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  • Published
    July 27, 2022

    Journal Files: Remorselessly slain rats; girls bent on mischief; U.S. School Ship Hartford in Belfast

    Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, reference & special collections librarian at the Belfast Free Library.

  • Published
    July 21, 2022

    Column: Desperation calls for dastardly, dirty tricks

    Sam Patten discusses campaign strategies that involve helping to finance the opponent least likely to win. Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    July 18, 2022

    Guest Column: Wood pellets: An opportunity to lower heating costs and support Maine’s forest products industry

    Sen. Collins discusses the economic opportunity inherent in sustainable biomass energy. A native of Caribou, Maine's senior U.S. senator has held her seat since 1997. A Republican, she is Maine's longest-serving member of Congress. 

  • Published
    July 5, 2022

    Journal Letter: Zeigler has strong record on health care

    Journal reader outlines Rep. Stanley Zeigler's qualifications for reelection.

  • Published
    June 30, 2022

    Column: Don’t give up on persuasion

    Patten talks about the danger of increasing polarization. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Letters to the Editor

    Deadline for letters is Friday at 5 p.m. for consideration for the following Thursday's issue. Send to: editor@villagesoup.com. Anonymous letters will not be published. Please include your name, town and contact information. The Republican Journal encourages letters of no more than 350 words; longer letters may not run or may be edited. We will not publish letters that violate standards of good taste, make libelous allegations, endorse commercial products or attack a specific private individual or business. We discourage “thank-you” letters that list benefactors. For reasons of fairness, and to allow time for rebuttal or correction, we will not publish election letters in the issue immediately prior to the election.

  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Letters to the editor

    Deadline for letters is Friday at 5 p.m. for consideration for the following Thursday's issue. Send to: editor@villagesoup.com. Anonymous letters will not be published. Please include your name, town and contact information. The Republican Journal encourages letters of no more than 350 words; longer letters may not run or may be edited. We will not publish letters that violate standards of good taste, make libelous allegations, endorse commercial products or attack a specific private individual or business. We discourage “thank-you” letters that list benefactors. For reasons of fairness, and to allow time for rebuttal or correction, we will not publish election letters in the issue immediately prior to the election.

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Finding home

    The Rev. Dr. Kate Winters is co-pastor of The First Church in Belfast, UCC.

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    We’ve got to listen to the kids struggling with their mental health

    Depression and self-harm are on the rise, showing that adolescents aren't getting what they need. While little information has been divulged about the recent Waldo County incidents involving middle school students in Winterport and Searsport, it is possible — perhaps probable — that mental health issues played a role, undoubtedly triggered by the shootings in Uvalde, Texas.

  • Published
    June 2, 2022

    Republican Journal Letters to the Editor

    Deadline for letters is Friday at 5 p.m. for consideration for the following Thursday's issue. Send to: editor@villagesoup.com. Anonymous letters will not be published. Please include your name, town and contact information. The Republican Journal encourages letters of no more than 350 words; longer letters may not run or may be edited. We will not publish letters that violate standards of good taste, make libelous allegations, endorse commercial products or attack a specific private individual or business. We discourage “thank-you” letters that list benefactors. For reasons of fairness, and to allow time for rebuttal or correction, we will not publish election letters in the issue immediately prior to the election.

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