Doug Harlow is a veteran Morning Sentinel reporter now covering Skowhegan municipal government and police, court activity and general news from around Somerset County. In his spare time he raises chickens for eggs, cayenne peppers, fingerling potatoes, garlic and other organic vegetables with his wife, Mary Lou, who also maintains lovely flower gardens. Their little farm also produces maple syrup and heritage apples. Doug and Mary Lou moved to Maine in 1987 Doug, a Stone Soup Society poet and cab driver in Boston in the 1970s, was hired as a contracted correspondent for the Sentinel in January, 1988. His interests include baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox, and feeding the wild birds that visit them in the winter.

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  • August 19, 2011

    Domestic assault charges against GOP activist dropped

    FARMINGTON — The Franklin County district attorney will not pursue criminal charges against a Republican Party activist and conservative columnist from Wilton who was arrested in July on a charge of domestic assault.

  • August 18, 2011

    Businesses get energy grant funds

    SKOWHEGAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded grant money to 10 Maine businesses, including two in Somerset County, so they can invest in renewable energy and efficiency projects for their operations.

  • August 17, 2011

    At Skowhegan State Fair, stage collapse not in the cards

    SKOWHEGAN — Families planning to attend the Skowhegan State Fair this year don’t have to worry about the stage collapsing as one did at the Indiana State Fair over the weekend.

  • August 16, 2011

    State approves Aqua Maine price hike

    SKOWHEGAN — The Maine Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Public Advocate have approved rate hikes for Skowhegan customers of Aqua Maine, Inc.

  • August 16, 2011

    New York hiker’s death on Appalachian Trail ‘unexplained’

    CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP — Maine State police on Monday said the body found by hikers Friday morning on the Appalachian Trail in northern Franklin County was that of 51-year-old Michael Guerette, of Cherry Grove, N.Y., one of several small towns on Fire Island.

  • August 13, 2011

    Hiker’s body found

    CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP — The body of a New York man was recovered Friday along a remote section of the Appalachian Trail in northern Franklin County.

  • August 13, 2011

    Boarding for Boobies campaign cruises to great success

    SKOWHEGAN — Their goals were modest when they set out to ride longboards 150 miles down the Maine coast last month to raise money for breast cancer research.

  • August 13, 2011

    Boarding for Boobies campaign cruises to great $4,000 success

    SKOWHEGAN — Their goals were modest when they set out to ride longboards 150 miles down the Maine coast last month to raise money for breast cancer research.

  • August 13, 2011

    Man fell, died on Appalachian Trail

    CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP — The body of a New York man was recovered Friday along a remote section of the Appalachian Trail in northern Franklin County.

  • August 12, 2011

    Skowhegan State Fair opens with tribute to troops

    SKOWHEGAN — Everybody was there Thursday evening for the Tribute to the Troops ceremony opening the Skowhegan State Fair, one service family member said.