Checking out Czech Republic: As some of you know, I was out of the country recently for nine days visiting my son, Benjamin, and his family in Germany. I returned to work this past Monday – somewhat jet-lagged, but happier for the opportunity to have gone on my trip.
Per our pledge from two weeks ago, here are some more examples of what is and is not acceptable in letters to the editor.
Everyone loves a mystery! Well, I’ve got one for you. Who are these women? What’s their story?
How did this photo of them end up in the thrift shop?
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It supports a multibillion-dollar economic sector, including tens of thousands of smallholder farmers worldwide. The global coffee trade relies on two species: arabica (60% of traded coffee) and robusta (40%). A third, liberica, is cultivated as a grafting rootstock for the other two. Arabica and liberica occur naturally across much of Africa.
On Saturday, April 11, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host its sixth annual conference at the Augusta Civic Center and, as always, admission is free — free for patients who are seeking to connect with resources that will project them towards health and wellness, free for caregivers to learn more about support resources, free for medical providers who want to learn more about diagnosing and treating Lyme and tick-borne disease, free to the general public who want to learn more about prevention, what the state of Maine is doing about our tick problem, and changes that will be taken place at a federal level.
Music’s power to heal: In mid-December, I turned this column over to guest columnist Paul Kando, a local lover of the arts and the writer of the weekly “Energy Matters” column in this paper. Readers will remember Kando’s eloquent words about his inspiring arts education growing up in his native Hungary.
We love letters to the editor.
We think the letters page of a local newspaper serves a vital role in the community. At its best, such a page serves as a forum for a respectful and thoughtful exchange of opinions on topics of the day.
We’ve written previously that extended producer responsibility for packaging is being considered by the Maine Legislature. Such a measure would hold producers accountable for some of the costs incurred by municipalities for the recycling or disposal of packaging materials. An extended producer responsibility program would be implemented and managed by a nongovernmental stewardship organization.
We are closing in on an hour of gained daylight — almost to 10 hours of light per day!
Lincoln County represents: Good old Facebook! That’s how I found out about the brand-new issue of the ArtMaine 2020 Annual Guide featuring Damariscotta painter and gallery owner Will Kefauver as one of 88 of Maine’s outstanding artists.
Last week, we wrote in this space about the need to grapple with the rising and unpredictable costs of special education.
We, the undersigned educators of AOS 93, feel the need to respond to your editorial of Jan. 30, titled “Unsustainable,” and offer the following:
Open mic lowdown: I had the pleasure last Thursday, Jan. 23, of spending time hanging out at Fernald’s in Damariscotta with a handful of local musicians (well, four actually), one of whom recently started working at the LCN as a press assistant and newspaper delivery person.
After the bridge over the Sheepscot River was put in, in 1794, everyone wanted a road. The Rev. David Quimby Cushman writes in his “History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle” that roads began to be cut in different directions.