Odelle Bowman, Executive Director at L/A Arts, has published an open letter in which she responds to Labonte's recent explorations of Lewiston-Auburn's joint agencies' budgets, including that of L/A Arts.
Well here's a sequel to my last post, in which I applaud Mayor Jonathan Labonte of Auburn for responding to rude remarks by someone behind the Maine Republican Party Facebook page.
Less than an hour ago, Jonathan Labonte, mayor of Auburn noticed a particularly rude post by the Maine Republican Party on Facebook refering to the departure of Maine Housing Authority's Dale McCormick. Despite being a Republican himself, Jonathan honorably called it out for what it was - petty.
Considering Democrats have ruled Augusta for the past
Gerald Weinand of Dirigo Blue writes this morning (my emphasis):
At least during the Bush administration they tried to label actions like this “compassionate conservatism.”
Today, after three years of a recession that neared a depression, and with the State still losing jobs (7,000 in 2011), Maine Republicans don’t even bother with the ruse.
They simply lack compassion for others.
How else to explain LD1862, An Act To Limit Eligibility under the Municipal General Assistance Program.
I don't have much to expand on what Gerald Weinand at Dirigo Blue has to say about Governor Paul LePage's efforts to limit access to his correspondence.
I'm cautiously optimistic about his upcoming term. Angus was successful as a governor bridging the divide between the two parties. I hope he has as much success in DC as he did in Augusta. But I doubt he'll get much traction if he's really jumped on the radical-center band wagon.
It's one thing to criticize the conflict between two parties or candidates. It's another to make harsh attacks against those involved and No Labels is too quick to demonize those who they ironically label "radicals." We'll see if Angus can stick to his commitment of abstaining from the use of attack ads and continue his neutrality in the capitol.
Another hobby interest of mine is web design. I've been thinking about this for a while now and have decided to open shop as a freelance designer. This stuff can be partly blamed for the lack of content on my blog.
Right now I work primarily in HTML and CSS, though I can also install Wordpress for people looking for more user interactivity. My work is ideal for small businesses looking for a web presence to highlight their services. A blog would be appropriate for a local publisher or even serve as a platform for artists to display their portfolio.
Also - since I'm relatively new to the field, you can count on my prices being perfect for a small business or nonprofit budget.
If interested, send me an inquiry through my other website, GreenCastleStudios.com.