LIFE DOWNEAST
    One of the first books I discovered while vacationing in Maine many years ago was One Man’s Meat by E.B. White. I was certainly aware of his children’s books, like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, but I never knew about his vast output of essays forThe New Yorker. Nor was… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    Let’s say that this was a good year at work. Let’s say that the company you work for is so pleased with you that they give you a small raise, and say that next year, if everything goes equally well, they’ll give you a bonus reward. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Spring blossoms adorn the Chancellorsville battlefield near where the 17th Maine Infantry Regiment escaped Confederate encirclement during a frightening nighttime withdrawal on May 2-3, 1863. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) With his resignation from command of the 17th Maine Infantry Regiment already submitted, Col. Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    If you’re preaching a prophecy of doom or are red-faced angry about Gov. Janet Mills’ budget or her budget address, delivered Monday night, then you probably also get mad at vanilla wafers. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’ve hiked most of Mt Katahdin’s trails but I have to tell you that the crowds these days on the trails are far too large. I think there are much better and more enjoyable hikes throughout Baxter State Park. We’ve… Read More
    RESEARCH SHOWS
    This article, by Ryan LaRochelle of the University of Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on February 12, 2019. Transportation Security Administration employees carry boxes of non perishables and bags of produce received from the Community Food Bank at a drive… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Chess or checkers? More spending. Future tax hikes? The game clock begins. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Last year Maine game wardens responded to 3,449 calls for service regarding landowner relations. Those calls resulted in 1,378 summonses and 681 warnings. Interestingly ATV violations resulted in by far the most summonses and warnings. In fact ATV… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Get the kids out to try XC skiing for free in Presque Isle. 2) Join in on a citizens’ ski race and tour in Limestone. 3) Check out a great trail system in Monticello. Plus lots more!   googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Conversations About Aging is an exciting new Catching Health podcast series. This first episode explains the why behind the series and includes an interview with the man who inspired me to embark on this adventure. Let's get the conversation started! Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Getting to and from Maine is a challenge. Many years ago I wrote the following column about this challenge. Susan Misiora works out of Albany, New York, as regional representative of the National Rifle Association. She recently told me of… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    We’ve all seen the meme, “Recovery is truly one of the most badass things a human being can do.” Nothing could be more true. Recovery has many paths – harm reduction, getting healthier, ideally, getting sober. And that’s just the beginning. We face the challenges of staying sober,… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Students create the atmosphere at college games. You see it on TV at every major college sporting event. Throngs of rowdy and jubilant students, united in dress and cause, chanting, cheering, standing and taunting. Cameron Crazies exist at most major universities these days, especially when the TV cameras… Read More