JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Greetings from Red Sox Spring Training. I thought I’d take you behind the curtain and show you a little bit of a morning spring training practice with the Red Sox. First, I must confess to being a little star struck around the players, even at my… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Greetings from Red Sox Spring Training. I thought I’d take you behind the curtain and show you a little bit of a morning spring training practice with the Red Sox. First, I must confess to being a little starstruck around the players, even at my advanced… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Take the kids ice fishing for free – no gear necessary – at Madawaska Lake. 2) Experience everything winter has to offer at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle. 3) Learn about winter animal tracks at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Plus lots more!… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    (Accents used in a blog’s title line, like in Pâté Chinois, causes garbled print images, but, I tried to include most of the correct accents in this narrative.) AUGUSTA, Me– Some thoughtful guests who attended the Franco-American forum at the University of Maine Augusta on February… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    The gist of that case echos today with President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in pursuit of a wall along our border with Mexico.  Yet, the legal analysis will be a bit different this time around. You can thank -- or blame -- Congress. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Thunder Snow is a harrowing story that will keep you reading to find out if 28-year-old Brandon Chase lives or dies. This is Monmouth resident Thomas Torrington’s third novel, and it is a terrific tale. Chase snowshoes up the back side of Saddleback Mountain to tent… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Thunder Snow is a harrowing story that will keep you reading to find out if 28-year-old Brandon Chase lives or dies. This is Monmouth resident Thomas Torrington’s third novel, and it is a terrific tale. Chase snowshoes up the back side of Saddleback Mountain to tent… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I’ve never known quite what to say to families who want me to counsel their kids when they’ve experienced bullying. I know most won’t appreciate the advice I’d give: Grab a bat, a wrench, a hammer… googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    A trip to the ER that Dana Scammon thought would be a quick one turned into an intense fight for her life. She suffered some significant losses in the 45 days she spent in the hospital. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she's grateful for what she gained. Read More
    LANCE DUTSON
    One is a frazzle-haired socialist from Vermont. The other is an expensive suit-wearing former Wall Street executive from Maine. There is very little Bernie Sanders and Bruce Poliquin agree on. But the two share something in common as the 2020 election cycle begins. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I was there for last year’s Skowhegan Moose Festival, and I can tell you it was a very fun event. The fair included everything from great food to interesting booths. I was a judge in the moose calling contest. It was tough to pick the winners… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    When I initially saw the book, Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, I assumed it was a simple birding guide. Boy, was I wrong! This book, by Jeffrey and Allison Wells, is a thoughtful and comprehensive exploration of ecology and conservation in the islands. And oh… Read More