SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    The parking area was plowed when I arrived at the trailhead for Old Speck Mountain in Grafton Notch State Park. Located in a remote alpine region about a dozen miles north of Newry, the cleared lot was much appreciated as shoveling out car space beside the road is… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Forgiveness doesn't mean excusing bad behavior. It means doing something for yourself by giving yourself the gift of moving on. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I don’t understand why our effort to keep the population of coyotes in check is so controversial. We all know that coyotes are killers. Here is a story about coyotes from my book, A Lifetime of Hunting and Fishing, published… Read More
    THE UNREALIZED REPUBLIC
    Public education is in the news again. I teach in a public school. It has not been an easy run, but it is always an adventure. Teaching is complex, challenging, at times frustrating, at times tragic. There are great triumphs and there are dizzying setbacks. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I thought I knew a lot about Gerry Largay and her death, after she got lost hiking the Appalachian trail in Maine. But I learned so much more from Denis D. Dauphinee’s book, When You find My Body, published by Down East Books. Dauphinee tells us… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I don’t know of another state where 3.5 million contiguous acres of private land is open to the public for all sorts of outdoor fun. Mainers are very lucky to have North Maine Woods which was started 48 years ago. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    The high school basketball tourney is a cultural phenomenon. It transcends its status as just a local sporting event. Locals live for it. People who move here from away get it quickly. Tourney week as a whole has evolved. The uniforms, style of play, classes, venues… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    The Supreme Court has stirred controversy with two procedural orders.  They revealed much about the state of our political world. In one case, the Court decided to suspend a Louisiana law that requires doctors performing abortions to be admitted to practice at a hospital.  The law… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Doesn’t the former governor have better things to do than continue his angry rants?… Read More
    LAURA'S HOUSE JOURNEY
    If you’ve been reading my blog, Laura’s House Journey, you will remember that I had a hard time deciding if I should breed my sheep last fall or not. Everyone that I talked to had a different opinion. My bottle lamb Maggie was too small to breed,… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Liz wanted to get in shape but didn't want to go to the gym. Peggy wants to have a career as a personal trainer. Read how they're helping each other out. Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Join friends old and new while you ski or ‘shoe under the stars in Fort Kent. 2) Get out on the hard water and ice fish for free all over Aroostook County. 3) Get the family outside for a snowshoe adventure in Presque Isle. Read More