MAINE AT WAR
    Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan received a hero’s welcome in Augusta while visiting Maine in October 1867. (Library of Congress) After capturing Maine in late October 1867, Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan took a whirlwind tour of… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan received a hero’s welcome in Augusta while visiting Maine in October 1867. (Library of Congress) After capturing Maine in late October 1867, Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan took a whirlwind tour… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    High Green by Herbert Cleaves, published by North Country Press, is a very interesting story about an Irish-American’s love for and experiences with a railroad in northern Maine. It’s a work of historical fiction, but it sure does seem like a true story. John Hanahan’s dad… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Important and worrying truths, even for people far from retirement, are hidden behind in the plentiful advice about Social Security benefits. Some experts suggest delaying the start of taking benefits, because the payments will be higher if you wait, rather than beginning the year you are… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    As we approach Halloween here’s something that should horrify the Boston Celtics. Nobody gives a hoot about them in this neck of the woods. I base this scary claim on the recent survey I conducted with Sports Chowdah readers. I asked them to name their favorite New… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Then and Now– A French sub-title for this blog might be, “Plus les choses changent, plus elles restent les mêmes”. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) Maine’s political analyst and author Professor Christian Potholm, has often recognized the importance of the Franco-Americans… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food and many people swear that it also has healing qualities. Since it's flu season in Maine, let's make some chicken soup or if you're at my house, you'll get chicken lemon soup. Good for what ails you. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food and many people swear that it also has healing qualities. Since it's flu season in Maine, let's make some chicken soup or if you're at my house, you'll get chicken lemon soup. Good for what ails you. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    This is my third column of deer hunting stories posted each Friday.  I always liked hunting in the snow, because you could easily track deer. One day when I was supposed to hunt in Wayne with my friend Ed Pineau, we were experiencing a blizzard,… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    As we approach Halloween here’s something that should horrify the Boston Celtics. Nobody gives a hoot about them in this neck of the woods. I base this scary claim on the recent survey I conducted with Sports Chowdah readers. I asked them to name their favorite New… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    As I write this column, Maine’s Legislative Council — which consists of 10 lawmakers, six Democrats and four Republicans — is beginning to work through the process of considering the roughly 400 bill requests submitted by lawmakers for the second session of… Read More
    SUMMER IN MAINE: KIDS, CAMPS, COMMUNITY
    Traditional youth camps bring to mind summers of play, friendship, and the challenge of learning new skills. But at their very core, camps are communities. They teach kids to build connections, resolve conflicts, and share activities and living space. Increasingly, camps also offer the children they serve the… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Advancing north from the Piscataqua River, Phil Sheridan realized by the time he captured Maine “that this is the hardest campaign he ever had.” And that difficulty occurred even as Mainers welcomed him as a conquering hero. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Advancing north from the Piscataqua River, Phil Sheridan realized by the time he captured Maine “that this is the hardest campaign he ever had.” And that difficulty occurred even as Mainers welcomed him as a conquering hero. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Last week we asked a series of questions as part of our first Sports Chowdah Local Sports and Media Poll. Questions included “Which is your favorite UMaine sports program?” “Which is your favorite regional professional team?” “Who is your favorite local sports talk radio host?” And more. We… Read More