It’s been a quiet week here in the valley. The big rain did make the river roar through. It has also caused problems with my driveway. Our driveway is very long and half of it is on a steep hill, so when there is a lot of water coming down the hill, it naturally ends up running down the wheel ruts.
Watercolor mosaicist: “He’s got all these little islands of color that you can only see up close, but from a distance they make up a cohesive picture.” Those are the words of local painter Polly Steadman, gushing over the work of Damariscotta watercolor artist Paul Sherman at the well-attended April 21 opening reception for Sherman’s show currently on the walls of Savory Maine Dining & Provisions, 11 Water St., Damariscotta.
As Waldoboro prepares to welcome its fourth town manager in six-plus years, we have a few words of advice to offer.
Hello, friends and neighbors!
One last reminder about events planned on Westport Island for Saturday, April 29 at the Old Town Hall:
As we inch closer to another summer of cars inching through Wiscasset (and Edgecomb and sometimes Newcastle), the Maine Department of Transportation is facing opposition at every turn in its latest effort to ease this historic traffic jam.
Spring has finally taken hold in southern and central Maine, just in time for the start of the 2017 season at Wiscasset Speedway. As fans and drivers have come to expect the past few years, they will be greeted once again by several upgrades and changes to Maine’s fastest track.
We had another very busy Saturday at the transfer station. I have two suggestions that will help to reduce the length of the line that develops on Saturdays.
“For a tall person the world is a very dirty place because no one bothers to clean above 6’2”.” — Arianne Cohen
“By far the greatest number of my poems speak from the heart of a child. That’s probably why students relate to them so well; but adults do too, which makes me suspect that the child we were is still very much alive within each of us.” – South Bristol poet Arden G. Thompson, in the introduction to her 1989 book “Watching Ants.”
Sen. Dana Dow
More than a decade ago, voters approved a referendum to require the state to fund at least 55 percent of public education costs. Last November we passed Question 2 as a means of providing an additional $123 million for our classrooms. This goes to show that funding our public schools remains a top priority for all Mainers, myself included.
Well, it’s here. I think it’s here. Well, maybe it’s here … SPRING! Folks, I’ve seen the sun and it even felt warm. I knew that new GPS I bought to help find SPRING was money well-spent! Many thanks on last week’s scribblin’, these are desperate times when it comes to me writing I’ll tell ya. I mean, potholes and frost heaves and toothpicks and politics, they all can rile ya a bit one way or another for sure!
John Kerry said they were gone, and Susan Rice reported a few months ago that all chemical weapons had been removed from the Syrian bases.
As this is being written, the anniversary of Patriot’s Day – April 19, 1775 – is rapidly approaching. The holiday has nothing to do with the football team of the same name, but considering how little some people know about its origin, it might as well, and would not be out of place in our spectator sports culture. For others, it is just another three-day weekend or an excuse for yet another sale to buy even more things that they probably don’t need and are not really sure they want.
Damariscotta residents need to decide whether they want to welcome new development and what kind of development they want to allow.
The April Fools’ Day snow lay about 3 inches deep in our driveway when we left Bristol Sunday morning. My aunt had called a week before to tell us that Lewis, my 92-year-old uncle, would be flying to Baltimore with Honor Flight Maine and would return on Sunday, April 2.