Comments for: Thanks, Old Dawg, for a half century of writing

Posted June 29, 2012, at 5:47 p.m.

Kent Ward started work at the Bangor Daily News as the Rockland bureau chief in 1962. That’s where the Limestone native wrote an exclusive story about a man who escaped from the Maine State Prison in Warren and held an elderly couple hostage in their home. The escapee, a baker …

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  • I will miss this man, whom I never met, but felt like I have known since I developed a penchant for reading Editorial. (College age..60 now.)  I’m gonna miss ya, Kent.  I know of no writer  in todays times who can hold a candle to your true, droll Maine presentation of Maines’ happenings.   No matter the topic, be it political, whimisical, sports updating or more frequently, your ability to honestly assess Maine folks and who we truly are, you done better than good.    My hat is off to you in total respect and admiration.  You are truly one of the last of the best newspaper writers we have been blessed to
    have  in this neck of the woods.  Enjoy your retirement, but of course you will, living up there in true Maine country!  Differently than I do, in doffing my hat to you, you will likely keep your hat on, being in the County and all.
     
    Elaine Goodwin
    Eddington, Maine

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Ward,

    Thank you for your writing, proving Mr. Steinbeck wrong when he wrote:

    “Lest another light go out.”

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