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. A hospital is only as good as its medical, nursing, ancillary and administrative staffs and the Miles staff is as good as they come. Recently I experienced Miles as an inpatient, and while a hospital stay is not necessarily a matter of choice, I was most impressed with my experience.
The following is general background information regarding the school district reorganization, as well as some frequently asked questions.
To the Editor:
I read with great interest Douglas Wright’s article entitled “All Creatures Great and Small” in the January 1st edition of your paper.
I hope that the State Legislature will do the right thing again and vote in opposition to the adoption of a saltwater fishing license. As a life long resident of the State of Maine I have enjoyed the liberty of being able to salt water fish free of charge. This is one of the last recreational activities we can enjoy at no cost and I view it as being a benefit of living in this great State.
It has been over two months since our lives suddenly changed and my husband found himself in the worst of circumstances: a freak accident that every carpenter dreads happened with a table saw after more 40 years of experience. His left hand was mangled and fingers were severed.
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.
To the Editor:
Once again, it’s Palestine versus Israel, or shall we say Islam vs. Judaism.
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.
Concerning the classification of Mr. Goldenson’s property in Bremen in last week’s paper I say ‘caveat emptor’.
Mr. Goldenson’s property – formally of a maritime use (remember Zahn) is bordered on both southern and northern sides by – surprise – maritime use. Didn’t he see the mud flats when he bought it?
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.
To the Editor:
Volunteers are the essence, lifeblood and a living gift to non-profit organizations throughout Lincoln County.
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.
I must correct and clarify that portion of the Edgecomb article addressing the snow plowing issue of Spring Hill Farm Rd. (“Edgecomb to require Shore Road excavation,” LCN, 1/15/09) As written, the article is confusing and misleading.
It’s nice to see that our Legislators are serious about addressing the problems facing the state.