Tuesday, Jan. 27 is a crucial day for the future of our local schools. On that day, the 11 towns in the proposed Central Lincoln County School System (CLCSS) will open the polls for the state-mandated vote on consolidation.
It was nice to see the Maine Principals Association come to its senses this week and reject a series of recommendations that would have dramatically impacted high school sports programs.
While we always applaud proposals to save money, there is something to be said for saving money wisely. In this case, it was obvious from the outset that the proposed changes would have proved problematic.
To the Editor:
You couldn’t have found a more diverse group anywhere in Lincoln County on New Year’s Eve than at Lincoln Theater. From young to older, experienced dancer to just watcher, everyone had a wonderful time. The music was varied, the lighting beautiful and fun was the rule of the night.
Those of use who have been around the block a few times can remember an almost extinct dinosaur called “customer service”. A decades-old company (Sears) built their reputation and therefore, their business on this same work ethic.
The fire chief’s horse/truck collision in nearby Edgecomb, brought back a sad memory, with lessons I learned, and hope I can relay to as many drivers as possible.
On Tues., Jan. 6, the entire Bristol Fire Department was invited to dinner at the Samoset Restaurant. We would like to thank Erin Reeves and Chad McKernan for making such a wonderful gesture. We all had great meals and the service was excellent.
I enjoyed the nice photo of the Bohemian Waxwings in the Jan. 15 issue. I would like to amend the text, however. It’s true that their breeding range is more westerly, but they do come to Maine regularly, even if we don’t see them as often as chickadees.
As I write this update on Mon., Jan. 5, the work of the 124th Maine Legislature formally begins.
I am pleased to report that I have been named to the same two committees I served on in the last Legislature, namely Marine Resources, and Business Research and Economic Development committees. These are both great committees to be on from the perspective of the needs of our towns, as well as for the needs of the state as a whole.
An update regarding the issues facing Maine from Augusta.
According to the state’s records, since 1990, there have been 75 occasions involving the use of deadly force by Maine law enforcement, sometimes but not always, with deadly results.
It’s nice to see that our Legislators are serious about addressing the problems facing the state.
Many who live in the Damariscotta region may not fully realize how fortunate we are to have a first class hospital right here to serve our medical needs. But a hospital is only as good as its medical, nursing, ancillary and administrative staffs. The Miles staff is as good as they come.
To the Editor:
I read with interest the “Chimney Sweep Critiques Shoddy Servicing Jobs” article.
As the Legislature prepares to act on the Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental budget and begins serious deliberations on the next biennial budget, it is a good time to think about how some of the proposed budget reductions will affect health care in our community.