Hurricanes form naturally over warm water: the warmer the water, the stronger the hurricane.
Recently, the Newcastle Historical Society museum was given a notebook of articles and stories written by Thomas Gay (1902-1984). Gay lived his entire life in Newcastle and ran a grocery store near the bridge. In 1926, he married Iome Irvine (1902–1990) An article, dated 1979, tells about the area, its shops, stores, and people, as Gay remembered them. I have not changed the wording nor the punctuation in any way.
We will continue to accept letters as we enter the final publication week before Election Day.
kdb of the Wilderland: There’s a really nice exhibit of encaustic paintings and photographs up at the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery, at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta. The creator of those wildlife-focused pieces is Bath artist “kdb” Dominguez, whose “Birds of the Wilderland” show runs through Monday, Nov. 20.
Development in Damariscotta has been a hot topic these past few months. In the pages of this newspaper, in multiple public meetings and hearings, on social media, and in coffee shop conversations. Everyone has an opinion. Unfortunately, not everyone has the facts.
I am sure about one thing. Good weather makes people want to clean up around their houses, garages, cellars, and sheds, and then bring this stuff to the transfer station. We took in about 6 tons of demolition debris and about 14 tons of trash on Saturday. It’s hard to quantify the recycling tonnage, but that amount was also very substantial. For those of you who didn’t get your cleanup done, it sounds like good weather is going to continue.
I am a member of the Main Street advisory group, however, I am writing this as a citizen and taxpayer and do not speak for the group.
Greetings, dear readers! Here is your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist with more news of my sweetheart’s and my life at Crawford Commons Assisted living in Union.
As the letters begin to pour in about Question 2 and other local and state referendum questions, we feel it necessary to issue a pre-emptive strike against the continuation of a disturbing trend in our national discourse.
Clients — and potential clients — often ask me what I do with my cat, whose name is Kismet, while I’m busy taking care of their pets at their house. I tell them it’s not a problem because I think she likes my roommate better than me, anyway. I’ll try not to go on and on about Kismet, but let’s face it — anyone who has ever loved an animal could write a 12-volume set about their pet.
Art comes to me: Sometimes I go in search of arts-related topics to write about and sometimes they just fall into my lap. This week has been a case of the latter.
In response to Marion Whitmore, of Waldoboro, I have not seen the usual birds around our home either. We were away all of September, and I always remove my birdfeeder in the summer, so when we put it back up Oct. 1, I figured it would take a few days for them to find it again. But they still haven’t come, and it’s the middle of the month. I’ve seen one pair of titmice and a stray chickadee at the feeder, that’s it!
In the past 105 years, there has been no rush to duplicate the original ship. It was a bad experience and bad experiences usually are not repeated – good designs are kept and the bad ones are filed and forgotten. Unfortunately, this is not the case in politics.
We all know a story of someone “doing something” only to make matters worse. Just “doing something, even if it’s wrong” is rarely the right answer. Staying put when lost is almost always the right answer. Doctors pledge first to do no harm. A few folks have even suffered from not heeding my wife’s advice that “It’s never too late to shut up.” When we don’t know what we’re doing, doing nothing is usually the best answer.