As a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness, foster education, advocate for change, and provide local support to Maine’s Lyme community, we truly enjoy engaging with the communities and hosting or participating in events that help further along knowledge of tickborne disease. Plain and simple: we enjoy helping people get better!
I’ve had cats all of my life. As much as I love dogs, I am a “cat person” or, in less PC terms, I’m a “crazy cat lady.” I’m OK with this. Cats are pretty cool.
Last month, two South Carolina utilities pulled the plug on two one-third-finished nuclear reactors because their spiraling construction costs forced multiple rate hikes over the past several years.
On Aug. 2, the Legislature was called back into session one last time to vote on two dozen bills that were vetoed by the governor and address all outstanding business. This proved to be another long day in Augusta, but I’m glad we were finally able to adjourn “sine die,” meaning “without assigning a day,” for the year.
The Old Town House will be open on two Mondays this month to view the Jefferson Historical Society exhibits. Stop by on Aug. 14 and Aug. 20 from 4:30-7 p.m. If you missed the exhibits on the day of the open house, this is your opportunity.
Summer is over.
Although the new White House administration has had a slow and inauspicious initiation, a few policy pursuits may develop. Some of these concern health care, education, tax reform, the environment, and immigration. Since economics has much to say about each of these topics, I thought it fruitful to address these through a series of columns over the next few months.
I read with interest the letter penned by the new Lincoln County Republican Committee chair (“County Republicans send letter to Sen. Collins,” Aug. 3). It was particularly intriguing given a related headline in the same paper, “New county GOP chair pledges to pursue unity.”
With the start of work on two unneeded “little box” stores, i.e., a sixth place to buy paint and a mini Wal-Mart, so begins the homogenization and “uglification” of our town. We now join every small town between here and Bangor and beyond to have our very own Dollar General. Great.
Attentiveness and courtesy are the only reasons traffic moves at all during the summer in downtown Damariscotta and Newcastle.
The porch at Hodgdon Green, the assisted-living home in Damariscotta, is being used daily this summer as residents and guests enjoy this special spot. Not only humans, but Mother Robin has raised her brood under the eves, flying in and out to feed those wide-open mouths. Great entertainment for porch sitters.
Loughridge out and about: I received a press release recently announcing that on Friday, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m., The Brunswick Inn, at 165 Park Row in Brunswick, will host a reception for South Bristol artist Sally Loughridge, “whose original paintings have graced the inn’s Carriage House for the last few years.”
If firing a staff member to fix a problem does not solve the problem, this must at least raise the possibility that the fired person was not the problem. Then what was? More specifically, who was?
As Alna’s Board of Selectmen, we welcomed last week’s letter from Judy Fossel, because it gives us an opportunity to make the facts about school choice in Alna – and our position – clear.