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...
LD 798 is the wrong way to treat fellow citizens and children of tomorrow
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:30am
To The People: I write you today as an educator, a lobster-fisherman, and most of all, a parent. ...
Wellness vending machines could expand access to basic healthcare for all Mainers
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:00pm
“It was two o’clock in the morning when I woke my parents up with a cough that would rival a...
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 1:30pm
If your entire income comes from farming, imagine having to abandon it because of severe and...
Problems revealed as Waldo Theatre replaces roof; restoration begins, fundraising continues
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:15am
WALDOBORO — The Waldo’s much needed new roof is on. The crew from Coastal Copper and Slate, Inc....
A Vision for Recovery – Building 50 Recovery Houses in the next five years
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:00am
These are hopeful times for people who’ve been struggling for years from addiction to drugs. Our...
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. ...
Summer Activities Fair Directory now available
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 2:15pm
ROCKPORT — Summer Activities Fair Directory now available. The Camden-Rockport PTA now present the...
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...
Dedicated staff at Knox County Regional Communications Center deserve our praise
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 1:15pm
Please join us in thanking our Public Safety Dispatchers for the very important role they play in...
Frost Heave Fondo draws more than 100 riders
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:15am
SEARSMONT — The Midcoast Maine Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association partnered with...
How did we end up with fewer parking spaces for new Rockport Library?
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:15am
Congratulations to the Rockport Select Board for reducing the number of parking spaces surrounding...
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,...
Time to celebrate, finalize plans for 63 Washington Street
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 2:30pm
After the amazing community support to successfully purchase 63 Washington Street as a future...
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
Limit the destruction, keep off the grass
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:00pm
We are grateful the Rockport Select Board, at its April 8, 2019 meeting, will consider reducing the...
Time to change the narrative in Belfast
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 2:15pm
I have lived in Belfast for 13 years and have been involved in many aspects of this fine community...
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...
A Tax Day Uprising
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 2:30pm
Maine Taxpayers United is sponsoring a Tax Day event on Monday, April 15, to highlight the heavy ...
Hope’s special town meeting was participatory democracy in action
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 9:00am
The Town of Hope just had a remarkable special town meeting with over 183 people attending. It was...
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,...
LD 798 stops all Maine doctors from practicing medicine for individual patients
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 9:30am
Have you ever thought about the phrase “practice medicine”? Since 1542, the word “practice” has...
Helping people in recovery makes you feel good, while doing good
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 9:30am
We’ve all seen the news stories about overdose deaths of young people, of babies born drug affected...
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...
We mourn the loss of life in Christchurch
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:30pm
On Sunday, March 17, in response to the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand...
I just want a new library with adequate parking
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:30am
Plans for building our new Rockport library are well underway. Unfortunately, there seems to be...
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...
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...
Friends of Penobscot Bay applaud legislative committee for writing letter to Maine DEP
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:30am
Friends of Penobscot Bay applauds a decision made March 12 by the Committee on Agriculture...
Urge Congress to increase, not eliminate, funding for after-school programs
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:15pm
Some 6,476 children in Maine would lose their afterschool program, if the budget proposal the...
Remote School Day for Camden-area students a huge success
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:00am
The Five Town CSD and the MSAD 28 implemented the first public school Remote School Day in the...
Family Math Night combines pizza, puzzles, parents, pupils
Sat, 03/09/2019 - 2:45pm
On February 27, Captain Albert Stevens School (CASS) in Belfast hosted a Family Math Night for...
What’s a Rockport Select Board member to do?
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:00pm
In November 2018, Rockport citizens voted to allow the building of the new public library on the...
We voted for a new library, not a destroyed park
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 3:15pm
By a 54 to 46 margin, Rockport voters approved building a new library on the property of the old...
Appreciation for the Thomaston Public Library
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:00am
The Thomaston Library staff and volunteers provide amazing service to their patrons with smiles,...
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...
Community Breakfast launches $50,000 Ryan Gamage Stairway To Recovery fundraiser
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:45pm
On March 2, the greater Rockland community enjoyed pancakes cooked by Kerry Altiero, of Café...
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...
Blessed by the love and care people share for the Children’s Chapel
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 4:15pm
We would like to offer a letter of gratitude, both for Helene Bok’s vision in creating the Children...
Adding luster to Waldoboro: Local businesses support The Waldo
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 11:45am
Many of the businesses supporting the Waldo today have been supporting it for decades. The...
Vose Library honors volunteers with Recognition Tea
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:15pm
On Saturday February 9, 2019, members of the Vose Library Board celebrated our wonderful volunteers...
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...
Rockland Public Library is about community
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:30pm
“A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a...
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...
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...
Health Care for All
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:15pm
We are inching towards having a health care system that covers everyone, like the other “developed...