GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Great article from The Atlantic (Jan 17, 2018): “Donald Trump’s long history of paying for silence.”… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    By Sterling Pingree There is a rhythm to the sporting calendar, like the seasons of everybody else’s year, where one ends, another begins. Fall fades away to winter and winter melts away into spring. To the sports fan, the sadness after football season ending is alleviated… Read More
    FISHING POLES AND ADVENTURES
    Growing up bass were noted by many of the old timers simply as “trash fish.” While angling for trout or salmon it was a major disruption to hook into one of these fish that many times ended up in the bushes. Many of the older anglers that I… Read More
    SPEAKING ORGANICALLY
    Lose power much? We seem to lose power a lot more here than when we lived in upstate New York.  We seem to have lost power routinely several times a year since we moved here nearly 20 years ago. Twice I remember losing power in… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    After thoroughly enjoying the novel Matinicus – An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott, I quickly ordered two of Darcy’s other novels, Reese’s Leap and Margel’s Madness. Matinicus – An Island Mystery won a best mystery award in the 2013 Indie Book Awards. Scott’s character’s… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Most of the assets of the man reputed to be the wealthiest American president were in real estate, like those of one of his successors. Unlike that successor, he was moderate in speech and open to all views before deciding. He set… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    One of the biggest challenges that face people who want to start a fitness program is insecurity. And who could blame them based on some of the stereotypical thoughts when it comes to what goes on at a fitness facility. Fighting through our fears is one of the biggest challenges in life. But when you fight through your fears you are rewarded with some of the best things life has to offer. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Duck and Cover is a 1950s civil defense training film that advised students on what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion. The term still applies today with gun violence issues.      … Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) A FREE day of skiing for youth and a guided snowshoe hike in Presque Isle. 2) Cheer on local high school skiers in Fort Kent. 3) Winter Family Fun Day in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! Events:… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Preparing traditional baked beans with some modern changes. This familiar bean pot has not been used in my kitchen for at least a decade, until I recently decided to revive my family’s recipe. Among the first recipes my mother-in-law (belle-mère) and sisters-in-laws (belle… Read More
    PERSPECTIVES
    I am the father of four children and the grandfather, so far, of four grandchildren. They are the world to me, and each time I see the image of a parent’s anguished face outside a school – or anywhere else –… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The illustrations in kid’s books these day are amazing. And the illustration on the cover of Jean Flahive’s book, The Old Mainer and the Sea, published by Islandport Press, grabbed my attention immediately. It shows an old guy in a small boat, hauling in a big fish. Read More
    MY SECRET MAINE
    OK – the title of this story may be just a bit misleading, but essentially it’s true. Today is day three of an adventure my students and I are having as we try to write a story… Read More