It can be a real bummer when snow refuses to fall during Maine’s long, cold winter. And it’s even worse when we have the snow, then an unusually warm and rainy day washes it all away. But there’s a silver lining to most everything, I like… Read More
    Nokomis High School boys basketball coach Ryan Martin, pictured in December 2016, has guided the Warriors to four straight victories, including Monday night’s win over Class AA Bangor. The Nokomis boys basketball team could have been significantly frustrated after a 4-5 start to… Read More
    The Nokomis boys basketball team could have been significantly frustrated after a 4-5 start to its season — four of those setbacks came by a combined 13 points. But all it took was some words of wisdom from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to help… Read More
    Connor DiAngelo (right) is among the veteran players who have helped spark the Greenville High School boys basketball team to 10 straight victories. The Greenville Lakers returned their starting lineup intact this season after winning the Class D South championship last February. Read More
    The Greenville Lakers returned their starting lineup intact this season after winning the Class D South championship last February. But an 0-2 start hampered by a defense that yielded an average of 62 points in road losses at Piscataquis of Guilford and Forest Hills of Jackman… Read More
    Tolerations are things that nag at us, annoy us, or irritate us. Yet, we often let them go unresolved for days, weeks, months or years. It's time to stop letting tolerations steal your energy and your joy. Here's how. Read More
    Breakfast seems to be the one meal of the day for which we tolerate repetition. A slice of toast with peanut butter; a bowl of cereal with milk and half a banana; cooked oatmeal with raisins, nuts, chopped apple, day after livelong day; all… Read More
    Many years ago, when I published a community newspaper in southeastern Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart announced it intended to build a super store just outside of town. For a number of reasons, we didn’t think this was a good idea, and so while our… Read More
    Dr. Ron Bissell has spent his life helping others. He did it as a surgeon for 25 years. Now he does it by sharing what he knows about leading a spiritual life. Read More
    A favorite blogger, columnist, and community member of mine- George Smith recently wrote another column bashing road Slobs (http://georgesoutdoornews.bangordailynews.com/2018/01/22/environmental-issues/some-legislators-want-to-help-road-slobs/).   This has become a personal vendetta for a man who has dedicated his life to preserving the Maine outdoors that he has waged for years, and we… Read More
    Bald Rock Mountain in Camden Hills State Park was the first mountain I climbed in the winter. That less than illustrious escapade was almost exactly forty years ago. Located in Lincolnville in the northeastern sector of the park, at the time primary access to the summit was a… Read More