DAVID FARMER
    State governments around the country have reacted differently to the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat it poses to people and to the economy. Many states – Maine included – took quick and decisive action to help stop the spread of… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Troubling changes in the northern forest This is a terrific and important column by my friend Sandra Neily who lives in Greenville. Sandy has been an environmental advocate for decades. The photo with  this column, which she gave me permission to use, is Sandy fishing with… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    This new normal we are experiencing can be overwhelming from many different angles. Even if you are a fairly level-headed individual like Diana Page. As a nurse practitioner, she is a professional at assessing a situation and taking appropriate action. She shares some of the lessons she continues to learn. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, including in Maine and the rest of the United States, the information we receive can sometimes be misleading and/or confusing. That's why it's important to get it from a trusted source. One of mine is Dr. Dora Anne Mills. Read More
    POLLWAYS
    With a death toll from coronavirus steadily rising and an enormous spike in unemployment, recent news is grim indeed. While President Donald Trump isn’t responsible for the existence of this dangerous virus, his actions made the… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Words of wisdom from my husband Barry: Being resourceful, gathering and sharing information (from credible sources) and visualizing that inevitable time ahead when things will be better helps us to be resilient. Read what else he has to say about trying to make the best of a challenging situation. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Within the first 12 days of 2020, five bald eagles in five different towns tested positive for high levels of lead, and all five had to be euthanized. Avian Haven in Freedom has found 57 such eagles in the last five years. In response, the state is working… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Bill Belichick: master of his tight lipped domain. King of the non-answer. The greatest nemesis modern media has ever known, has bested the rest at their own game. For his work on NFL Network’s “NFL 100 All-Time Team” series, Bill Belichick has been nominated for a sports Emmy… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I often hear that “relapse is part of recovery.” While I know that many of us do; I remind folks all the time that it doesn’t have to be part of our story. Following a relapse, the most important thing we can do is to return to… Read More
    STIRRING THE POT
    Social distancing is giving us a lot of time to think.  And except for keeping each other safe from this disease, what could be more useful than trying to learn from the pandemic for the future. This is not a commentary on the abject failure of… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    Classmates and teachers we have known are like chapters in a big book of life we carry. On some of the pages are interactions or relationships we might have had with any of them: a hug, a smile, a stern look, laughter, tears, winning ways,… Read More