JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Mid-February is here and that means another Maine High School Basketball Tournament is upon us. For many, including me, this is my favorite time of the year. We might have a snowstorm during tourney week, but there is always one day when you leave the Cross Center with… Read More
    WEST OF THE FIELDS
    I debuted more new tracks from Hayley Williams, Sam Fender and Porridge Radio on the show this week, while the retro alternative set paid tribute to Gang of Four co-founder and guitarist Andy Gill, who passed away Feb. 1, with a block of songs from his influential post-punk band along with tunes from albums he produced for other acts. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    She's got a lilt in her voice and a twinkle in her eyes. The time flew by as I sat and talked with Ann Quinlan for the latest conversation about aging. She's certainly not going to let a few decades (like about eight) get in the way of her enjoying life to its fullest. Settle in for some stories. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Trump’s budget comes as the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated government spending outpaced revenues by about $900 billion in 2019, and said the deficit will balloon to more than $1 trillion each year beginning in 2022.  — News Item The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Without exaggeration this is the worst Red Sox trade since Babe Ruth became a Yankee. This is curse inducingly bad! I didn’t realize how ticked off I was about this entire ordeal, until someone asked me about it in the office this week and it only took me… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Tom Doak of the Maine Woodland Owners Association was a member of the ATV task force and has written a good explanation of their recommendations, which are being considered by the legislature’s IFW Committee. Here is Tom’s column. ATV Task Force Submits Recommendations googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Hiking the Presidential Range in New Hampshire used to be a regular part of my winter agenda. A continuum of battles with arthritic knees and hips had kept me off the big peaks for three years. Recently, a couple of cortisone injections and an invite from friends Gary… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun Internships at Kennebec Land Trust are great opportunities to do good things while having fun. KLT is currently looking for summer interns, and I’ll share their info here. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Words spoken by two Republican senators fairly summarize the impeachment experience. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska stated sadly, “Given the partisan nature of the impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    It’s doubtful the president learned anything from this impeachment trial. Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Asbestos is a mineral that was used in construction materials and other goods. While most asbestos exposure occurs in the workplace, asbestos exposure is still reasonably common in other areas since it isn’t banned. Asbestos exposure can lead to health complications. Some… Read More
    EDUCATION: FUTURE IMPERFECT
    Is Collins serious in thinking that her long and growing list of ridiculous excuses for supporting President Trump AND his Judicial nominees fools most of us? True, the core members of the Collins cult would jump off a mountain if so ordered. But even their blind faith in… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    LEWISTON, Me-  Child labor is a consistent topic of conversation when educational tours visit the Museum L-A, in Lewiston.  A new museum exhibit looks at the hard truth about child labor, including excellent visuals and photographs. I enjoyed my visit to view this exhibit, and will soon be… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    I think this is the Patriots’ fault. Seriously. During the first three years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the New England Patriots represented the AFC in the Super Bowl.  There was plenty of craziness arising in the American political system during that time. However, it all seemed… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I love the idea of the Brookie Awards, recognizing young people between the ages of 15 and 30 who are demonstrating leadership and effectiveness on natural resource issues and projects. The Brookie Awards are organized by NRCM Rising, the young member arm… Read More