Within the last six weeks, we have welcomed three new columns to The Lincoln County News.
“Backyard Wildlife,” by Lee Emmons, debuted Aug. 1.
Emmons, of Newcastle, combines practical advice about how to attract certain creatures or where to look for them with a subtle sense of humor. It is a nature column for everyone, easy to read and understand.
“Tales From Hunter’s Landing,” by Robert H. Oberlander, appeared for the first time a week later, Aug. 8.
Oberlander has written about how he retired to Maine (specifically Hunter’s Landing in Walpole), became a commercial lobsterman, and rediscovered his love of flying. He has written about hunting for brant (sea goose) on Cape Cod and offered financial advice.
Oberlander’s stories – his descriptions, his enthusiasm for life in Lincoln County as a retiree “from away” who has immersed himself in the local culture – are a joy to read.
Finally, this week’s newspaper introduces a monthly column that will inform readers of Lincoln County’s role in Maine statehood and opportunities to learn and celebrate as our state prepares to turn 200 in 2020.
Ryan LaRochelle, chair of the Lincoln County Historical Association Bicentennial Committee, penned the first “Commemorating Statehood in Lincoln County” column, telling us why some coastal towns resisted separation from Massachusetts.
All our columns and other regular contributions – from Glenn Chadbourne’s original editorial cartoons to Arlene Cole’s faithful weather reporting, from Calvin and Marjorie Dodge’s reflections on Damariscotta past to Paul Kando’s ruminations on our energy future – help make The Lincoln County News what it is: a reflection of this unique and wonderful community.
We welcome these new columnists and thank all our columnists for the service they provide to the newspaper and the community. We hope you enjoy reading their work as much as we do.