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
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Why is it that when a patient dies, loved ones may never hear from the doctor or other members of the medical team? Even when the patient is under treatment and has a close bond with the team. It happened to this Maine woman and it made her so angry she decided to share her story. Read More
    ACADIA ON MY MIND
    Were you among the more than 640,000 riders of the Island Explorer in 2019, the Acadia bus shuttle's 20th anniversary year? Well, you were part of the record setting year of ridership on the propane-powered bus line, which has transported more than 8 million passengers in and around Acadia National Park since its start in 1999. Find out what's in store for 2020 and beyond, in this Q&A with Paul Murphy, executive director of Downeast Transportation, Inc., which operates the Island Explorer, with funding from Friends of Acadia, L.L.Bean, Acadia National Park and other sources. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The legislature’s IFW Committee will work on LD 1804 today, a bill about deer baiting and feeding. DIFW has prepared a report and recommendations for the committee. Here is their report. A Report on the Applications and Impacts of White-tailed Deer Feeding with Recommendations for… Read More