JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Sterling Pingree- Sports Chowdah. It felt strangely appropriate that on the eve of Father’s day, the team that Pedro Martinez once referred to as his daddy, turned back the clock and made a shockingly Steinbrenner-eque trade. On the weekend that the first place Yankees two biggest “Bombers”,… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    You’ll want to mark July 2 on your calendar, because that’s when Paul Doiron’s new novel, Almost Midnight, published by Minotaur Books, will be available for purchase. Paul has written a series of great novels which are now selling worldwide. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Trump would listen to 2020 foreign intelligence. –News Item (With apologies to Jay Ward) 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()) { if… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    If I get to give the world just one thing – it will be more good dads. I enjoy the responsibility of being a role model for boys and young men. I embrace being a role model for girls and young women. In both cases, I am demonstrating:… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Chase Whitney- Sports Chowdah The Celtics have a tumultuous offseason ahead of them. Stephen A. Smith recently reported that the team’s best player, Kyrie Irving (people forget that too often), has given “every indication” to the Brooklyn Nets that he wants to sign with them. If that… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Last week, President Trump traveled to Europe, jumped into British politics, patronized the Irish Prime Minister and attacked House Speaker Pelosi while he sat in front of American war graves at Normandy. It’s no surprise that Democrats and “Never Trumpers” want to see him defeated next… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I hope you will visit a Maine sporting camp this summer or fall. There is no better place to experience everything we love about Maine. Sporting camps offer everything from great food to lots of wildlife, woods, and waters, plus of course, great hunting and… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Portland’s welcome mat for recent asylum seekers could be a lesson for our current administration. Read More
    EDUCATION: FUTURE IMPERFECT
    Having devoted much of my research, writing, and teaching to the topic of utopianism, or the allegedly perfect society, I have never felt the need to add “strategic” to “vision.” Nor, to my knowledge, have any other serious scholars and teachers. A serious vision by definition–and by history—should… Read More
    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