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This is Norway . . .

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Roll calls on the vote

Hi Amedeo,
I added some clickable links to the story so you can see the roll calls on these votes. Good idea thanks for suggesting that. I know at least some of the absences were excused for illness. So I don't think they were avoiding a vote. Just FYI.
Cheers,
Scott Thistle

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Imagine that. It IS his real name

I bet he gets asked that a lot - is that your real name? Just like the fire chief with the last name of Sparks or the plumber named Flood -- It does appear Sosnowski IS his real name. Fair enough question though.
Cheers,
Scott

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Topic sensitivity and civil conversations

This is a sensitive subject but I would ask all of you to remember to be civil and as this story deals with children, I would suggest you use language, comments and statements you would feel comfortable with if children were to read them. Be considerate people, you can be passionate about your points without potty mouths or berating each other. If you preach about tolerance then be tolerant of others and be kind.
Thanks.

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Christm as Trees

Jason,
I appreciate your use of asterisks. I thought you may find this bit on Christmas trees interesting.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/xmas_tree.htm
Thanks for reading and have a merry evening.
Scott

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Questions

Mr. Stone,
Feel free to email questions to me. We are building one big list and I'll add them to the mix.
Scott
sthistle@sunjournal.com

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Thanks for the keen eye

Ripley is Thomas' hometown. That's a bad typo. Thanks for noticing it we've -- ahem, amended the story and corrected the spelling errors. Thanks for reading.

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Good point

We didn't calculate graphics for Poliquin, Pollard and Plowman -- while Poliquin has filed an initial statement there were no finance reports available at the time of this report. Plowman and Pollard did have reports but there were neither enough donations nor expenditures to make it worthwhile to calculate. Plowman and Pollard are mentioned above Poliquin should have been as well. Poliquin was unintentionally omitted. I've added a paragraph above. Also a sidebar with hyperlinks back to all the quarterly reports we used in this analysis.

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Thanks for your comments

Licia,
We didn't note in this story that we did try to contact Mrs. Morse in Nova Scotia to get her response or reaction to this report. We were unsuccessful in those attempts. We should have included a line in this report to that effect.

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Way off base and just flat-out wrong.

Dan,

The majority of this current board are Democratic appointees.

http://www.maine.gov/dps/ems/boards/ems_board/index.html

There are 17 spots on the board and only 7 are LePage appointees.

There are two vacant spots - including the public representative.

But as you will also notice - several board members have been re-nominated to serve by seceding governors of varying political affiliations.

I think it's very unfair of you to ascribe political motives to all of these individuals carte blanche -- most on this board have chosen careers working towards saving the lives of others and have volunteered much time to that ends in their respective communities. Show some civility, appreciation and respect instead of trying to cast everything in a political light, especially when you are so far off the mark.

It's a cheap, easy political shot to rip off your cuff, but check your facts first. All of the folks on this board deserve a little appreciation and they have not ALL been appointed by any single governor.