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Maine, Thankfully: Craig Hickman, Farmer, Fighter of Hunger, and Legislator

Hickman with the Hen

For this installment of the Maine, Thankfully series, I talked with Craig Hickman. Hickman is a writer, poet, community activist, farmer and Maine State Legislator. Out of Annabessacook Farm, Hickman grows food that he shares with the community, and those efforts have broadened and expanded over the years. “We are kind of a food center,” […]

On political optics, dangerous precedent …

On political optics, dangerous precedent, avoiding looking like a friend to child molesters, and how journalism works I was heartened to read Rep. Brian Jones’ opinion piece about the dangerous precedent set by the passing of LD 576 [Resolve to Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis]. He wrote: I won’t write about […]

Mother of two adopted children to testify against proposed curtailment cuts facing adoptive families

Abby Davis and her 11 and 13 year old adopted daughters have lived together in Westbrook, Maine as a “forever family” for 3 years. A week and a half ago she received a letter from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services explaining that proposed budget cuts would result in a substantial cut in […]