THE DRIVE
    By Aaron Jackson, We’re less than a week away from the NBA draft, with the Boston Celtics being an incredibly interesting team to watch. They have three mid to late first round picks in a draft that is widely considered to be a top-heavy year. They’re… Read More
    WHAT'S BREWING IN MAINE
    It’s June and summer is here. Ahem, if you consider that the average temperature has been camped out between 51 and 63 degrees, with a few wonderful exceptions. summer is here. But hey, forget the temperature and focus on all the positives: breweries, wineries and distilleries,… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    LEWISTON, Me-  It’s typical for coincidences to occur in triplicate. This memorable trifecta cliché came to mind, when a cluster of serendipitous occurrences raised my awareness about how Lewiston’s beautiful Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul has contributed to Franco-American heritage. As a matter of fact, the… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Here’s to fathers. Grandfathers and godfathers, too. Natural and adopted alike. Father’s Day weekend honors the institution of fatherhood. And it continues to play an important role in society today. Hopefully, it will continue to do so for years to come. Read More
    PULSE MARKETING INSIGHTS
    Communication is key in marketing – in fact, inadequate content can be a great flaw in an otherwise solid campaign. Today’s market is driven by a wide variety of customer interests, backgrounds, and needs, and every piece of content you produce – be it a social media post, blog, or e-book – is a reflection of your brand. Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    Willie Nelson, left, and Lukas Nelson perform at the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration at the Village Studio on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Friday night in Bangor will be a hootin’ and… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Even though only 5000 people hunt turkeys in the fall, DIF&W’s move to expand that hunt is drawing criticism. I guess those hunters want those turkeys all for themselves. For the fall hunt the department is proposing to expand both… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Published by Ezekiel Holmes, the weekly Maine Farmer would not seem a good source for Civil War research. However, Holmes often published soldiers’ correspondence not found in other sources, thus providing war-related details unavailable elsewhere. Researching the… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Published by Ezekiel Holmes, the weekly Maine Farmer would not seem a good source for Civil War research. However, Holmes often published soldiers’ correspondence not found in other sources, thus providing war-related details unavailable elsewhere. Researching the… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    My mother, Louise Farmer, died in October 2015, but she was gone a long time before that. She had Alzheimer’s disease – a cruel bastard that robs people of their memories and their lives. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    A friend recently loaned me a book of amazing stories from the Rangeley region, focused on the Megantic Fish and Game Club. Most of the stories are from the 1800s. One that shocked me was this: googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    By Mark Paulette, I will maintain, and argue with anyone who thinks otherwise, that last year’s Red Sox team was not likable. They were uber successful. They far exceeded expectations. But they were not likable. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More