Letter to the Editor: Smart government needed

I am running for the Democratic nomination for the District 89 (Farmington and Industry) state House seat because I believe we are at a crossroad in history and our economy where we…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Chronichitis

I’m not a doctor, but I do occasionally watch reruns of “House,” so I feel qualified to offer this diagnosis of the persistent medical problems afflicting the state’s population. Al Diamon Many…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all

Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s Franklin County Chamber of Commerce food basket project. Through the generosity of a number of area businesses and individuals…

Tina’s Law solution: Let judges be judges

Yesterday,  Justice Michaela Murphy ruled in Farmington’s Superior Court that Maine’s Legislature went too far two years ago when it adopted the severe mandatory sentencing provisions of “Tina’s Law.” She ruled that…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Way to normal

No offense, but you’re totally unqualified to decide who my wife’s boss is. Look at your track record. A significant plurality of you chose John (Another Couple Years And I’ll Get the…

Letter to the Editor: Ski club gives thanks

On behalf of the Farmington Ski Club, I would like to thank the area businesses, community residents and the ski club members for their generous support of the 13th Annual Titcomb Holiday…

Letter to the Editor: A lifesaver

On Tuesday, I had to run a necessary errand to pick up some plumbing supplies at Strong Hardware, leaving a very ill family member at home. It was snowing when I left…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Road hog

I got the idea for this week’s column from somebody I was talking to on the phone a couple of months ago. Trouble is, I can’t remember who. Fortunately, I took a…

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