PINE TREE POLITICS
    “Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.” So read the first line of an article in Yahoo! Entertainment on Tuesday. Actor Chris Pratt, who you may know as Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    The best I’ve ever heard it spoken, “Every time I get sober I remember, and every time I remember, I get drunk.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    The 2017 violence in Charlottesville led officials in Lexington, Ky. to remove two Confederate statues standing outside the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street. Both statues were relocated to the Lexington Cemetery; the statue of John Hunt Morgan (right, above and below) was… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Sterling Pingree: Sports Chowdah. We tend to remember athletes from one thing. When a player joins your favorite team, that one thing almost always transpires during that tenure. Case in point: Bill Buckner had almost 3,000 hits in the National League before coming to the Red Sox,… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King has stepped up to support hunters, wildlife, and everyone who loves the outdoors. Angus loves to fish and hunt ducks, so his support for our outdoor heritage is no surprise to me. Here is the… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Acadia National Park is one of the most famous destinations in Maine, and for good reason. It’s a place filled with natural beauty. It boasts mountains of pink granite, pristine ponds, bubbling brooks, dramatic sea cliffs and one of the state’s sandiest beaches. Acadia is the… Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    Ive fished all over the state and the most consistent dry fly fishing I have come crossed has been on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The best Time is June,July and September, August typically gets to warms. The best flies to try are stone flies and… Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    Ive fished all over the state and the most consistent dry fly fishing I have come crossed has been on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The best Time is June,July and September, August typically gets to warms. The best flies to try are stone flies and… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I had no idea 76 people died in the Acadia National Park. But to put that in perspective, 300 people have died in Glacier National Park, a place that Linda and I really like and visited quite often. Randi Minetor… Read More
    WEST OF THE FIELDS
    I continued exploring recent releases from Hot Chip, Holy Ghost! and The National on the show this week, while the retro alternative set honored Philippe Zdar, the late French producer and member of electronic duo Cassius who tragically died in an accident last month at the age of 52, with a block of music he contributed to, both as a producer and as an artist. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Trump tells liberal congresswoman of color to leave U.S. — News Item… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    A mission to Saipan to pickup wounded from the battle of Iwo Jima, piloting home a plane filled to the brim with American prisoners of war at the end of WWII and a passion to preserve and record the past— these are just a few snapshots in the… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    When I decided to launch Conversations About Aging, I contacted lots of people and organizations for recommendations on individuals I might interview. One of them was Jess Maurer, Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging. One of her recommendations was Shirley Weaver. "In her 80s, a force to be reckoned with — a must interview!" I took her advice. Listen to my conversation about aging with Shirley Weaver, 82. She IS a force to be reckoned with. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    The dogs days of summer are here. Heat. Humidity. Great for boating but not so much for sports topics. It’s pretty quiet right now, so that gives me plenty of time to think of random topics on which to pontificate. Some are sports related but many are not. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Here’s one of my favorite stories from my book A Lifetime of Hunting and Fishing published by North Country Press. The 14-inch wild native brook trout took the first dry fly offered when I arrived at my favorite pool about… Read More