The European Commission’s Joint Research Center estimates that the recent Northern-European floods will cost $9.25 billion in damages. By 2100, Europe’s flood costs could rise to $56.5 billion annually. Over the remainder of this century that totals $4.52 trillion.
Ragnhild Baade taught German at Boothbay Region High School for 33 years before she retired at the age of 70. Known to countless Boothbay graduates as “Frau Baade,” she dedicated her career to teaching German and English. But above all else, she is fluent in storytelling.
It has been a few weeks since you’ve heard from the Nobleboro/Jefferson Transfer Station, so I felt like I needed to communicate with our customers.
For many months there has been much speculation and rumors flying around as to what is happening with the White Church. Everyone has been so hopeful that somehow it could be saved by and for the village, instead of becoming another gallery or kitchy store. Finally “every ‘I’ has been dotted and ‘t’ crossed” and the information can be relayed.
Castner Creek Community Forest in Damariscotta is a diamond in the rough. Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust acquired the 85-acre property in 2019. It was part of the Piper Village Subdivision. In 2020 University of Maine forestry graduate student Noah Begin did a site analysis of the property.
What a month July was! Inn Along the Way has so much to be grateful for.
Ernestine Peaslee knows a lot of people in Somerville. She was the town clerk for 30 years and got to know her community over the counter as she registered vehicles and issued licenses for marriages, dogs, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling.
Michael “Mike” Herz, of Damariscotta, has performed brain research in physiological psychology, sailed all over the world, and worked to protect the waterways and bays that he loves throughout his life. He attributes most of these events to happenstance.
“Share the Road” has a slightly different meaning in Whitefield and other towns throughout Maine where Amish neighbors live. When many of us hear that phrase, Share the Road, we may think about people on bikes or joggers/walkers along the side of the road. But in Whitefield it also means people in horse-driven buggies.
Bayard Littlefield has a job people dream about, surrounded by riots of color and a million shades of green, immersed in the wind-borne brine of Maine’s coast and the luxurious scent of roses. Littlefield plans, plants, and tends to summer gardens and landscapes throughout Lincoln County.
Summer meals seem to be made for shrimp and prawns. Both are aquatic arthropods, part of the broad class of Crustacea that also contain lobsters and crabs. However, prawns are not just big shrimp. They differ in means of reproduction and number of claw-like legs. A prawn will have three pairs of legs, while even a very large shrimp will manage with only one pair. This may appear to be a trivia fact once they are served cooked in a dish, but may be used as a quick means for identification at a seafood market.
During an hour-long conversation with Alna resident Herman Lovejoy on Wednesday, July 7, he cited at least six times when he found himself in a life-threatening situation, and there certainly seems to be more stories of that ilk that Lovejoy decided to keep closer to his vest.
Over the past six months, through this column, I have been able to share many memories of summers on Biscay Pond and, now, life as a year-round resident. Some of my vague summer memories involve a boys’ camp located on the Fogler Road. I remember hiking down the Fogler Road as a child and seeing this camp on both sides of the road. I recall the “Camp Biscay” truck being parked in Damariscotta and I have memories of campers canoeing down the Pond.
Paul Bryant’s shipyard is full of machines and vessels from another era. Bryant, at nearly 88 years, is one of the oldest of the bunch. And yet, somehow, he and his 1960s Ford engines continue to work like a charm.