We will observe Memorial Day on Monday and for most of us, our thoughts will turn to our country’s monumental losses in past conflicts.
Most people would agree that it’s better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Yet, the numbers of Maine children who are not vaccinated continue to grow, and measles, a disease that was considered eradicated in the United States in 2000, has spread to 22 states across the country.
The art of speaking, listening, imagining: “You may choose to listen as opposed to watch.” Those were the words of Griff Braley, Heartwood Regional Theater Company’s artistic director, when he introduced the dramatic staged reading of “Medea” about to begin on the afternoon of Saturday, May 11 in the Parker B. Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy.
Imagine the delight of this 80-year-old lady (with a bad shoulder) this past weekend as I experienced the prodigious and enthusiastic efforts of several Lincoln County (and some Sagadahoc) kids, with their adult overseers, as they swooped in to rake my yard.
The sentence of a Boothbay man for attempting to murder a man in Edgecomb two years ago will test our new district attorney’s rehabilitation-first approach to criminal justice.
Welcome to the Whitefield Library News! I’m pretty confident some of you have already heard about us and have even been to our library over the past two summers it has been open. But I’m here to tell you that things are moving forward, and we’re all very excited!
Looks like we’re finally going to have a week with more sun than clouds. I hope you have your bug spray ready, because the black flies are here.
Now that the snow has melted and spring has finally arrived, we are beginning to enter the final stretch of work here in Augusta. Legislative committees are hard at work sifting through more than 2,000 bills with a deadline of May 10 to vote on all bills. To accommodate this deadline, the presiding officers have waived the two-week public advertising requirement, which allows committees to hold public hearings on any bills in their possession at any time.
Mother’s Day music: When I reached British singer-songwriter Callaghan by phone on Friday, May 3, she was on the road, fresh off of a gig the previous night at the Museum of Commerce in Pensacola, Fla. and soon to be performing at the Standard Deluxe in Waverly, Ala., on May 5.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.
Hey Waldoboro, what is your definition of an authentic hero? Mine is someone very capable in their field of endeavor while maintaining honorable, truthful, quietly humble, and loyal behavior – a great teammate and family person.
Fun, intimate community theater: I love going to River Company plays in Skidompha Library’s Porter Meeting Hall. I like to sit in the front row of the cozy, intimate space, basking in the feeling of being immersed in the story being played out mere feet away from me.
The guilty verdict for the murderer of an innocent child in Wiscasset brings a measure of closure to this tragedy, but much work remains to deliver real justice.
Three people living on a back road in South Bristol died within two months between Dec. 11 and Feb. 3. Their average age was 90 and the average duration of each person’s only marriage was over 60 years. They lived within shouting distance of each other and set the gold standard for the way they loved their families and a plot of land they had called home for most of their adult lives. Their heartfelt obituaries could not cover all of nine decades and a missing message was how special these three were as neighbors.