FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    PORTLAND, Me–   Félicitations l’Alliance Francaise du Maine! “It is a bond that lies at the heart of Maine,” said Governor Janet Mills during her speech. Honored to be included among the guests at the Portland U.S. Customs House for the launch of l’Alliance Francaise,… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    Down East, Maine is a unique place. I have been writing about this “uniqueness” for some time now, so it’s refreshing to find a new book that offers a trove of some quirky stories that add to the unusual luster this place provides. In Jim Harnedy’s… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    I trust Matt Dunlap more than Donald Trump and Barack Obama. This isn’t personal; it’s just his job. Maine’s elected officials are more responsive to the needs of our state than a far-off federal government in Washington. That is true regardless of who resides in the… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    This is one of my all-time favorite columns, published in Down East magazine in 2011. It is framed on the wall of our north woods camp. I want to share the column with you today. Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Your business needs commercial auto coverage as a part of its business insurance plan if it operates any vehicles. Even if you operate a small business and your vehicle doubles as the “business vehicle,” commercial auto coverage or a very close reading of your personal insurance policy is… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Most of the movements we make originate in our cores — from putting on our shoes to playing a sport. Where exactly is your core and how can we make it strong. Watch our short videos to learn more. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Sen. Collins suggests Trump has overstepped authority on FEMA funds to pay for projects at US-Mexico border.  — News Item… Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    In Bangor on Friday night, there’s the September edition of the First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Later that evening, Maine rockers Weakened Friends, Crunchcoat and They Called Me Legion perform at the Bangor Arts Exchange; When Particles Collide rock out at… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Will the Patriots be the first NFL team to win seven Superbowls? The Pats sure do have a pretty reasonable road ahead to earn the right to defend their title in Miami this winter. Unless something goes terribly wrong, they better have room for at least one more… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Ranked-choice voting just got a lot more complicated. A quote from Dunlap about “pulling a rabbit out of a top hat” has lead me to draw my second cartoon with Sec. Dunlap as Rocky, from Rocky and Bullwinkle. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’ve had my share of fish hooks stuck in my hands and head, as have most of my friends. Here are a few of my stories. Many years ago, I was fishing the brook behind my house and tying on… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Located between Route 30 and the Seminary Ridge Museum at Gettysburg, a granite monument and two bronze 12-pounder Napoleons identify where the 5th Maine Battery deployed into line on July 1, 1863. Much more happened at this site than what a simple monument and… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Max Kellerman has said come up with some fairly silly takes in his time at ESPN, mainly that whole Tom Brady falling off a cliff nonsense.But the “First Take” host came up with one that really takes the cake, and this one is personal to this journalist. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    My friend Karin Tilberg and I have a lot in common. Karin is executive director of the Forest Society of Maine. We both recognize Maine’s incredible forest resource for its economic contributions, recreational opportunities, history, and beauty/spiritual solace.  We have worked together over the years… Read More
    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    The band played patriotic tunes as a cannon roared a salute. Local dignitaries including the mayor and a former governor had turned out to meet the train, at the head of a large crowd. The scene had many of the trappings of a state visit. The guest was… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    One minute the president is talking about the creation of space command within the military and the next he’s talking about disrupting hurricanes with nuclear bombs. Read More