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
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    For the first time in way too long I have escaped Ice Station Zebra for some surf, sun, rest and relaxation. And what happens? In the first 30 hours of my sabbatical from Maine, the Red Sox sent away their best player. I’d rather shovel… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    State of the struggle. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her party’s official response and drew a contrast between actions taken by Democrats and the president’s rhetoric.“It doesn’t matter what the president says about the stock market,” Whitmer said. “What matters is that… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    It’s hard to measure our own growth and healing. It’s like watching a child grow – day by day we don’t see it. It’s the overall gains we tend to note. Sometimes it’s noticing the first steps, the things that become possible. We want to… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Soaked by the pouring rain and bogged down in the Virginia mud, Union troops cross the Rappahannock River during the infamous “Mud March” in late January 1863. Three weeks earlier, Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Infantry participated in a strange cross-river reconnaissance involving… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    “You can pay me now or you can pay me later,” goes the saying. When it comes to government budgets, if it’s later, it must be Washington. If it’s pay now, it’s Maine. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The photos of birds in the book Life List are amazing, and even more amazing, all of these beautiful birds were photographed in Maine by author Ken Janes. And I have to thank North Country Press for publishing this stunning book. Ken is a retired surgeon… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    It’s the first week of February, and the University of Maine hockey team is two points out of first place in Hockey East. No, you didn’t read that wrong, and no, you didn’t time-travel back to the mid-2000’s. Coach Red Gendron’s Black Bears held serve against league… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee worked yesterday on bills on deer baiting and biodegradable hooks and lures. The Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department spent more than two hours briefing the committee on deer feeding issues and answering questions. I will report on that in more… Read More