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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  • Published
    October 26, 2011

    Police veteran named Skowhegan deputy

    SKOWHEGAN — A 27-year veteran of the Maine State Police who retired from the command staff this past summer with the rank of major has been named the new deputy police chief.

  • Published
    October 25, 2011

    DOT alters Skowhegan road plan

    SKOWHEGAN — State highway officials have agreed to modify their plans for a new entrance to Hilton Hill Road from state Route 150, north of downtown, but it might not be enough to satisfy local residents.

  • Published
    October 23, 2011

    Club project focuses on domestic violence

    SKOWHEGAN — When Nancy Ames’ daughter was a child, she would surround herself with colorful stuffed toys to fall asleep.

  • Published
    October 21, 2011

    Road construction creating deadly turn, say Skowhegan residents

    SKOWHEGAN — Residents of Hilton Hill Road awaited word Thursday from state transportation officials about a road project they say is dangerous and could result in tragedy.

  • Published
    October 19, 2011

    Skowhegan gets grant for municipal parking area

    SKOWHEGAN — The town of Skowhegan has been awarded a $400,000 grant to improve the municipal parking area with pedestrian walkways, lighting, trees and directional signs.

  • Published
    October 17, 2011

    Road worries Skowhegan residents

    SKOWHEGAN — Bob Ashley of Hilton Hill Road is afraid someone is going to get killed if construction plans aren’t changed where his road meets Route 150.

  • Published
    October 16, 2011

    Downtown Skowhegan demolition starts Saturday

    Crews from McCarthy Enterprises will begin demolishing three downtown buildings at the corner of Madison Avenue and Commercial Street on Saturday.

  • Published
    October 13, 2011

    Kennebec Behavioral Health move approved, criticized

    SKOWHEGAN — A plan to move Kennebec Behavioral Health offices and daytime outpatient care to a house on Water Street was approved unanimously by the staff review committee of the Planning Board, even though it drew opposition from an abutter Wednesday who said his quality of life will be destroyed by 60 to 75 mental health patients visiting the center daily.

  • Published
    October 13, 2011

    Move by mental health care provider approved

    SKOWHEGAN — A plan to move Kennebec Behavioral Health offices and daytime outpatient care to a house on Water Street was approved unanimously by the staff review committee of the Planning Board, even though it drew opposition from an abutter Wednesday who said his quality of life will be destroyed by 60 to 75 mental health patients visiting the center daily.

  • Published
    October 10, 2011

    Mushroom foraging: Expert says do it by the book

    WATERVILLE — In real estate, it’s all about location. In the world of edible, wild-mushroom gathering, it’s all about timing. Sunday’s workshop and self-guided mushroom tour of the trails and woods surrounding the recreation area were sponsored by Kennebec Messalonskee Trails.