GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The wonderful children’s book, The Teacup Café, which I reviewed in January, is headed to 570 Maine Schools, thanks to Central Maine Power Company. That’s great news because every Maine kid should read this book, which emphasizes that it’s what is inside of them that is important. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Wondering what to give your sweetie or yourself for Valentine's Day? (I'm a big believer in giving yourself presents.) Make your gift a little more special by making it yourself. Here are two ideas. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Wondering what to give your sweetie or yourself for Valentine's Day? (I'm a big believer in giving yourself presents.) Make your gift t a little more special by making it yourself. Here are two ideas. Read More
    LANCE DUTSON
    Political effectiveness is not determined by any one election cycle. It’s a culture, cultivated over years, across elections. The decisions made during this election cycle don’t go away after Election Day. They shape the opinions of voters over a lifetime, and mistakes made during one period… Read More
    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