When the great outdoors isn’t so great
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:45pm
It’s hard to leave your house without hearing about the epidemic brown tail moth, but it takes a...
Bill Packard: Learn and share your family history before elders are gone
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 8:30am
I’m going to state right off the bat that I want something from you readers. Nothing for me, but...
Barbara F. Dyer: The prolific Richards family
Sun, 05/26/2019 - 8:45pm
People keep asking, “Why don't you write about James Richards, because he was the first settler of...
Kristen Lindquist: Spring's avian virtuosos
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:15pm
As the trees begin to leaf out, songbirds are slowly but surely returning. Waking in the morning to...
Barbara F. Dyer: Love the lighthouses
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 8:15pm
The “sentinels of the Maine Coast” are numerous, with a lot of history, and they come in various...
Four writers: Gabrielle Attra, Mary Bok, Leslie Curtis, Ingrid Ellison
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 3:00pm
This week, four local writers, all students of Kathrin Seitz, reflect on the seasons, and matters...
Kristen Lindquist: The everyday miracle of the bird egg
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 5:00pm
In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins gets into a riddle competition with Gollum in their...
Bill Packard: Cruising
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:30pm
That was the thing to do. Before American Graffiti, here in the Midcoast, cruising was a popular...
Henry Laurita: Spring, when bats, racoons and other Maine creatures emerge from torpor, hibernation
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:45am
The time of year has come to shuffle off the carapace of winter and greet the spring. Our part of...
Listening: A gift from and for caregivers
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 4:00pm
A clinical trial funded by the National Cancer Institute developed a program to improve the health...
Building a camper
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 8:30pm
“Well folks, we made it.” That was our pilot speaking as our plane taxied to a stop on the runway,...
Without an Agenda: talking with the crew of the ‘Sunbeam’
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 1:45pm
Sharon Daley, RN is the first and to date the only nurse associated with the telemedicine program...
Kristen Lindquist: What to watch for now that it's (nominally) spring
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 3:00pm
According to the calendar, it's now officially spring. As those of us in Maine know full well,...
Rockport Select Board narrows in on various library parking plans
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKPORT — The Select Board in Rockport will convene at 7 p.m., this evening, March 25, for a...
Barbara F. Dyer: Looking back at the 1969 Camden-Rockport Bicentennial
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 9:15pm
You need a break from the articles about the 1900s. But a big event happened in 1969 that needs to...
Without an agenda: talking with the crew of the ‘Sunbeam’
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:15pm
Part 1: A discussion with the captain and the engineer about breaking ice, the needs of a steel...
Bill Packard: Now we’re the mentors
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:30am
During a good natured recent ribbing on Facebook, Dave Dickey mentioned several people who...
Barbara F. Dyer: Travel on the Boston Boat
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 2:30pm
No, I never did have a ride on the “Boston Boat,” but I do remember going to meet it when my...
Kristen Lindquist: Pussy willows, spring's first flowers
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:15pm
A friend once told me that when he first moved to Maine years ago, to try homesteading in the...
Henry Laurita: Coyotes, turkeys and gulls
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 2:15pm
Since writing my last article I’ve gotten several interesting questions about wildlife, so I...
Eva Murray: Island winter — weather, food, and the owls
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:15pm
A few out-of-state friends have asked how things are going. I enjoy this time of year, but they don...
Barbara Dyer: Tannery Lane in Camden
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 8:30pm
There have been many changes in all of the business district of Camden-by-the-Sea since its first...
You don’t know me but you saved my life
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:00pm
If you are struggling and feeling hopeless, please read this.
I just got off the phone with a 29-...
A Daily habit of wellness for caregivers
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:30pm
One in seven middle-aged adults provides physical, emotional or financial support to an aging...
Bill Packard: Turn where the dead tree used to be
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:00pm
Whenever I can, I have coffee with a great group of guys. Coffee is really just an excuse to get...
Kristen Lindquist: Who-hoo-hoo's nesting in the winter?
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:45pm
When we think of springtime, we think of birds returning from southern climes to brighten our trees...
Henry Laurita: The crow — social and intelligent
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 8:00pm
As we settle into the brunt of winter and the winds feel more biting every day, I think it’s a good...
Local legislators take to the road
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Freezing rain was falling in Augusta as I grabbed my box lunch and boarded a bus, bound for three...
Gaping holes: A lost diamond and the embrace of a community
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:45pm
Last Sunday, I was standing in the kitchen with my husband having just prepared a rather elegant (...
Eva Murray: An accidental twitcher — birding on Matinicus Island
Sun, 01/13/2019 - 8:45pm
Birding “well out to sea” isn’t just about the puffins.
My mother-in-law always swore that she had...
Barbara F. Dyer: The steamer M.& M.
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 1:45pm
In a recent article, “Importance of Advertising,” I mentioned the steamer that I had not before...
This Week in Lincolnville: Driving Distance 1,507 Miles
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 3:00pm
Of course, anyone can tell from this column’s title that I’ve been talking to Siri. She’s (usually...
Barbara Dyer: Importance of advertising
Tue, 12/25/2018 - 10:15pm
All newspapers and booklets depend on advertising to help pay for the publishing, and they have for...
Sauerkraut and Bourbon: A Christmas Story
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:45pm
They were about as unlikely a couple as you could find. Like pairing Pilsner with pecan pie, or...
Learning to Surrender
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 1:00pm
Surrendering is not giving up, abandoning or raising the white flag.
Surrendering is not accepting...
Eva Murray: Circles of green on Matinicus
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 9:30am
Our kitchen floor is scattered with bits of the woods out back — twigs, fir needles, and the...
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 “...