DAVID FARMER
    Bath Iron Works is one of the most important companies in Maine, but that doesn’t grant it immunity from basic oversight of tax programs designed for its sole benefit. The company employees more than 6,000 people, most of them unionized. It’s a defense contractor, building destroyers… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Here are some ice fishing tips from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Ice Fishing Tips from Your Biologists 1. Don’t be afraid to fish close to shore where you may have better luck and can get out of the wind. For brook trout, jig… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    We come to recovery filled with fear and desperation. We achieve stability and greater health. We repair the wreckage of our past and we struggle all the while because as the expression in 12 step fellowships goes: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    RESEARCH SHOWS
    This article, by Kimberly Simmons of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on January 14, 2020. Ashley L. Conti | BDNMichelle Robbins (center) cheers during the Women’s March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross… Read More
    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    Today in Maine’s Franco History is a look back at important dates in the history of Maine’s Franco-American communities. It will run throughout 2020, the bicentennial year of Maine’s statehood. Your suggestions for additional events, people, and institutions to celebrate are most welcome. January 13, 1964… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    The creak is a distinctive sound— wooden oars kiss the oarlocks, wood rubs green bronze and squeals before it settles into a silent groove. A stroke, pause, water drips and then another stroke. Head moves side-to-side, wary and cautious.  A cadence forms between boat and rower. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    When World War II ended, Alma Thomas was living and working in New York City. While she didn't witness the iconic picture of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square, she says everyone was celebrating and hugging each other. She moved from New York to Maine and later traveled around the world with her late husband. Now Alma is 96 and back in Maine with lots of stories to share with us. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    DIFW biologists have written fish reports for each region of the state. You can read those reports here: 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++) {… Read More
    FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT
    Bryon Houlgrave | The Des Moines Register via AP I love Bernie. Of course, I do. I’m a Millennial. 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
    THE GLOCAL
    Seventy years ago the nation was engulfed in the paranoia of McCarthyism; the “Second Red Scare” reminded Americans that there was no room for communism in the United States.  It is ironic that, today, the American economy is incrementally dependent on China, a country with a communist government… Read More
    ACADIA ON MY MIND
    Eleven important Acadia National Park events shaped the decade at the Maine national park and left some lasting changes including new records in visits, the park’s 100th anniversary, a new superintendent, a presidential visit and a heightened awareness of climate change. Here are some… Read More