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  • Published
    October 6, 2022

    Election letters need to be in by Oct. 21

    The drop-dead final deadline for any letters to the editor about this election is 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. You can email them to editor@villagesoup.com.

  • Published
    September 8, 2022

    Debate continues over ranked-choice voting

    Secretary of State Shenna Bellows discussed ranked-choice voting and said Maine should be proud of its election clerks for ensuring our elections are free, fair and secure. Republicans, however, continue to oppose ranked-choice voting, arguing it is complicated and confusing.

  • Published
    June 8, 2022

    Gov. Mills announces $50 million to rebuild Maine State Parks

    Gov. Janet Mills visited Camden Hills State Park Wednesday, June 8, to announce the roll-out of her $50 million program to update Maine's state parks. The initiative is aimed in part at supporting Maine's tourism industry.

  • Published
    January 17, 2022

    When MLK came to Maine

    When Martin Luther King Jr. visited Maine in 1964, he spoke about the civil rights movement and the status of race relations. While there had been much progress, King said, there was a still a long journey ahead.

  • Published
    October 8, 2021

    Video: We talk to reps on both sides of the CMP Corridor question

    Benjamin Dudley of Mainers for Clean Energy Jobs argues the benefits of clean energy combatting Climate Change outweigh the drawbacks on the corridor. Included also is the previous video interview with Sandi Howard, who argues the corridor should be stopped to protect the Maine woods and habitat.

  • Published
    September 23, 2021

    NEWS VIDEO: CMP Corridor opponent talks about Question 1 in video interview

    This video interview explores issues surrounding Question 1 on the November ballot, including environmental impacts and the issue of retroactive legislation.

  • Published
    September 20, 2021

    UPDATED: Question 1 focuses on the CMP corridor

    While corridor proponents raise the specter of retroactivity, opponents note that is not a change to Maine law. The real issue, corridor opponents argue, is the 53-mile area to be cut through a globally significant forest.

  • Published
    September 20, 2021

    Is no one held accountable?

    Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    June 17, 2021

    Kevin, Adam and their mothers

    When life imitates art

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