Editorials

Sink Jolly Well Sank

sink jolly

Republican Jolly defeated Democrat Sink on Tuesday. So what? Why should anyone in Maine care who wins Florida’s 13th congressional district seat? In truth the only people in our state who care are people who pay attention to politics. That’s a minority of our citizens, a slightly larger minority of citizens eligible to vote, and a still larger minority of ...

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AARP News You Can Use – Our 2014 Legislative Agenda

Jane Margesson

With the 126th legislative session just underway, this week AARP Maine released their 2014 legislative agenda. Throughout the session, AARP Maine will track bills that impact Mainers 50+ such as affordable health care, consumer issues, prescription drug costs, and state budget decisions. AARP Maine will publish a full legislative voting summary at the end of the session which will be ...

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AARP News You Can Use – We are looking for volunteers!

Jane Margesson

With just two months to go before the end of the year, most of us are not quite ready to start thinking about filing our tax returns. However, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide coordinators are already gearing up for the 2014 tax season and they need volunteers throughout the state. This is a wonderful chance to help others and learn new skills ...

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AARP News You Can Use – Announcement of Winner of 2013 AARP Andrus Award in Maine

Jane Margesson

AARP Maine recently announced that retired educator and Portland resident, Nelson Megna, is the winner of the 2013 Andrus Award named in honor of AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. The Andrus Award celebrates and honors individuals who make a difference in the lives of others, and is the most prestigious and visible award AARP can present to an individual. ...

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AARP News You Can Use – Let’s leave hunger in the dust!

Jane Margesson

The holidays are beginning to creep closer and closer. While a happy time for many, it is often a season of worry for others. Sadly, Maine ranks highest in New England for hunger, and every day, older Mainers skip meals and struggle to put food on their table. You can help older Mainers get the food they need by becoming ...

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The Maine Conservative Voice – One Trick Pony

Andy Torbett

Ah, to be young again. Why the nostalgia you ask? Is it the season, the holly and the berries? No, quite frankly, it’s the nuts, the fruitcakes and the bologna that has me wandering down memory lane. Specifically, I remember a trip as a boy to the fabled Santa’s Village in Jefferson, N.H. There I stood entranced by the jerk-stop ...

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The Maine Conservative Voice – The Compassionate Tyrant

Andy Torbett

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without ...

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Addressing Child Poverty In Maine

Emily Cain

The number of children living in poverty in Maine is on the rise. Last week, the Maine Children’s Alliance released its annual report, the Maine Kids Count Data Book, which revealed some troubling statistics about the well-being of Maine children. Nearly one of every four children in our state under age 5 lives in poverty — that’s 4,000 more children ...

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