Bill Packard: It’s fine to disagree, but we don’t need to be disagreeable
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 6:45pm
I’ve been thinking for a while that I should write about intolerance. It seems that some people...
Eva Murray: Shipping forecast
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:30pm
These notes begin aboard the ferry bound for Matinicus. I sit in the cab of my 36-foot U-Haul; in...
Kristen Lindquist: Celestial lights for the holidays
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:45am
Now is the season for lights: strung up on Christmas trees, along our porch eaves, on the holiday...
Barbara Dyer: John R. Prescott
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 5:30pm
Camden always wanted to be a “tourist town,” after James Richards, the first settler sailed into...
Bill Packard: The Chief
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:30pm
Throughout my stories, you hear me speak about The Chief. That’s how I address him to this day and...
Barbara Dyer: Critters
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:15pm
Pets were always a must with me. It was important that I had a cat, and I never saw one that was...
Barbara F. Dyer: Pleasures and Treasures
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 7:45pm
Summer or winter,
Spring and Fall,
Enjoys them all.
Our hills and streams,
Kristen Lindquist: The inner life of the pitcher plant
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 8:15pm
As we approach that time of year when things get a little creepy, it seems appropriate to take a...
Eva Murray: Edamame, rotgut, and rats
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:30am
It’s time for many among us to begin thinking about closing up for the winter. Well—you, maybe; not...
The House of Logan
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 9:15am
The House of Logan has been a fixture in Boothbay Harbor all my life and for the lives of almost...
Where It’s At ... Midcoast Escape Rooms
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 9:45am
As I write this the Pink Panther theme song is still running through my head. Why? Because I’m...
Bill Packard: Not the Slate Award
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:45am
All volunteer departments have certain traditions as do fulltime departments. How they come about...
Kristen Lindquist: The Merlins of Pearl Street
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 12:45pm
Some new Camden residents moved into the lower Pearl Street neighborhood this spring, and have...
Barbara F. Dyer: Up from the ashes
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:30pm
People have asked me, ”Do you always tell the truth, when writing your articles?” The answer is “...
Eva Murray: No wind ...fear the water…
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:15pm
A few days ago I sat outdoors enjoying the perfect weather on Matinicus. Most of us concur at...
Bill Packard: The Big One
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 8:15pm
No matter how small your town or fire department may be, there are large structures that can burn...
Bill Packard: Bottom line, don’t run out of water
Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:30am
The biggest issue for any rural volunteer fire department is water, or lack of it. Unlike urban...
Eva Murray: The little kids are my best customers
Sat, 09/01/2018 - 7:45pm
I have a tiny summer business, a bakery, where for a couple of months each year I put in long...
Kristen Lindquist: Fall bird migration has begun already. Really.
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:30pm
While walking the grounds of Plants Unlimited one recent August day, I was surprised to turn a...
Summer and Kane
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 5:00pm
Kane. The name conjures different thoughts to different people. To some Kane is a legendary...
Barbara Dyer: ‘We are out today for old Camden High, let us boost her with a will’
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 3:30pm
Those who graduated from good old Camden High School, or attended it, have always been welcomed to...
Bill Packard: Anything you can save is important
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:15pm
On a summer afternoon, I was working in a neighboring town when their tone went off for a structure...
Why can’t my doctor help me?
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 1:45pm
This is one of the more prominent conversations that I have with people every day of every week and...
Eva Murray: When pigs fly, and this time no kidding
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:45am
Our little story begins back last fall, a few weeks into the school year, when our one elementary...
The Camden Fire Department: Since 1847, ‘always ready’
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:00am
Because the Atlantic Engine Company No. 2 is trying to raise money for thermal imaging equipment,...
Bill Packard: It’s not that hot’
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:45am
Fourth of July eve. Is that really a date or should I just say July 3? Around 5 or 6 p.m. I get a...
Kristen Lindquist: A summer walk through Monhegan's Cathedral Woods
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:45pm
It's easy to feel you've left your everyday life behind on Monhegan Island, located about ten miles...
Do your tick checks
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:00pm
Summertime is meant for fun, rest and relaxation and enjoying the company of friends and family...
Bill Packard: Having Bob on the pump about as close to peace of mind as it gets
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:45am
If you’re the chief officer at a fire, probably the most important thing you want is people who...
Barbara Dyer: In the name of Knox
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:30am
Around this vicinity, there are towns, counties and businesses that have Knox for a name, and it is...
Eva Murray: A bit of flowery writing
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 9:30pm
I missed apple-blossom time this year.
Matinicus Island doesn’t have a lot of hardwoods, and...
The last supper
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 8:15am
Okay, this is it. My last column in the Boothbay Register. Kind of a good thing, kind of a sad...
Tempura-like onion rings
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:45pm
Do you order onion rings in restaurants? I don’t, unless I’ve seen some there, and I know they’re...
Lobster, boiled, at the cottage
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:15am
Okay so I’ve written about lobster before, but it’s spring in Maine, and that means lobster season...
LYME TIME with Paula Jackson Jones
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 6:15pm
THEY SAID WHAT?!
“You’re too sick to have chronic Lyme,” “Once you have Lyme, you can’t get it...
Barbara Dyer: Camden in 1880
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:45pm
None of us were here in the year 1880, but Camden was. Some things have not changed but many things...
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:00am
I’ve written about tacos in general, but I’m going to get specific here: Haddock tacos. Most...
Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow
Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:00pm
Fear consumes us and directs our thoughts, words and actions. Knowledge. reduces our fear, the more...
Kristen Lindquist: Bird Politics
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:00pm
Slowly the poplar and maple buds begin to unfurl into achingly green new leaves. Ferns uncoil....
Crispy sesame chicken with a sticky Asian sauce
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:30pm
So last week I wrote about Thai-inspired chicken soup. The next day I saw that Facebook friend...
Bill Packard: Open Burning
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:30pm
The State of Maine allows open burning. That means that with a permit you can burn brush or grass....
Thai-inspired chicken soup for whatever ails you
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:30am
I have a cold.
Considering the winter and spring that I’ve just endured, this is nothing. Some day...
Are you a tick magnet?
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:30am
‘Tis the season for ticks and conversations about ticks and hosting year-round, weekly Lyme disease...
Decadent, dark chocolate olive oil cake
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:00pm
Sometime last year I made an olive oil cake. I shared the recipe in a column. It was good, but what...
Eva Murray: A truckload of rope
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 8:30am
I spoke with Hank Lang last year at the Maine Resource Recovery Association’s conference and trade...
Deep-fried cauliflower and pan-fried lemon-y scallops
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:30am
Mark Twain once wrote, "Training is everything. A peach was once a bitter almond; a cauliflower is...
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:45am
No matter how you look at it, noodles are good. They’re comforting. They’re soft and chewy. They’re...
Kristen Lindquist: Growing your natural literacy, one Maine state symbol at a time
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 6:30am
One of the first steps toward achieving what I like to think of as "natural literacy" about a place...
Roe Chiacchio: Lost in thought
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 4:00pm
It was a dark and stormy night in January. Sally found herself walking down a road. She wasn’t...
Blueberries for your health, in cereal and manhattans
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:00pm
After returning from a long road trip with my brother, Peter, and indulging in a lot of tasty, high...