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Letter to the Editor: An update from the North Pole(1)

December 12, 2019

Western Maine Community Action’s annual Operation Santa Claus is in full swing, and our elves are working hard to make certain that children in Franklin County have gifts to open on Christmas, who may otherwise go without. This program has been successful entirely on support from our community. We would like to send out a […]

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Politics & Other Mistakes: This isn’t the ERA era

If supporters of a state Equal Rights Amendment in Maine were honest, they’d admit the proposal wouldn’t accomplish a damn thing. Then, they could devote their energies to more realistic endeavors, like, I dunno, affordable health care or climate change or choosing a new state song to replace Kinky Friedman’s “Get Your Biscuits in the […]

Letter to the Editor: Television stations should suspend false CMP ad

Say No to NECEC is formally requesting that your television station(s) immediately suspend the blatantly false ad produced by Central Maine Power’s Political Action Committee, Clean Energy Matters. The following claim made in the ad at the :10 mark is demonstrably false: “…to bring clean hydroelectric power from Quebec to Maine…” The New England Clean […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the food

The staff of Mt. Abram Regional Health Center would like to thank the Kingfield community for the generous community support for the 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive. The health center had set a goal to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 10 families in Franklin County. With the help of the community, this goal was met. Many boxes […]

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