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Affordable Care Act Stories

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When I put out a call for people to share their stories of how the Affordable Care Act has helped people in Maine, I received over a thousand responses in just a few days. Here's just a small sample of those powerful stories. --Chellie "Under Obamacare, we now pay one-third of our old premium and have a $2,500 deductible. I had my first physical in over 20 years."  -…

President-elect Trump's proposed Cabinet

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A run down of my thoughts on President-elect Trump's choices for the cabinet and other high-ranking posts. --Chellie  Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist “We’ve been asked to give President-elect Trump the ‘benefit of the doubt,’ but I think this dispels any hope that he would finally distance himself from people who promote hateful, racist…

2016 Summer Snapshots

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This summer has been a busy time of meeting with my constituents and hearing their feedback on important issues.  Celebrating 100 years of Acadia National Park It's been 100 years now since President Woodrow Wilson signed an order to create the Sieur de Monts National Monument (what would later become Acadia National Park). It was a privilege to help celebrate the…

Veterans meetings and events, spring and summer 2016

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I had the pleasure of attending a number of events this spring and summer to meet veterans and hear directly about the concerns--a few snapshots are below.   --Chellie Moving Wall in Thomaston Maine VFW Convention American Legion state meeting Awarding medals to Afghanistan veteran

Sometimes by sitting down, youre really standing up

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Each time there’s a mass shooting, citizens across the country have a conversation on how to keep the next one from happening and how to keep guns out of the hands of people who want to commit violence.  The nation holds this conversation at the dinner table, on the Internet, and in many other places. But it doesn’t happen in one place where it absolutely…

FY 16 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program

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Deadline August 16, 2016. The principal objective of the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants solicitation is to implement projects that use a proactive approach to improve or restore coastal habitat to: 1) strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather and 2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources.

Our Town FY 17

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Deadline Sept. 12, 2016. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas: • Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities.

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