The West Woods Trails are part of the Wiscasset Community Trails system. West Woods Trails start in the 83-acre Sortwell Memorial Forest, which is owned by the New England Forestry Foundation. The property was donated to the foundation in 1955 by Daniel R. Sortwell and serves as a working example of sustainable forest management.
The frost is not yet close enough to the pumpkin, but we are noticeably approaching the fall equinox, with shorter and cooler days. Spending some time in the kitchen and baking suddenly becomes more appealing. One of the quickest, easiest, and most delightful home-baked items are scones.
Knickerbocker Lake Public Access, owned by the town of Boothbay, is a carry-in site to 105-acre freshwater Knickerbocker Pond. The carry to the lake is less than 100 yards long and is a wide, gravel path with portions covered in wood chips. There is a nice, shallow beach area and floating dock on-site for easy access by a canoe or kayak.
To bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans, members of both parties need to criticize their own candidates and parties when they are at fault and acknowledge the successes of opposition candidates and parties when they do the right thing.
This week I wanted to give an update on things that are new or changed here at the station.
It was at the time a very ordinary Tuesday morning (July 14). My bride and I had spent a ho-hum morning tending to the many groundskeeping duties that we have saddled ourselves with over the preceding 22 years of retirement.
Before retiring and moving to Maine, I never gave much thought to four-wheelers and side-by-sides.
We received 34 letters to the editor this week and are publishing 27.
When students return to school in the fall, we sometimes have an editorial or cartoon to bemoan the unofficial end of summer or remind drivers to use caution on the road.
There are many theories and opinions floating around about influenza vaccination, however, the bottom line is that it works. The CDC estimates that vaccination is anywhere from 40-60% effective at reducing the risk of getting influenza in any given year.
James Henry Dray was born in Ireland, county Kilkenny, a son of Andrew and Bridget O’Hara Dray. James was a cabinetmaker by trade. The family came to this area and was active in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He and his wife settled in the little house across the main street from the firehouse. James married Mary Mahoney. They had two children, Andrew and Helena.
We received 25 letters this week and are publishing 21.
Father Abbot Douglas Wright, of Holy Apostles Monastery in Whitefield, passed away last week in Augusta.
Waldoboro is justly famous for its giant vessels — from the 1,689-ton “Governor Ames,” built in 1888 by Levitt Storer, to the six palmer schooners built between 1900 and 1904 by George Welt. While these vessels are well-known, others that are less renowned are the hundreds of smaller craft — schooners, brigs, barks, and barkentines — that were also constructed in the 16 shipyards of our village.