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
    May 17, 2012

    Wrong pay, no stay

    EAST MADISON — The Somerset County Jail has stopped accepting inmates from other counties because of an ongoing battle with state officials about the cost to house them.

  • Published
    May 15, 2012

    Police shooting of Army vet justified, says attorney general

    FARMINGTON — State Attorney General William J. Schneider has concluded that the shooting death of Army veteran Justin Crowley-Smilek by a Farmington police officer in November was justified.

  • Published
    May 15, 2012

    United Way hosts literacy fair

    BINGHAM — United Way of Mid-Maine will host an Early Literacy Fair today from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Quimby Middle School library.

  • Published
    May 12, 2012

    Hannaford recognized for ‘green’ first

    SKOWHEGAN — Time to make the bales.

  • Published
    May 12, 2012

    Sports parents told to test kids

    SKOWHEGAN — There were no new cases of whooping cough reported Friday in Skowhegan schools, but parents of high school baseball and softball players were advised to have their children treated with antibiotics as a precaution.

  • Published
    May 11, 2012

    Whooping cough found in Skowhegan schools

    SKOWHEGAN — There are three confirmed cases of whooping cough in Skowhegan schools, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Published
    May 9, 2012

    Madison students win big at wind contest

    MADISON — Students jokingly call it The Floating Beast; a scale-model, floating offshore wind-turbine platform.

  • Published
    May 9, 2012

    Madison wins big at wind challenge

    MADISON — Students jokingly call it The Floating Beast; a scale-model, floating offshore wind-turbine platform.

  • Published
    May 8, 2012

    Norridgewock planners approve housing project for elderly

    NORRIDGEWOCK — The Norridgewock Planning Board has approved construction of a 12-unit elderly housing project on eight acres of farmland near the Skowhegan town line.

  • Published
    May 6, 2012

    Skowhegan senior is Coca-Cola scholar

    SKOWHEGAN — Anna Marshall wants to change the world.