Caught in a jam
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 8:30pm
Overtourism, a new term for a growing global phenomenon, captures how popular destinations can...
Kirsten Figueroa: Looking Behind and Ahead with the Town of Camden
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:30pm
Imagine you were fortunate enough to receive a gift of property from a relative. They had worked...
Use of electric vehicles needs to be encouraged in Maine, and U.S.
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:45pm
Electric vehicles are both cost effective and environmentally friendlier than gasoline powered...
Marilyn Moss: The Tree
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:30am
Marilyn Moss is a freelance writer living in the Midcoast. Her most recent book, Bill Moss: Fabric...
Denise Munger: Why I am running for seat on Rockport Select Board
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 7:45am
While I am running unopposed for Rockport Select Board, I believe it is important for Rockport...
Rockport Town Manager’s Report: Blasting to begin at library site
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKPORT — Rockport Town Manager Rick Bates reports on library construction and blasting ledge....
It’s not just the pollinators: Promoting a balanced ecosystem
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:45pm
We know that the number and diversity of insects is decreasing. And we know we’re to blame – at...
Let’s lean on our local politicians to fund anti-littering campaigns
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:00pm
There’s a big roadside cleanup coming up and lots of folks are pretty excited about it. Keeping our...
Gov. Janet Mills on Earth Day: ‘Maine people always led way in pursuit of clean air, clean water, uncontaminated soils’
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:45pm
“Maine’s natural resources are a cornerstone of our heritage and our economy. Preserving them is...
Prepare bags and say goodbye to polystyrene in Camden, May 1
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:45am
As of May 1, 2019, plastic single use carry-out bags will no longer be permitted at stores and...
Vinalhaven residents take on 1950s federal ferry rule that hinders common sense
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 4:45pm
Last fall, the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS) proposed a reduced winter schedule to Vinalhaven. ...
Sen. Angus King tells IRS to stop targeting Maine low income earners
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:15am
WASHINGTON, DC – Today – one week before Tax Day – U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, sent a letter...
In the North
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 2:15pm
In the north
above every flower
spruce & pine
For Virginia Thomas
a World Song
Rep. Vicki Doudera: Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line still troubling
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:45am
Last summer, I was asked by the Pilot how I felt about the proposed “New England Clean Energy...
Tiny houses are not solution to income disparity
Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:00am
The February 15 Buzz article “Young Ideas in the Age of Old Men: In Defense of Tiny Houses” by Liam...
Maine’s health care system fails our elders
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 8:30am
You love your elderly father and abruptly, he’s had a stroke. He can’t get around the house on his...
Alison McKellar: On old homes and ancient ecosystems
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm
I’ve always liked older homes but never stopped to think much about them until the past several...
Knox County democrats, independents issue joint statement on maintaining Title IX as is
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 4:00pm
AUGUSTA – As the State Representatives of Knox County, Maine, we recognize the historical and...
A Call for Janet Mills to act on offshore wind energy
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:00pm
Next month, new representatives and a new governor will take control in Augusta. Many Mainers have...
RSU 71 invites community to join in book study, discussion
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Paul Tough’s book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why (2016), was given out to every...
Letter to the editor: Congratulations conservation award winners
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:00pm
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like to congratulate all...
Hoping for Democracy on November 6
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 9:45pm
I am not a Belfast resident, but Belfast is “my town.” I shop there, go out to eat and attend...
Belfast Water District’s statement to customers and residents of the City of Belfast
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 8:30pm
There have been many questions raised during the past year regarding the proposed sale of Belfast...
Listen. Learn. Lead.
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:30pm
I ended a recent day of campaigning speaking with one of my former high school teachers. Her class...
A Healthy Mind in Turbulent Times
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 9:45pm
We live in a time of political turmoil, and may be feeling uncomfortable, anxious and stressed. We...
Bruce Poliquin’s battle for Maine
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 3:00pm
As a young man growing up in the great State of Maine, I can say one thing about the people who...
We need to make America, America again
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 2:15pm
As a public school student of the fifties and sixties, with a keen interest in history, I remember...
A YES vote for MET is an easy decision
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 9:00pm
A Yes vote for the MET project seems like an easy decision, it fills an immediate need, it makes...
Edward Courtenay: Paula Sutton works for the needs of her constituents
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:30pm
I am voting for Paula Sutton to represent me in District 95.
I think her extensive...
The Right Library for Rockport
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:00pm
At the polls this November, Rockport residents are being asked to commit to funding a new library...
Plastic Free By the Sea?
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:15pm
When Dustin Hoffman’s character in The Graduate was told the future was plastics there was no way...
One in four
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00pm
I am a psychotherapist with almost 50 years of experience. To be a good therapist, one should first...
Letter to the editor: Vote to return Dave Miramant to Augusta
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:15am
To the Editor:
I urge voters in Senate District 12 to return Dave Miramant to the Maine Senate...
Pete McDonald: Skullduggery at the Star of Hope
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 1:30pm
It was an awful day to be going to Vinalhaven.
Driving rain and wind bounced the ferry across...
Why I support the fish farm application and want to know more
Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:00am
I am a Belfast City Council member and I voted to change the Belfast Water District land’s zoning...
Help make Camden Plastic Free By the Sea; public hearing on ordinances Aug. 21
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 1:30pm
What Do New Zealand, Chile, Ireland, Dominica, and Camden Have In Common?
They have all examined...
Maine People’s Alliance launches new online legislative scorecard
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:00pm
The Maine People's Alliance released its annual legislative scorecard, highlighting votes taken by...
Trump Administration rolls back clean car standards, attacks states’ authority
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:45am
Today, Maine Conservation Voters released the following statement in response to President Trump’s...
Letter to the editor: Trekkers thanks ‘Journey into Art’ supporters
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 3:00pm
On behalf of Trekkers, my sincere gratitude is extended to everyone who made Trekkers' "Journey...
Letter to the editor: Trekkers graduates 22 seniors from six year program
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:15am
Last month, on June 4th, Trekkers celebrated with this year's 22 graduating seniors. Team Patagonia...
Letter to the editor: in support of Erin Herbig
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:45am
I am writing in support of Erin Herbig, who is running for the Maine State Senate in November. I...
Letter to the editor: the impact of a word
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:00am
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is gone. Paying him homage recently was...
Dawn Emery: Questions about Camden-Rockport middle school financing, effects on taxpayer
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:45am
I was at the Camden Select Board meeting on June 6 and have been closely following the middle...
Patrick McCafferty: ‘When I see a problem I want to fix it’
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:45pm
My name is Patrick McCafferty. I am running for the school board in Camden on June 12.
Jayne Crosby Giles: Listening to the people of Waldo County
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:15pm
“All politics are local.” The words of past House Speaker Tip O’Neill took on new meaning for me...
Rockport Select Board issues letter about Camden-Rockport Middle School financing
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 1:45pm
Following a two-hour emergency meeting of the Rockport Select Board June 5, and a long conversation...
Camden Select Board issues letter on Camden-Rockport Middle School financing
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00pm
The following letter has been submitted to the public by four members of the Camden Select Board,...
Rep. Owen Casas: DOT violated Administrative Procedures Act regarding Islesboro ferry rates
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 2:30pm
Hello folks. I wanted to share my thoughts and some details about the ferry service rate change. As...
Maria Libby: The Camden-Rockport Middle School construction project situation
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:00pm
The following has been submitted by School Administrative District 28 Superintendent Maria Libby as...
Letter to the editor: In support of Mark Dion for Governor
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:15am
Mainers have a unique chance, in the coming gubernatorial primaries, to vote in a way that is both...