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.
Merrill and Shirley Bailey, of Nobleboro, lost both their home and barn in a fire the evening of Jan. 10 and in the early hours of Jan. 11. The fire consumed the barn quickly and then ignited the home just after the Baileys were awakened by Devin Benner, son-in-law and neighbor, and brought safely away from their home. We are fortunate to still have them in our lives.
On Friday, we will have a new president.
As was the case four years ago and four years before that and four years before that, roughly half of voters will approve and half will not.
Tom Brady deserves the MVP award.
After a four-game suspension to start the season, Brady threw for 28 touchdowns and only two interceptions – an NFL record for touchdown-to-interception ratio.
As we look back at the headlines of 2016, the story of the year on the national level was a presidential race unlike any other in our lifetimes.