JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Saturday nights game was billed as the "biggest regular season game in the history of UMaine football.” To me that is a must see matchup. But not many people in the Pine Tree State gave a rats butt. Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    I can’t believe we only have 15 days left in September! What does that mean? It means a majority of the places in Maine will be closed to fishing but the good news is  there are places left open to fishing by extended season or open year round… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    SPRINGVALE, Me– A terrific friend to all, and an expert nurse, Dr. Muriel Poulin was a great lady who proudly represented her family’s Franco-American heritage. She died on September 6, 2019, at 94 years old.  Her obituary describes a wonderful nursing leadership career. As a nurse,… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    E-cigarette companies with their advertising geared toward teenagers. Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    In Bangor, local hip hop artists Assasi and S6ef perform at Top of the Nine on Central Street; improv ensemble The Focus Group are at the Bangor Arts Exchange, it’s vinyl night at Nocturnem Drafthaus, and there’s a karaoke competition at Paddy Murphy’s. Over in… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Conservation groups, town officials, the state DOT and DEP, and even some individuals have done a great job of installing new culverts that allow fish passage. In the old days nobody paid any attention to fish passage when they were putting in culverts and dams. Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    I don’t remember Pearl Harbor. Nor should I. I was born in 1980, three days after the 39th anniversary of the event. I wasn’t alive when it happened. I didn’t see it. I didn’t feel it. My knowledge of Pearl Harbor comes from news footage, dozens… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Landowner Appreciation Day is scheduled for September 15. And I encourage you that day to thank the private landowners who allow you to enjoy their land. Private landowners do a lot for us, from providing ATV and snowmobile trails and… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Three of us were sea kayaking along the rugged western shore of Upper Flag Island in Casco Bay. Paddling close to my left, Bud pointed to a large fin moving in the opposite direction about one hundred feet to our west and yelled, “I think that’s a shark!”… Read More