Unaware of the historical significance at the moment, Whitefield resident David Jackson was a Navy sailor on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet when Apollo 11 splashed into the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969. The carrier was responsible for retrieving the Apollo spacecraft and crew.
Hi from the Nobleboro-Jefferson Transfer Station. Let me introduce myself. My name is John Arsenault, the new station manager. I plan to follow prior set standards, with safety being first and foremost. Keeping the facility and grounds clean and organized is second, and third, friendly courteous service.
Voting is a gift and a responsibility. It came at great cost to achieve and to hold onto, with our veterans protecting us and our freedoms.
How many apples can a group of volunteers pick, over the course of a few hours? When you have volunteers from Kieve Wavus Education, the answer is over 1,000 pounds. Couple that with a group that came together last Sunday, and you have another 750 pounds. That’s 1,750 pounds of apples that were picked, dear readers, and they’re all going out to the community to those in need.
Last week we looked at the power of doubt to create an environment where the credulous can be easily led. As we have seen, there is no need to convince people disposed to believe. Doubt suffices.
As we mentioned in last week’s editorial, keeping Mainers warm is on the minds of all of the candidates for legislative office. It’s at the forefront of the minds behind The Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County.
Many people have been asking if Friday night dinners will continue at King Ro this winter. There will indeed be “to go” dinners starting on Nov. 4. They kick off with roasted chicken leg quarters, mashed potatoes, stuffing, peas, Anadama roll, and apple crisp. It is being contemplated whether or not the dinners will start up inside again in 2023. Stay tuned.
After 40 years of working at it, Newcastle illustrator Glenn Chadbourne has achieved a kind of celebrity. As anonymous as the private citizen to the world at large, within the niche world of horror illustrators, Chadbourne has developed a devoted following.
I know you have all heard. We are having a state election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. We have been bombarded with television and newspaper ads. Our telephones have been ringing and those roadside signs are popping up everywhere.
Before I start, I have to say that as soon as mom hit the send button on last month’s column Brody got into a pineapple upside down cake that mom had made. She had it pushed back on the counter, but I guess not far back enough because Brody, aka The Brodster, aka Counter Surfer Extraordinaire, was able to scarf down at least the first half of the top of the upside-down cake, which in itself sounds odd, but I don’t bake, so I can’t really say. It’s a digit thing.
Alna. The 2-foot-gauge train pulled by Engine 9 of the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum is a gem. Fun to ride with much more to teach than meets the eye. History’s lessons, for instance.
There was a time when Richard J. “Dick” McLean was a fixture in the Damariscotta community. While he was in office, the one-time long-serving select board member made it a point to be visible in his community, stopping downtown daily to check his mail, grab his coffee, and really, chat with his neighbors.
Mid-October on the Pond. It’s still a time of beauty. While the temperatures have remained generally mild, we have experienced our first frost and all the house plants that spend the summer outdoors are back inside. The change in temperature, cool nights, and warm sunny days in our sunroom has prompted a couple of our Christmas cactuses to bloom.
The Lincoln County News team recently wrapped up our candidates forums for the 2022 elections. If you were unable to attend, articles about all four events are available at lcnme.com and recordings are posted on the LCN Facebook page.