By Rep. Justin Chenette as featured in the Courier newspaper
What costs sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, puts young people in debt, all to get “qualified” for a job? You might have guessed it – college.
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While I would argue that every time of year is good for volunteering, the holiday season is an especially good time for giving back. Through the Open Hands Open Heart program at the Saco Food Pantry, we are collecting children’s winter clothing at the legislative office. We are in need of the following new and gently used children’s clothing:
As Featured in the Courier Newspaper
Since the announcement of her retirement, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe has been highlighting the challenges of bitter partisanship in the hallowed halls of our nation’s capitol. Over the years I’ve disagreed with the senator’s position on certain issues, but I’ve always had the utmost respect for her commitment to public service. More than anything else, I respect the fact that she bucks with her own party when necessary to do what is in the best interest of Maine. We need more moderates on both sides of the aisle in state and national politics. If we did, you would be shocked at how much we could actually get accomplished. It saddens me to see Sen. Snowe leave with a bitter taste of staled cooperation, but it sent a message through the political establishment that something has to give.
Featured in the Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier Newspaper
There is something that comes around every fall and spring that re-affirms why the arts are so important to high schools across this state; Thornton Academy’s fall play and spring musical.
I look forward to this every year while holding my breath to see if the next crop of young aspiring actors and actresses will delight as much as the previous group. They never seem to disappoint and each performance is just as good as the last if not better.
Beyond the Headlines
Weekly Column featured in The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier Newspaper by Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco