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Judith Meyer is executive editor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel and the Western Maine weekly newspapers of the Sun Media Group. She serves as vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition and is a member of the Right to Know Advisory Committee to the Legislature. A journalist since 1990 and former editorial page editor for the Sun Journal, she was named Maine’s Journalist of the Year in 2003. She serves on the New England Newspaper & Press Association Board of Directors and was the 2018 recipient of the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. A fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, she attended George Washington University, lives in Auburn with her husband, Phil, and is an active member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

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  • Published
    April 20, 2020

    We’ll take the noise over the silence in Jay

    We live on Crash Road in Livermore. After moving here some 22 years ago, I was curious to learn how the road earned its name and found it was not for the obvious reason. In the early 1960’s, International Paper needed a larger, more modern manufacturing facility than the one that evolved from Hugh Chisholm’s […]

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    April 20, 2020

    Point: COVID-19 prisoner release schemes are utter nonsense

    When California governor Gavin Newsom pointedly notes the political opportunity provided by the pandemic, we should stop, look up and listen. At a virtual press conference April 2,  Newsom spoke of ushering in a new “progressive era” saying, “Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.” Local […]

  • Published
    April 20, 2020

    Counterpoint: Ending prison crowding can limit coronavirus infections

    Finding critical supplies, including hand sanitizer and face masks, to protect oneself and loved ones from the novel coronavirus is challenging. To overcome the shortfall, production of protective gear is now increasingly being sourced by people incarcerated in Florida, New York and other states. While the supplies are shared with frontline medical and correctional workers, […]

  • Published
    April 15, 2020

    How do you handle a crisis?

    All of us have been experiencing frustrations and fears about a wide assortment of circumstances over the past several weeks. Many concerns are beyond our individual control. So, what are we to do?   With this in mind I want to share a situation that I always considered to be private. Some years ago, at the request of the former […]

  • Published
    April 9, 2020

    Martin Point Park in Sabattus is closed

    SABATTUS — The town closed Martin Point Park, including the beach and boat launch, effective Friday, April 10, because people there are not adhering to social distancing requirements. According to a written statement from Town Manager Anthony Ward, Public Works will place barricades across the entrance and post a sign noting the park is closed […]

  • Published
    April 6, 2020

    School districts start banning Zoom because of online security issues

    Some school districts around the country have started to ban the use of Zoom for online learning from home during the coronavirus crisis because of growing concerns about security, and others are reassessing how and whether to use the teleconferencing platform. Days after the FBI issued a warning to the public about the “hijacking” of […]

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    April 6, 2020

    Health-care workers deserve hazard pay during covid-19 pandemic

    When an entire branch of our nation’s workforce must collectively gear up day after day for life-threatening work, with little to no protection, they deserve hazard pay. Health-care workers are engaged in what is more and more often being described as a “war” against the covid-19 pandemic, and the casualties are mounting. In China, an […]

  • Published
    April 5, 2020

    Teacher Chuck Beganny

    I’m a fourth grade teacher at Carrie Ricker School in Litchfield. I have been sharing video read-alouds and keeping in touch via emails and phone calls. This week we started having class meetings via Zoom. Also coming up will be academic assignments via Google Classroom. My class and I will be reviewing proper letter writing […]

  • Published
    April 5, 2020

    Ed tech Angela Delorme

    During a “normal” school day I walk a lot, helping friends along the way. Subbing in classrooms, collecting and teaching students in small math groups, and running the Washburn School Store which helps with fundraising and supporting the Code, our school’s behavior guidelines; respect, responsibility, persistence, and safety. While away from school I’ve been completing […]

  • Published
    March 31, 2020

    Community notices, cancellations

    Maine Family Planning continues providing health care LEWISTON — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Family Planning is continuing to treat patients and provide comprehensive care at this time of increased social isolation and economic insecurity. Sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion care, are essential and time-sensitive. Denying or delaying care places an immediate burden […]