Unaccustomed as I am to reading the headline of a column as an actual part of the column itself, especially since the entire Twain quote was not there, and not in quotation marks, it took me a moment to figure out how Mark Twain related to the agitated screed that Ken Frederic treated us to in his “Another View” column, LCN of May 11. So, I guess the point of his emotionally charged article is denial. But denial by whom, and of what?
This coming July, we will be celebrating the 241st anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Before that date, it might be necessary to read that document once again. I wish to recommend this in light of some recent developments, since they are related to objections initially stated in the Declaration. Keep in mind their list began with: “let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”
John Kerry said they were gone, and Susan Rice reported a few months ago that all chemical weapons had been removed from the Syrian bases.
As this is being written, the anniversary of Patriot’s Day – April 19, 1775 – is rapidly approaching. The holiday has nothing to do with the football team of the same name, but considering how little some people know about its origin, it might as well, and would not be out of place in our spectator sports culture. For others, it is just another three-day weekend or an excuse for yet another sale to buy even more things that they probably don’t need and are not really sure they want.
I got arrested with eight other activists on Saturday during the snowstorm at the Bath Iron Works destroyer “christening” for committing an act of non-violent civil disobedience.
American towns and cities once believed that the formal schooling of our youth was one, if not the most, important responsibility of its citizens, along with its elected local, regional, and state legislators. Sadly, this seems no longer to be the case.
We would like to take this space to publicly welcome the Yoder family and their soon-to-arrive Amish neighbors to Lincoln County.
When the basketball team wins a championship, it’s front-page news, and it should be. The members of the team worked long and hard to become champs and it paid off. The LCN has a part of the cover section devoted to local sports. I look forward each week to reading about all the local sports activities.
Please tell your local representatives to support Rep. Seth Berry’s bill that will set us on the right path to a sunny and “bright” future with renewable solar energy.
A rally to stand together in support of constitutional rights will be held on Sunday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gathering will begin at the Memorial Park in Newcastle on the corner of Business Route 1 with the reading of the preamble and Bill of Rights to the Constitution by those gathered.
As a former resident and business owner in Damariscotta, I was quite troubled by the news of pending Dollar General and Sherwin-Williams stores near the heart of town.
We applaud the decision by Maine Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt to abandon the Maine Department of Transportation’s effort to strip property rights from Sherman Marsh landowners in order to preserve the land and, in turn, receive credits to exchange for the destruction of wetlands elsewhere in the state.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, four members of Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful Committee traveled to Augusta to witness an important hearing in front of the Maine Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Mick Devin has co-sponsored L.D. 57, a bill to ban single-use plastic bags at all points of retail checkout in the state.
This past weekend I attended the inauguration of President Trump. I was also present while the women’s march took place the following day. Please allow me to share with you what I saw, heard, and experienced about these two historic events.
Americans are very politically divided. Of the roughly 57.9 percent of eligible voters that voted in the presidential election, 48.2 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 46.1 percent voted for Donald Trump.