NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    It looks like the 2020 presidential election is just about over. Much of the media seems to report that the pre-election polls tell us what we need to know about the candidates.  The pundits forecast just what the winner will do after taking office. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Maine Climate Council…Global Climate Action Week…UN Climate Action Summit…climate change takes center stage. Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Mayors.  Who needs ‘em? It’s a fair question in Maine. After all, we are part of a proud New England tradition of town government. Town meetings elect moderators, not to rule, but to keep the peace en route to a resolution of the motions… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Lafayette Trail in Maine – Julien Icher is a French scholar who is leading the process of documenting the footsteps of General Lafayette, at the time he visited the United States, after the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). This historic visit by Lafayette was significant because the French General had… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’ve had my share of fish hooks stuck in my hands and head, as have most of my friends. Here are a few of my stories. Many years ago, I was fishing the brook behind my house and tying on… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    With celebrations underway marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the NASA administrator is warning that a full-year stopgap spending bill, like one recently floated by the Trump administration, would be “devastating” to U.S. efforts to get back to the moon. –News Item… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Steve McKay- SportsChowdah.com. “I need a hero….I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night…” Do these lyrics ring a bell? Step into the time machine with me; we’ll set the dial back 35 years, and step into 1984 together. Ghostbusters, the Karate Kid,… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Is the autumn of our life the time slow down and dedicate ourselves to leisure? Perhaps it is the time to sow seeds of greatness for the future instead. Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    In Bangor this weekend, it’s the next-to-last weekend of “Woody Guthrie: American Song” at the Penobscot Theatre, and on Friday night, Hippie Soup plays at Nocturnem, the Tyler Healy Band plays at the Sea Dog, and up in Orono, there’s a hip hop show at… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    I will admit that I have not been a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live for a long, long time. In my opinion, it has been about 15 years since it was consistently funny and featured cast members that I actually like. But I do still keep track… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    After reading an old Bill Caldwell column about fishing for Atlantic salmon in Maine’s Penobscot River, I am very sad that we will never be able to do that again. We have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine’s rivers,… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    In this embarrassing era where everyone gets a trophy, there are no losers, and concocted voting systems allow a candidate without the most votes to actually be elected, we have reached yet a new low in our cultural embracement of mediocrity. The internet is ablaze with… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Let's face it. As we age, a lot of things don't work quite as well as they used to. Balance, for instance, can be an issue. But guess what? There are ways to assess and lower your risk of losing your balance and falling. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Attacks on crucial oil sites in Saudi Arabia Saturday threatened to renew tensions in the Gulf amid hopes for diplomatic progress between the United States and Iran.  — News Item… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    How do you make healthy choices when temptation is all around? Here are some tips and tricks Matt used to stick to healthy living during the tempting summer months. Maybe some of them can work for you, too! Read More