CATCHING HEALTH
    My nephew and his family live in New York City, where streets usually crowded with vehicles and people are now empty and quiet. They've been isolated at home for several weeks now, with no end in sight. Their usual routines don't work anymore, so together, they've built some new ones. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Probably competing with the Virginia Monument for most-photographed-Gettysburg landmark, the Gouverneur K. Warren statue on Little Round Top gazes across battlefield beauty toward distant South Mountain. I love this view. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) With much of America locked down tighter than… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    States may rely less on federal government for public health, other policies Dealing with the corona virus may be causing a political revolution. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0;… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    State governments around the country have reacted differently to the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat it poses to people and to the economy. Many states – Maine included – took quick and decisive action to help stop the spread of… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Troubling changes in the northern forest This is a terrific and important column by my friend Sandra Neily who lives in Greenville. Sandy has been an environmental advocate for decades. The photo with  this column, which she gave me permission to use, is Sandy fishing with… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    This new normal we are experiencing can be overwhelming from many different angles. Even if you are a fairly level-headed individual like Diana Page. As a nurse practitioner, she is a professional at assessing a situation and taking appropriate action. She shares some of the lessons she continues to learn. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, including in Maine and the rest of the United States, the information we receive can sometimes be misleading and/or confusing. That's why it's important to get it from a trusted source. One of mine is Dr. Dora Anne Mills. Read More
    POLLWAYS
    With a death toll from coronavirus steadily rising and an enormous spike in unemployment, recent news is grim indeed. While President Donald Trump isn’t responsible for the existence of this dangerous virus, his actions made the… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Words of wisdom from my husband Barry: Being resourceful, gathering and sharing information (from credible sources) and visualizing that inevitable time ahead when things will be better helps us to be resilient. Read what else he has to say about trying to make the best of a challenging situation. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Within the first 12 days of 2020, five bald eagles in five different towns tested positive for high levels of lead, and all five had to be euthanized. Avian Haven in Freedom has found 57 such eagles in the last five years. In response, the state is working… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Bill Belichick: master of his tight lipped domain. King of the non-answer. The greatest nemesis modern media has ever known, has bested the rest at their own game. For his work on NFL Network’s “NFL 100 All-Time Team” series, Bill Belichick has been nominated for a sports Emmy… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I often hear that “relapse is part of recovery.” While I know that many of us do; I remind folks all the time that it doesn’t have to be part of our story. Following a relapse, the most important thing we can do is to return to… Read More