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.
We enjoy New Year’s resolutions and the opportunity the New Year gives to symbolically clear the slate and try harder to reach our personal and professional goals.
As 2016 draws to a close, we are reminded that family and community are vitally important to our way of life. At The Lincoln County News, we focus on bringing this community the best news and professional journalism.
Every time of year has its own challenges in terms of teens using alcohol and other drugs, but the holiday season can be particularly challenging.
One of our favorite times of year is here – a magical time of year when children’s eyes sparkle with delight and parents relive the joys of childhood through their offspring.
My wife Julie and I recently visited Fort McHenry in Baltimore where, in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our American national anthem, after seeing the Stars and Stripes prevailing through the smoke after the battle. It was a very moving experience for us to be there and to witness the historical site firsthand. It was also a reminder to me of the sacrifices that my family, like most American families, has made to protect and to defend our country.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., in his novel “Slaughterhouse Five,” makes the following observation about time:
“All moments, past, present, and future, have always existed and always will … It is just an illusion we have that one moment follows another like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone, it is gone forever.”
To all veterans, we at The Lincoln County News thank you for your service. We would not have been able to vote Tuesday if it were not for your courage and sacrifice. We might not have liked our choices, but we had a choice, and that’s thanks to you.
For months we have refrained from any endorsements, or for the most part, any pronouncements at all on the presidential race, state and local races, or referendum questions.
The six referendum questions on the November ballot have the potential to bring significant change to our state.
One of the most read articles on lcnme.com this week was about the arrest of the head administrator at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on a charge of operating under the influence.
Two weeks ago I wrote a letter about being robbed of my crop of cannabis that was being grown to make cancer medicine. I spoke of the “criminal mind” and its manifestations on the human character.
It isn’t very often one finds an exclamation point heading a letter to the editor. But Frank Slason’s “God is great!” of Oct. 6 is one such exception. Honestly, those words give me the creeps, as much as they should the average American, since they were said by the 9/11 terrorists just before they crashed the planes. They’re still being invoked by terrorists throughout the world. Tradition. (Have you noticed how often scriptural mentions of “God” are accompanied by death and/or destruction?)
Making a new law in Maine is not easy. From the original concept to the final statute, the path of legislation is long and arduous.