OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Every year people look to the stock market and other investment platforms in hopes of increasing their financial position. Knowing what to invest in is the biggest challenge, and while it may seem difficult at times, there are some basic premises one can follow to invest… Read More
    FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT
    Bryon Houlgrave | The Des Moines Register via AP I love Bernie. Of course, I do. I’m a Millennial. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Robert Marbut, controversial White House pick to head homelessness office. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    I've heard so many people say that as soon as they retire, they plan to travel. Well, recently, I met a woman who's long past retirement age and she's not just taking trips, she's leading them — to the land of her birth. Ireland. Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    I will begin this annual tradition of mine by acknowledging a failure of my final prediction of 2019. You see, in last year’s column, I told you that this year I would simply do a top 10 list of my predictions, as the number of… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Around Dec. 1, 1864, the 7th Maine Battery occupied Fort Sedgwick, similar in design to the well preserved Fort Stedman (above) at Petersburg National Battlefield Park. Also called “Fort Hell,” Sedgwick was located farther west from Stedman. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) Orders later… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    President Donald Trump has earned his impeachment. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have an obligation to give it to him. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The federal Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on CMP’s project to bring power from Quebec to Massachusetts through western Maine. I wrote testimony that my friend Jenn Gray delivered for me at the hearing, and I’m going to share it with you. Here it is. Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Anyone who holds an investment portfolio or watches the financial markets knows how drastically the market reacts to news put out by the Federal Reserve. This is because the Federal Reserve plays a major role in determining the state of the US economy, and thus the… Read More
    MY SECRET MAINE
    SACO – It is easy to say that throughout our lives, education often comes to us in many non-traditional forms, and sometimes those experiences will have a dramatic effect on the way we see the world and the way we live our lives. That happened today… Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    2019 brought a change to my fly gear lineup.  I was asked to become a Galvan Reel pro staffer and decided to make the switch.  I spent the year fishing the new reels and have to say, I was impressed.  I can truly… Read More
    POLLWAYS
    It’s all too easy to give up on politics, to grow cynical, but succeeding politically can mean saving lives, literally. Gov. Janet Mills knows this. When Mills was sworn into office nearly a year ago, she invoked a dear… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Tom Doak of the Maine Woodland Association recently published a report about the work of the ATV Task Force, which Tom serves on. The group is tackling a lot of issues and must issue a final report and recommendations to the governor by January 1. Here is Tom’s… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    Do you want to enjoy every single minute of this holiday season while managing your stress and still making healthy choices? All it takes is a little planning and creativity. Read More