NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    The 2016 presidential vote and Brexit have something in common.  In both cases, many voters found the result was much different than their expectations. In recent months, the British Parliament has been grappling with putting into effect the closely decided referendum vote to leave the European… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    By Sterling Pingree I was listening to Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take this morning. The hosts, Big Cat and PFT (Pro Football Talk) Commenter were interviewing former Notre Dame qb and NFL journeyman, Brady Quinn. While Quinn was talking about what didn’t work out for… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) It’s all downhill at a kids’ ski race in Fort Kent. 2) Gear up for hunting and fishing at the Sportsman’s Show in Presque Isle. 3) Watch some fast skiers or be part of the action at a national championship ski race in Presque… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Maine’s Franco-Americans are more than 25 percent of the state’s population.  Recognition for the Franco-American contributions to Maine’s history, language and culture were held on March 19, in Augusta, at the Blaine House Governor’s Mansion. Moreover, the ceremonies will re-convene, on May 16th, at the Augusta State House. Read More
    FISHING POLES AND ADVENTURES
    Anyone that has been ice fishing knows that sometimes there is a hot hole or bait or technique at any given outing.  Its great when things are working well for you, but could turn into a long day if your traps get no attention.  It could be something… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Avocados are so good for you. Did you know that? Find out why and also get some tips on choosing and opening an avocado. Oh, and did I mention recipes, too? Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    On Friday night in Bangor, there’s good stuff like improv comedy ensemble The Focus Group at the Bangor Arts Exchange; Will Bradford and Ian Riley of Seepeoples at Black Bear Brewing, vinyl night with Queen City Sound System at Nocturnem Drafthaus, and Fleetwood Mac tribute… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    At 2 pm today, DIF&W Commissioner Judy Camuso will present her new budget to  the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. Yesterday, Judy briefed the IFW Committee on the budget, focused on changes and increases. She covered everything from purchases of snowmobiles and ATVs to lots of improvements in… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    This week, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout signed a new contract that is worth $430 million over the next 12 years, giving him the largest contract in North American professional sports history. Trout smashed the previous record of 13 years and $330 million set… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    While some Union soldiers stretch and yawn, one man (left) shakes his fist at the five drummer boys rattling reveille in a camp. A similar wake-up call probably sounded across the 19th Maine Infantry camp at Monocacy Junction, Maryland, early on Monday, June 29, 1863. Read More