NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    A funny thing happened to the House on its way to impeachment.  It got lost. It happened a long time ago.  Despite the unusual focus of impeachment on the role of Congress, it highlights just how irrelevant the national legislature has otherwise become. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    Did you know that there’s actually a phenomenon called the “Helper’s High,” which is similar to a runner’s high? It means that giving gifts is actually good for your health!  Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
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    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Maine Audubon’s Executive Director, Andy Beahm wrote a good column about Audubon’s priorities and accomplishments in 2019. Here it is.   googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I’ve surpassed that age at which you know that something is “a thing.” Fortunately, I teach young people who find my lack of awareness endearing. They share their music, expressions, and other forms of pop culture with me. It really wasn’t all that long ago that they… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    Nothing shows you care about someone like giving them the gift of improved health! In our Healthy Holiday Gift Guide, you’ll find something for almost everyone on your holiday list, and at just about every price point. Read More
    FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT
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    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Robert Marbut, controversial White House pick to head homelessness office. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    I've heard so many people say that as soon as they retire, they plan to travel. Well, recently, I met a woman who's long past retirement age and she's not just taking trips, she's leading them — to the land of her birth. Ireland. Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    I will begin this annual tradition of mine by acknowledging a failure of my final prediction of 2019. You see, in last year’s column, I told you that this year I would simply do a top 10 list of my predictions, as the number of… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Around Dec. 1, 1864, the 7th Maine Battery occupied Fort Sedgwick, similar in design to the well preserved Fort Stedman (above) at Petersburg National Battlefield Park. Also called “Fort Hell,” Sedgwick was located farther west from Stedman. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) Orders later… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    President Donald Trump has earned his impeachment. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have an obligation to give it to him. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The federal Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on CMP’s project to bring power from Quebec to Massachusetts through western Maine. I wrote testimony that my friend Jenn Gray delivered for me at the hearing, and I’m going to share it with you. Here it is. Read More