It’s a Wrap

In what sounded more like a whimper than a bang, the Legislature finally adjourned on July 16–one month past statutory adjournment. Because of the record-breaking number of  vetoes that I wrote about in my previous column, the Legislature was forced to add to the lengthy process of completing our work by also taking up each vetoed bill. And, in most cases, we overrode the votes…

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Some great letters to the editor have been published, here are a couple samples. Thanks to everyone who has submitted a letter!

Vote for My Dad, Dave Miramant:  He Sees the Big Picture  Anyone who knows my dad isn’t surprised that he is running for State Senate, and not only because of his great experience from his term on the selectboard in Camden, his time on the Personnel Committee or his years being in the House of Representatives.  I say this because anyone who knows him knows that he is driven by an innate desire to…

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10,000 Homes and Counting!

When asked how many homes I had visited during my campaigns for the House and Senate, I checked and found that I have been to over 10,000 homes in Knox County! It has been an amazing education for me in many ways. I have heard ideas that help address challenges we are facing, concerns about our future and the fast pace of change, and ideas…

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Slammin’ Community Stories

Great fun in Hope last night! Clare Muireann Murphy was an excellent storyteller and entertainer. She was able to connect from her heart and paint a picture with her words. With her help, my first turn at a Story Slam seemed easy. It felt like she has always been part of the amazing community that we have here in the Midcoast area. 

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A Productive Summit on Climate Change

daveformaine: I met with Shenna Bellows at the Climate Change Summit in Augusta. 100 folks sharing information and working hard to understand the challenges and solutions. The Expo was full of exhibits and information and was very well attended. It was great to see the young folks from the nearby schools. They were asking thoughtful questions about the condition of the environment and the changes…

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