NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Lewis Carroll, who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, thought a lot about elections. A mathematician as well as a writer, he disliked plurality elections.  The candidate winning the most votes, but less than a majority, would have been rejected by most voters.  That could happen with… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    James Rockefeller Jr. has enjoyed a very adventuresome life, which he shared with us in his book Wayfarer, published by Islandport Press. The book’s subtitle is “a memoir” and boy does he have a lot of great memories. Rockefeller has spent much of his life sailing… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    In my opinion, Tumbledown Mountain in western Maine is the most spectacular moderate mountain hike in New England. That was the primary reason for its inclusion in my mountain guidebook, Mountains for Mortals – New England. The goal of Mountains for Mortals was to provide detailed guidance on… Read More
    JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE
    A fabulous Sicilian fish stew that takes some prep and a lot of focus - keep other people out of the kitchen! Don't talk on the phone or text anyone or watch TV. Just cook. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all that we have. To enjoy a feast of food and loved ones. BUT too much food, too much family, and too little activity can make us feel just the opposite. Here's some expert advice for surviving the day and the rest of the holidays. Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Gear up for downhill and cross country skiing at a ski sale and swap in Fort Kent. 2) A dinner and dance to support a local ski hill in Mars Hill. 3) A special early-release day program for youth in Caribou. Plus lots more!… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    At the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, the first thing my husband and I noticed were the perfectly aligned rose bushes lining the paths to the rose granite colonnade. Napoleon Morin’s name carved in the granite inside the chapel of the Oise-Aisne American… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Toby Nelson And then there were eight. Eight football teams that is, playing for gold balls this weekend. I wrote a mid season and end of year football review. Now I give you the state championship report. So far, I’ve been good with picks. But… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    For all the (not incorrect) talk about “blue waves” and “Republican rebukes” in the election results, there is one undertow which has been under-reported: Voters still hate taxes. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Poliquin vows to push forward with his legal challenge to ranked-choice voting after loss. –News Item… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
     This story was originally published in Down East magazine.              Sometimes small changes in hunting laws bring big benefits. My big buck one year was the result of a small law change that… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    You don’t have to live in Waterville to enjoy Earl Smith’s wonderful history of that city. Water Village, published by North Country Press, takes us through that fascinating history from 1498 to today. Boy, he must’ve done a lot of research! I found a lot of… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    We are faced with a plethora of decisions as we plan for and transition to retirement. Each decision initiates a course of action that establishes momentum and moves us in a direction that either serves us or works against us. But are we aware of the choices we are making? Read More