During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, a benefits or pension check, or a bill or letter from a family member, postal workers understand that every piece of mail is important. While service like this is nothing new to us, we need our communities’ help with social distancing.
Somewhere, far south of here, a male ruby-throated hummingbird is making its way to Maine. Weighing little more than a penny, this tiny bird has been traveling since it left its winter home in southern Mexico or Central America. It has already traversed the Gulf of Mexico, flying nonstop for 500 miles. Juvenile and female hummingbirds are following its path, albeit a week or so later.
With only one new case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County in a week, it is tempting to relax and fall back into old habits.
I would like to publicly thank Reilly’s grocery store in New Harbor for its wonderful service.
I have been a selectman for the town of Newcastle for the past 10 years and this is the first time in my tenure that we have needed to fill two coming vacancies. Ben Frey and Caroline Hatch have both decided to step down.
To our seasonal neighbors and friends, welcome back to our community. We do not begrudge you an escape from your primary residence to the sanctuary of your vacation home on our beautiful coast. But please, we beg of you, go straight there and do not leave for at least two weeks!
MVLT Founders Preserve consists of 107 acres and has some of the hilliest terrain found in Lincoln County. Combined with the 320-acre Quarry Hill Preserve, owned by the Town of Waldoboro, it forms a wildlife corridor of more than 400 acres that supports an abundance of species with its diverse habitat.
We want to add ours to the many expressions of gratitude for the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
Our current health struggle with the coronavirus is frightening to many, because of its deadly potential, and annoying to others – avoiding close contacts with people, washing hands for 20 seconds, and having to stay at home for long periods of time.
Greetings Dear Readers! Your Marilyn Beane’s World is here with more news about my sweetheart’s and my life at Windward Gardens in Camden.
Under extraordinary circumstances, leaders of the Maine State Legislature came together, working tirelessly throughout the March 14-15 weekend, and reached agreement on a package of new laws to address the immediate needs of state government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“How many rolls did you get?” Ollie asked Opie as I entered the barn.
Snowstorms and even blizzards in early spring that make you stick close to the hearth, are not unknown in Maine. The current one, created by a rogue virus and constant alarming news updates, is different. There are no swirling white flakes. The roads and sidewalks are not in need of shoveling. It took a little longer to arrive in Maine, but suddenly our world has become conducive to staying close to the hearth.
In times of heightened stress, nature offers us a balm for our anxiety. Spending time outside is always restorative, but it seems especially critical now.