November 2, 2012
Can you help Erin Herbig in her reelection effort? Here is a message from Erin./…..
We have the packets all ready to go and will be at my apartment (64A Cedar Street) on Saturday between 9 and noon. Swing by, pick up a packet of campaign literature, a map, and a list of houses… you know the drill. Between Saturday and Monday hang the lit on door knobs, no talking to people. These are all supporters, it is simply a “thank you” and a reminder to get out and “vote Herbig”. If people can’t come at the designated time but would like to help, let me know and we’ll make alternative arrangements.
I have attached the lit image below- we did this last time around and as I have gone door to door this time around people still have the tractor photo from 2010 on their refrigerators!
Let me know-
Rep. Erin D. Herbig
Belfast, Belmont, and Northport
November 1, 2012
Marina Delune sent a letter of support for Mary Mortier to the Republican Journal but it did not make the paper…. here it is….
From: Marina Delune
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 11:59 AM
Subject: letter to the editor
Mary Mortier for Ward One
I have loved serving Belfast as the city councilor from Ward One. My decision to not run for re-election was made much easier when I was contacted by Mary Mortier, who expressed interest in running if I decided not to run again.
I strongly endorse Mary. Her long and faithful stewardship of “New Years By the Bay” has proven that she is a champion for Belfast, one who works well with others, is creative with her ideas, and who knows how to wring a lot of value from each and every dollar. And, as a realtor, she is acutely aware of the importance of trying to keep property taxes under control.
I could not be happier that such a fine choice for representative of Ward One will be on the ballot. I hope Belfast voters will join me in voting for Mary Mortier.
November 1, 2012
Angus King will visit Belfast Monday at 3:55 PM at Joe Baiungo’s office next to Post Office Square. Stop by to welcome the next Senator of the State of Maine
October 31, 2012
Is it necessary to endorse two candidates who are running unopposed? Perhaps not. But here goes anyway. Nancy Hamilton ran as a someone I thought would be far more conservative,(Tea Party?) than has turned out. She’s really more common sense than conservative. We’ve disagreed on some things but: that’s life. She has been a pleasure to work with. She brings a lot of talent to the council and I look forward to working with her in the future. Roger Lee. Roger has sacrificed a lot for Belfast. Roger is the true budget hawk on the council….. too much so for me…. but if you like a guy who looks at every penny and truly hates to raise taxes Roger is your man. He has a wide vision and works for the big picture. He’s a good council member for Belfast and I am thankful he bit the bullet and decided to run for a 2nd term. Thank you Roger and Nancy for serving.
October 31, 2012
Every year wreaths and lights magically appear in downtown Belfast. But it’s not magic. It takes hard work and a lot of money. Between the manpower and leadership of Belfast Fire Chief Jim Richards and the Belfast volunteer Fire Department and the effort of Our Town Belfast who organize and fund raise for the wreaths, Christmas light bulbs, the big tree, the lights on the walking bridge and much more: well… they need a little help. Please take a minute and make a small donation, join your neighbors, and help put up all the fresh greens, colorful lights, and twinkling magic of the holiday. http://www.indiegogo.com/deckingdowntownbelfast?c=home&a=616888
October 28, 2012
Check out my youtube video endorsing Mary Mortier
October 24, 2012
To the editor:
Why I am supporting Mary Mortier for the Belfast City Council. I have known Mary for many years. She first came to my attention when her house burned down. The big classic shingled apartment building, that did not look like one, was torched by an arsonist. Her husband and she could have rebuilt a building for less work and money but its’ iconic visibility on Northport Avenue called them to restore it to the previous appearance. And all of Belfast who loves a gracious street should be thankful. A few years later she emerged to take on a great event that had risen and then gone leaderless. New Years by the Bay. However many years it’s been, fourteen or so, Mary has been the hard working chair, toiling year round, to corral music, dance, venues, bonfires, drum and rabblers, food, and much more into a splendid way to usher in the new year. Affordably. She has done it so well and so quietly that most people do not know that Mary is the leader who makes it happen year after year. On top of that she has been active with Rotary and the Garden Club while she makes a living working as a realtor. Mary has a grounded understanding of all of Belfast that will serve us well as a city councilor. We are lucky she is willing to serve Belfast and I ask you to join me in supporting her for Belfast City Council.
October 13, 2012
“The best way to judge candidates is not by the popular way they describe their plans near the end of a campaign; it is by the most divisive presentations of themselves earlier on. A candidate’s political calculations when fewer people are watching is likely to say far more about character than poll-tested pleasantries in the spotlight.”