit our post home.