The Coastal Packet: Down East Notes

Saturday, March 7

Down East Notes

Great background on the pledge of allegiance for those following the South Portland High School debate on the topic. As Edgar Allen Beam notes, "Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance will not make you a better American any more than not reciting it will make you a worse one. Being free to do so .if you’d like to' is what makes you an American."

Chief Justice Saufley used her State of the Judiciary speech to announce a new initiative to reduce the number of people who are held in jail while awaiting trial who do not pose a flight risk or a danger to the public. The initiative reportedly has the support of Gov. LePage as well.

Business Insider has dropped Maine in its rank of state economies to 49th.


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