MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    I have noticed  over the years that people can cast and catch fish fairly easily but it’s all the little things that can be overwhelming. I think if this sport is to grow, people need to realize that its just as simple as spin fishing. Maybe even easier,… Read More
    THE UNREALIZED REPUBLIC
    It is beginning to feel like things in my country are out of control, and I am feeling powerless to change it. I will vote my conscience every election day, don’t get me wrong. I will vote, and I will encourage others to vote, and I will be… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The next round of Trump tariffs – due September 1, will certainly effect the holiday shopping season. Especially toys. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    A few Boston Bruins alumni were in Bangor Friday taking part in the Maine JR Black Bear golf tournament. Sterling Pingree of the Sports Chowdah talks state of the Bruins with former goalie Andrew Raycroft: will there be a Stanley Cup hangover? And he digs into slapshots with… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Bernard Langlais is my favorite Maine artist, mostly because he created large wooden animals that are amazing including everything from lions (his favorite animal) to deer. So I was very pleased to receive a copy of the book Bernard Langlais Revisited, written by Pat Davidson… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Run or walk for delicious homemade pies and paddle Mattawamkeag Lake in Island Falls. 2) Get covered in colors at a 5k in Danforth. 3) Run a 5k cross country race in honor of fallen veterans in Houlton. Plus lots more… Read More
    ACADIA ON MY MIND
    Ready, set, go! With fun names like "MuddyMom," "SlowCrawl,” “BunnyButt” and “TheOtherButt,” virtual racers from around Maine and the rest of the country are heading out of the starting gate of the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race today, to help raise funds for charity in Millinocket and Acadia. Join the fun no matter where in the world you log your walking, hiking or running miles. Everyone is a winner, whether you opt for a lobster- or moose-themed medal, or get an emailed milestone postcard after virtually climbing the 26 peaks of Acadia. Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    “We are known for helping each other—across town lines, or whatever it takes. If someone needs help, the help comes quick and in many ways,” says Joe McBrine. A Maine game warden, McBrine sees in his job and in the place he lives that people are the common… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    “We accept the love we think we deserve” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower 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
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Consequently, among the most frequent questions I am asked is how I have been able to write about Franco-Americans for over 30 years, when I was born in Baltimore?  It’s a fair question. Of course, the answer is… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Automation is rapidly advancing, and while some forecasts have not come to fruition, it’s just a matter of time before we see automation in our daily lives. Automated vehicles, for example, still have a lot of hurdles, primarily 3D mapping, that need to be overcome before… Read More
    EDUCATION: FUTURE IMPERFECT
    Betsy Sweet hopes to obtain the endorsement of the Maine Democratic Senatorial party. She has already happily accepted the support of the four Democratic US Reps elected in 2016. The four recently introduced legislation to recognize the BDS movement. Those who agree with this anti-Israel platform should not… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    July in Portland sets record: Hottest. Month. Ever.  — News Item… Read More