WEST OF THE FIELDS
    I continued exploring recent releases from Hot Chip, Holy Ghost! and The National on the show this week, while the retro alternative set honored Philippe Zdar, the late French producer and member of electronic duo Cassius who tragically died in an accident last month at the age of 52, with a block of music he contributed to, both as a producer and as an artist. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Trump tells liberal congresswoman of color to leave U.S. — News Item… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    A mission to Saipan to pickup wounded from the battle of Iwo Jima, piloting home a plane filled to the brim with American prisoners of war at the end of WWII and a passion to preserve and record the past— these are just a few snapshots in the… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    When I decided to launch Conversations About Aging, I contacted lots of people and organizations for recommendations on individuals I might interview. One of them was Jess Maurer, Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging. One of her recommendations was Shirley Weaver. "In her 80s, a force to be reckoned with — a must interview!" I took her advice. Listen to my conversation about aging with Shirley Weaver, 82. She IS a force to be reckoned with. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    The dogs days of summer are here. Heat. Humidity. Great for boating but not so much for sports topics. It’s pretty quiet right now, so that gives me plenty of time to think of random topics on which to pontificate. Some are sports related but many are not. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Here’s one of my favorite stories from my book A Lifetime of Hunting and Fishing published by North Country Press. The 14-inch wild native brook trout took the first dry fly offered when I arrived at my favorite pool about… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    A seemingly nondescript barren atoll located in outer Muscongus Bay, Eastern Egg Rock does not outwardly appear to be an attractive sea kayak destination. Appearances can be deceiving. For a few weeks each year, migratory Atlantic Puffins breed and nest on the island’s gigantic granite boulders. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The governor thinks alternatives to federal regulations might save the lobster industry and the right whale. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Right now kids in our area find baseball about as appealing as mosquitos and summer school. The number of kids playing baseball is down at all levels. American Legion baseball is barely hanging on. I have a solution to help, at least just a little bit. Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Gordon L. Weil Donald Trump’s strongest political case for re-election is the success of the American economy.  It’s also a big risk, and he knows it. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Hope Rowan really knows Maine’s north woods. And I have to thank her for writing a hiking guide to the Katahdin region for kids. The book, Ten Days in the North Woods, published by Islandport Press, includes stunning photos that will, for sure, send you… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Learn about bugs in Caribou. 2) Get out on the water in Fort Fairfield. 3) Help count loons in all corners of The County. Plus lots more! googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    STIRRING THE POT
    The first national election in which I voted was 1972, the year that Margaret Chase Smith lost her U.S. Senate seat to Bill Hathaway.  I am sure I must have voted for Hathaway, largely because of Senator Smith’s dogged support for American policies in Vietnam. My… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Goose River Press Anthology 2018, edited by Deb Benner, published my pilgrim’s essay. It’s an honor to have an essay included with the many talented writers and poets who contributed to the anthology. “Bringing Lourdes Home” describes events that happened during a 2001, journey my husband… Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    I want to apologize for the lack of stories and reports , I have been on a 7 day a week guiding run for 7 weeks straight. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Here’s to third parties. In the past week, we’ve had two major losses and an important change in partisan affiliation. H. Ross Perot and Lee Iacoccoa each passed away. Meanwhile, U.S. House… Read More