JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Rob Gronkowski retired Sunday. It makes all the sense in the world, but I was still caught off guard by the flood of text messages I received from friends and family. Gronk was beloved in a way that few athletes ever achieve. He was the one guy that… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Last week the legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee acted on several bills. The committee had a public hearing and work session immediately after on a bill giving DIF&W’s commissioner authority to extend the ice fishing season. This bill was presented… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The president has sunk to a new low with his continued criticism of  John McCain. Read More
    THE DRIVE
    By Sterling Pingree I was listening to Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take this morning. The hosts, Big Cat and PFT (Pro Football Talk) Commenter were interviewing former Notre Dame qb and NFL journeyman, Brady Quinn. While Quinn was talking about what didn’t work out for… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) It’s all downhill at a kids’ ski race in Fort Kent. 2) Gear up for hunting and fishing at the Sportsman’s Show in Presque Isle. 3) Watch some fast skiers or be part of the action at a national championship ski race in Presque… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Maine’s Franco-Americans are more than 25 percent of the state’s population.  Recognition for the Franco-American contributions to Maine’s history, language and culture were held on March 19, in Augusta, at the Blaine House Governor’s Mansion. Moreover, the ceremonies will re-convene, on May 16th, at the Augusta State House. Read More
    FISHING POLES AND ADVENTURES
    Anyone that has been ice fishing knows that sometimes there is a hot hole or bait or technique at any given outing.  Its great when things are working well for you, but could turn into a long day if your traps get no attention.  It could be something… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Avocados are so good for you. Did you know that? Find out why and also get some tips on choosing and opening an avocado. Oh, and did I mention recipes, too? Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    On Friday night in Bangor, there’s good stuff like improv comedy ensemble The Focus Group at the Bangor Arts Exchange; Will Bradford and Ian Riley of Seepeoples at Black Bear Brewing, vinyl night with Queen City Sound System at Nocturnem Drafthaus, and Fleetwood Mac tribute… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    At 2 pm today, DIF&W Commissioner Judy Camuso will present her new budget to  the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. Yesterday, Judy briefed the IFW Committee on the budget, focused on changes and increases. She covered everything from purchases of snowmobiles and ATVs to lots of improvements in… Read More