I had the pleasure of meeting Kit Hayden several times in my capacity as a reporter, most often in his role as co-host of the Lincoln County Television show “Wuzzup.”
As I write this column, I am wearing green because it is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. March 17 also marks one year since I started working at The Lincoln County News. I arrived in Maine a year ago March 16 from California, having never set foot in the Pine Tree State before that. But I have to say that I have gotten to know my way around fairly well, especially around the vibrant arts community that exists in Lincoln County. I look forward to the year ahead.
Roughly some 65 percent of the year is under daylight saving time. This alone should tell us how popular it is. From what I’ve read, it’s even the ancients who were pushing the idea of a religion that said, “Let there be light.”
How disappointing can it get when one is reduced to looking for a dripping roof as a sign of spring? My usual harbinger of spring, a clump of snowdrops by the front step, was unfortunately still buried in a snowdrift from our Ides of March blizzard at the time of the official arrival of spring on Monday.
Happy spring, everyone. We made it through another Maine winter. Although the calendar says March 20, Mother Nature could still have a few surprises left for us, but we know that winter is finally winding down. We will be complaining about black flies and too much traffic before we know it. The last few days, I have noticed that the male goldfinches have a few spots of bright yellow reappearing here and there on their winter plumage, and the purple finches are looking much brighter as well. We have also gained well over three hours of daylight. Time to plant the seedlings!
Tom Tripp wrote in a letter to the sports editor last week that he disapproves of the term Lady in front of school’s mascots, i.e., Lady Eagles, Lady Panthers, Lady Seahawks, and Lady Wolverines.
Contrary to the perception of Lincoln County as a quiet place where nothing much happens, our staff can barely keep up with all the news.
As a pet sitter, I often encounter new dogs to care for. I have yet to encounter a situation I can’t deal with, but this weekend’s cunning canine came close. What follows is my “tail” of woe.
The magic of Mary Poppins: The Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta was the scene of a most energetic and entertaining run-through on the afternoon of Sunday, March 12 of Lincoln County Community Theater’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins – In Concert.”
Winter intends to have its say; that is the sense of things this week. We are preparing for another snowstorm. Wind and cold and dangerous roads will mean we don’t go out unless we have to. Those who do have to go out — the plow trucks and the drivers — will be up at […]
I know we have presented this article many times over the years, but we must stress the extreme importance of getting one’s pet in for a physical exam at the very least once a year. Pets age so much faster than we do that by the time one sees symptoms, the problem could have far-reaching effects.
A rally to stand together in support of constitutional rights will be held on Sunday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gathering will begin at the Memorial Park in Newcastle on the corner of Business Route 1 with the reading of the preamble and Bill of Rights to the Constitution by those gathered.
Climate and environmental concerns, a desire for local control over energy, and the benefit of free fuel are all good reasons for pursuing public renewable-energy goals. But one of the most important is economic growth: attracting manufacturers, software designers, installers, and other green energy businesses.
Now that session is well underway, a number of bills that I’ve sponsored will begin to make their way through the committee process. Three bills in particular have already gained a lot of attention.
Town meeting season is here again.
For the rest of March, intermittently in April and May, then again in June, you can expect to read about town meetings on our front page regularly.