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Opinion: Sabbathday Shores site plan changes should not be approved

New Gloucester resident John Salisbury writes:

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. the New Gloucester Planning Board will consider a request from Sabbathday Shores developer Allen Hamilton to change its approved subdivision plan.  The plan was originally approved as an “Open Space Subdivision” under the Town zoning ordinance.  An “Open Space Subdivision” as defined in the zoning ordinance is one where “… the principal purposes of conserving portions of the open space is the protection of natural resources such as wetlands, aquifers, steep slopes, wildlife and plant habitats, and stream corridors, open space uses in those portions may be limited to those which are no more intensive than passive recreation.” (underlined word provides emphasis). Continue reading

Dirty books and filthy laws

Books are dirty. And really good books can be really, really dirty.

When I read about state Rep. Amy Arata’s bill attempting to ban “obscene” booksfrom high school libraries, it made me realize some of the filthiest things I’ve ever read had their genesis in the pages of some of the greatest writing of all time.

Speaking of genesis, let’s start at the beginning. There’s been smut in books since people first started writing them. The first book of the Old Testament starts out with two people buck naked in a garden. With a snake. They eat some fruit, and then make enough babies to start the entire human race. Filthy.

Read the rest of Lance Dutson’s column in the Bangor Daily News.

Please, Senator Collins, Vote NO on the tax bill

Please, Sen. Collins, vote 'no'