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.
Although life can change so many ways in so little time, there are a few constants that all of us can count on: water is wet, the sky is blue, grass is green, and summertime traffic in Wiscasset is backed up for miles in both directions. It feels as though Red’s Eats should adopt a temporary slogan between June and September that reads, “Red’s Eats; the line starts in your vehicle 2 miles back.” In my short, 20-year lifetime, I cannot recall a summer that didn’t entail sitting in one of many cars crawling along Route 1, the starts and stops amounting to what can only be described as vehicular Chinese water torture.
I feel the need to be transparent about something that has recently caused me sleepless nights and extreme psychological distress. It is possible that I may have colluded with the Russians!
I am writing to express my gratitude to Peter and his family members and the staff of the Salt Bay Cafe. They will be missed in this community.
On Saturday, June 17, the town of Dresden will make a decision to vote on a new ambulance service. Gardiner Fire and Rescue currently serves as the town’s ambulance service and takes great pride in that job. Dresden Fire Department and Gardiner Fire and Rescue have a great working relationship and hope to continue working together. Gardiner has an excellent service record and prides itself on offering paramedic services on all trucks, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unlike many services that only have paramedics occasionally.
Does the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program help Maine?
The voters of Maine have spoken about funding education, not once, but twice. In 2004, they first made it law in Maine that the state fund 55 percent of basic education, statewide.
Memorial Day, says the VA, is a “federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people (some 1 million) who died while serving in the country’s armed services.”
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.