PINE TREE POLITICS
    Want to hear an interesting fact about the 2018 election? Shawn Moody received the fourth most votes for governor in the nearly 200 years of Maine history. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    THE GLOCAL
    This blog post was co-written with James A. Huff, an undergraduate student in the Maine Business School’s Management Program.  It resulted from one of the assignments we worked on during our Global Business course, BUA 343, this semester. Protective tariffs have an effect on… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Burn off those Thanksgiving calories at a Turkey Trot in Caribou. 2) Young skiers can get a jump on the ski season at a special youth program in Caribou. 3) Welcome winter at a murder mystery party in Fort Kent. Plus lots more!… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    The news is warning us of a continuing outbreak of Salmonella linked to turkey products. Does that mean you shouldn't serve any at Thanksgiving? Read these important safety tips. Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    Below is a letter I sent recently to someone I dearly love who I fear is isolating and imploding: I wanted to reach out to say that I love you, that I am praying for you and that I am concerned for you. I can only… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    The regiments of the 3rd Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett charges west across Saunders Field toward Confederates defending the distant treeline in midafternoon on Thursday, May 5, 1864. The 20th Maine advances somewhere in the two lines of Union infantry. (Harper’s Weekly)… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’ve had some memorable hunts on Thanksgiving mornings, before gathering with family for the annual feast. Here’s a story about one of my most memorable Thanksgiving encounters with big bucks. An Icy Morning Heats Up googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    RESEARCH SHOWS
    This article, by Flynn Ross of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on November 20, 2018. Kerri Wyman (left) assistant principal at the new Central Community Elementary School talks to students about where to find their classroom… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By: The Bam on Sportschowdah.com Huge congrats to UMaine football! Undisputed Conference Champions! What a great victory! Much to the dismay of the cry babies at James Madison. Seriously.. you embarrassed yourself. Maine has the first round bye and a home game upcoming in the NCAA Football… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    Across the country in present time USA, the “noise” is so loud. People are angry and growing restless with their respective lot in life, and the sirens of discontent are incessant and knocking on doors, screaming through windows. Even here Downeast, if you scan the Internet, read the… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Years ago, as fall transitioned into winter, I realized that my new dog, Oreo, wasn’t built for the cold. With short fur and a bare belly, he would start to shiver any time weather dropped into the 30s, which was happening more and more. Oreo… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    It is Wednesday and tomorrow is the big annual Thanksgiving Feast for which I expect many of you are too busy cooking to even read this column. So when your turkey is all carved up and there are only fragments of pie left, but… Read More
    INNSIGHTS
    We spend our whole careers encouraging people to travel. The thought of empowering gift givers this holiday season with a simple plastic card to entice loved ones to act on their wanderlust is a gift this Innkeeper treasures. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    How do you know you’re paddling Ducktrap River? The weather is lousy. Inclement weather seems to be an inherent part of the Ducktrap experience and it’s not a coincidence. Water levels rise and fall rapidly on the tiny Lincolnville body of water that is mystifyingly called a “river.”… Read More