PINE TREE POLITICS
    On Tuesday, the Mills administration announced that gyms, fitness centers and (for some reason) nail salons would not be able to open up on June 1, as had been the plan, but would instead need to wait longer before they could reopen their indoor facilities… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Among the 104 Mainers buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery is W.H. Smith of Co. K, 7th Maine Infantry Regiment. He actually was William H. Smith from Edmunds Township in eastern Washington County. Wounded at Gettysburg on July 3. Smith died of his wounds on… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Maine struggles to resolve doubts as policies evolve We don’t know a lot about Covid-19. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) {… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Many of Ellie O’Leary’s poems in her book, Breathe Here, are profound. They take you from childhood to old age, and many are about family. I just could not stop reading. Published by North Country Press, this book of poems is very very special, and so… 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
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    I hate this debate. But after 2 months of stay at home and more than a month of “The Last Dance”, I’ll finally bite on this clickbait debate. Chuck Klosterman recently said in an interview, he thinks Michael Jordan is a better basketball player, but Lebron James is… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Do you ever have feelings that you don't know how or what to name? For instance, you miss the way life used to be before COVID-19. You worry about what the future holds. But what are you feeling? Sadness? Anxiety? Fear? Yes, to all but you may also be experiencing grief, something Beth Dolloff understands all too well. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    This column is more wildlife stories featuring bats, loons, and moose, at camp. Let’s start with my bat story. I was fishing one evening in our boat and casting my fly from the back of the boat when a bat flew up and picked my fly… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Check out the analysis about Northern New England and our Canadian neighbors posted in a social media message by Dr. Dora Mills, who works at Maine Health, in Portland, ME, and who has given her permission to share this information titled “Not-So-Brief COVID-19 Update: Together, Stamping Out… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    Plenty has changed over the course of a month. Life as we knew it has stopped. After a brief pause to regroup, some monumental restrictions have been enacted that will prolong our return to normal. Megan Ellis photo But we will return to normal. Read More