THE UNREALIZED REPUBLIC
    Nothing portrays a culture’s religious traditions better than the people, places and things of that culture. This time of year we celebrate the once rebirth-themed religious holiday with pastel candy eggs, marshmallow birds and chocolate bunnies. Some say Easter is our culture’s most religious holiday, but I don’t… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Welcome spring and help with spring cleaning in Fort Kent. 2) Run to help bring awareness to organ and tissue donation in Caribou. 3) Give paintball biathlon a try in Fort Kent. Plus lots more! C’mon Spring! Events: googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Notre Dame catching fire during Holy Week is a tragedy, but also presents a potential parallel. In the Gospel of John, Jesus told his disciples that he would destroy the Temple and rebuild it in 3 days. It foreshadowed His resurrection, rather than the earthly rebuilding… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Shevenell Webb is a new DIF&W wildlife biologist, and her recent post provided information about her and last year’s fur harvest. Here is what Shevenell had to say about herself: In July 2018, I was hired by MDIFW… Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    Bangor Daily News reporters Callie Ferguson (left) and Alex Aquisto successfully negotiate Six Mile Falls in Bangor on Saturday during the 52nd Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Fellow BDN reporter Emily Burnham will never get tired of this photo. Troy R. Bennett | BDN… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    PARIS – We join the world in shared sadness! Yet, we are grateful for the times when we visited the Cathedral, during our visits to Paris. On April 15, the horrified people of the world watched on television, while heroic Parisian firefighters worked to save the magnificent… Read More
    LANCE DUTSON
    Maine’s Legislature is considering a bill to radically change the way we participate in presidential elections. The so-called “National Popular Vote” compact (NPV) would award our electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the most votes nationwide. The debate over this bill is lining up as a… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Outbound for Savannah, Union troops march out of Atlanta in mid-November 1864 as the city burns behind them. (Harper’s Weekly/January 7, 1865) After Union soldiers stole three mules from Burge plantation near Covington, Georgia on August… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne’s book, A Child’s Life 90 Years Ago, is a fascinating look back at the lives of her father Earle and his sister Florence, as they grew up in Scarborough, Maine, on a rural farm from 1923 – 1946. Earlene has a talent for… Read More
    OUT OF FOCUS
    Let me tell you about a moment that changed my life forever. It was October, 2007.  I was staying at my buddy’s camp in Caratunk, with Bruce, my mostly-Corgi.  We woke up at sunrise and, over coffee and Alpo, decided to take a hike to see… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail network is made up of over 2 miles of trails that travel over small hills and across several footbridges. How to get there: The preserve has two parking lots. The largest parking lot is on Route 1, about 100 yards… Read More