I met Berkley the day after I retired and became a full-time resident of Walpole.
A few years ago, the Columbia broke loose from its mooring and went aground off of the back side of Louds Island and there it still sits. While my grandson thinks that it is the coolest thing that he has ever seen (he is convinced that there are dead bodies aboard), I am sure that the land owners on the island are not thrilled about the whole situation. No one seems to quite know what to do about it and there is concern about fuel in the tanks (or dead bodies aboard).
A few comments from our recent reader survey criticize the newspaper as timid in its coverage of controversial issues and soft on local officials.
Eagerly awaiting next year: I had the very good fortune of being able to attend the sold-out opening-night reception and screening of two films at the inaugural MidCoast Film Fest at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta on the evening of Friday, July 26. I also checked out the three-day film festival’s Maine-focused short-film program on the afternoon of Sunday, July 28.
Something for everyone: Last Thursday, July 18, was a rather hot day in Newcastle, a perfect day to drive from the LCN office down the Pemaquid peninsula, where it was a little cooler, to visit Saltwater Artists Gallery and take in the work of the 25 well-known area artists showing there.
Haying season is here, and memory brings me back to those days when my husband, Jim, and I were farming in Bristol. This is an activity critical to weather, and all our attention was focused on forecasts and all the folklore we knew. Following is a typical day of hay harvest.
Lobster fishing has never been an easy way to make a living. Any economic endeavor that relies on natural forces and harvesting natural resources carries risk and uncertainties. I first heard of these risks last year when I was campaigning, going door to door. Lobstermen shared stories with me about weather, the environment, and the costs of gear changes. As a member of the Marine Resources Committee in the Legislature, I experienced this firsthand from the hardworking men and women working in the industry.
It is disappointing to see Fuzzy Udder Creamery, a promising and relatively new business, leave Lincoln County after a dispute with neighbors and the town. But let’s be clear: this was not a case of government overreach.
History in watercolors: There is a charming art exhibit up on the walls of the community room at Sheepscot General in Whitefield by Whitefield historian and watercolorist Lucy Martin. As she told me recently, the show is largely based on “old-time black-and-white or sepia postcards,” and features watercolors of historical locations in Whitefield, framed in local-pine frames made by her husband, Herb Hartman.
Oftentimes, Inn Along the Way is described as a collaborative community supporting caregivers and older adults. In its simplest form, caregiving obviously means giving care. How does it actually work in the reality that is our society?
Sometimes a theme seems to develop in an edition of the newspaper, even though we rarely intend it.
While the growth of wages across Maine has plateaued recently, workers’ pay in Lincoln County is growing faster than in any other county in the state.
A concert of food: I had a wonderful two-week vacation recently, during which I had the extremely fortunate opportunity of having dinner on the evening of June 20 at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom with my son, Benjamin, who was visiting from Germany.
I am tremendously excited and honored to take on the leadership of Lincoln Academy as its 44th head of school.