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...
Bill Packard: Wires down, people trapped... and the night half the county went dark
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 5:45pm
It was a heavy snowstorm that dumped a foot or more of snow and the town was just starting to dig...
Eva Murray: Old news, and eels
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:15am
I was in possession of a good-sized pile of newspapers, mostly the Bangor Daily News, from earlier...
Barbara Dyer: Past signs of the times
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:30pm
In the past, merchants deemed it necessary to identify their business by a sign over the door or...
Roe Chiacchio: The Comfort Zone
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 2:15pm
“Is this a coordination test?” Carole asked, as I instructed her to sit on the floor to do an...
Different levels of illness
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:30pm
As a society, we form opinions based on what we see, hear and experience. Sometimes it’s firsthand...
Eva Murray: Freeboard Logistics, at your service
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:30pm
The customer service folks at the Big Box Store were nothing if not eager to please. In fact, they...
Baking bread, the slow, easy way, on a snowy day
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:30am
On the day of that gorgeous, serene snowfall last week (easy for me to say – I didn’t lose power)...
Is it really a local number?
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:45pm
Have you ever answered your phone only to find that the local number displayed is not really the...
Conversation and Compassion: Forging a response to gun violence
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:30am
At Watershed School, it all starts with a conversation. Listening to understand, responding to...
Bill Packard: The Pink Slipper
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:30pm
I’ve been thinking about going in a different direction with my articles and with the blessing of...
A few weeks of pigging out
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:30pm
I’ve been pigging out.
It’s been a few weeks of, well, not quite hell, but not exactly Disneyland...
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:45pm
Snow, rain, thaw, melt, repeat. This pattern tells us that mud season is approaching. For weeks, I’...
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 10:45am
There’s cheese fondue. Then there’s Kim Martin’s cheese fondue.
On Jan. 6, Michael Maxim posted a...
The American Boathouse, at the head of Camden’s harbor
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:45pm
Most everyone in this vicinity is familiar with the large wooden building, on Atlantic Avenue in...
Kristen Lindquist: Snow Buntings—Bringing winter to life
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:15pm
We walk through patches of snow across an unpaved parking lot that edges a salt marsh, peering out...
Just when you think there’s nothing for lunch
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:45am
You know how all of a sudden it’s, like, 1 p.m., and you’re starving? You start searching the...
Nothing lovey-dovey, but something creamy and chocolate-y, for Valentine’s Day
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:15am
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw
That was the first quote I...
Eva Murray: Winter Beach redux
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:00pm
A friend of mine wrote a poem called “Winter Beach” a couple of decades back, published in I-don’t-...
Lyme Time: Kindness matters
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:45pm
KINDNESS MATTERS is a campaign designed to change the way people interact with each other. It is...
Roasted Ah-So chicken and torture pie
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:15am
Roast a chicken. It costs somewhere around 6 or 7 bucks for a smallish one, and if you live alone,...
Seven bubblies and a cupcake
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 9:30am
I love bubblies of all colors and prices. It’s been a while since I’ve drunk Andres, but give me an...