JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Toby Nelson And then there were eight. Eight football teams that is, playing for gold balls this weekend. I wrote a mid season and end of year football review. Now I give you the state championship report. So far, I’ve been good with picks. But… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    For all the (not incorrect) talk about “blue waves” and “Republican rebukes” in the election results, there is one undertow which has been under-reported: Voters still hate taxes. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Poliquin vows to push forward with his legal challenge to ranked-choice voting after loss. –News Item… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
     This story was originally published in Down East magazine.              Sometimes small changes in hunting laws bring big benefits. My big buck one year was the result of a small law change that… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    You don’t have to live in Waterville to enjoy Earl Smith’s wonderful history of that city. Water Village, published by North Country Press, takes us through that fascinating history from 1498 to today. Boy, he must’ve done a lot of research! I found a lot of… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    We are faced with a plethora of decisions as we plan for and transition to retirement. Each decision initiates a course of action that establishes momentum and moves us in a direction that either serves us or works against us. But are we aware of the choices we are making? Read More
    THE FROZEN CHOSEN
    So now when I visit New York, I make a point of living out that childhood fantasy. Sometimes we make it as far south as Pickle Guys, in the lower East Side, or wait in line for Russ and Daughters, and sometimes it's just a quick stop into a bagel place, like today. But it's satisfying in a way that few other things are. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Hardwoods sprout green leaves in the Wilderness during a wet Virginia spring. Union soldiers plunging into this murky second-growth forest in May 1864 encountered scrub trees and tangled undergrowth so thick that men lost sight of each other along a regimental firing line. (Brian F. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    It is time to demand public funding for the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, which does a lot for all the citizens of Maine, but gets almost no funding from most Mainers.  Public funding for DIFW should be the top priority in the next legislative… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.  — News Item… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I have a serious hang up. (I’m down to only a few and they are all pretty benign). I am blessed – I get to do stuff I love both personally and professionally. I go a lot of places and meet a ton of people. I… Read More