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
    February 16, 2012

    New Cornville library to host grand opening Saturday

    CORNVILLE — With new computers and thousands of books on the shelves, the Cornville Community Library is ready for its grand opening Saturday in the town’s former elementary school.

  • Published
    February 16, 2012

    Skowhegan may revisit fireworks issue

    SKOWHEGAN — Emotions about a proposed fireworks ordinance Tuesday night at a special town meeting covered both ends of the debate, from banning use of them altogether to allowing them with few, if any, restrictions.

  • Published
    February 15, 2012

    Skowhegan OKs pipeline tax break

    SKOWHEGAN — A tax break for the proposed Kennebec Valley Gas Co. pipeline was overwhelmingly approved by voters at a special town meeting Tuesday night.

  • Published
    February 13, 2012

    Skowhegan town meeting decides seven items

    SKOWHEGAN — A tax break for the proposed Kennebec Valley Gas Co. pipeline, a fireworks ordinance, a road ordinance and a state bond grant all are part of the agenda for a special town meeting Tuesday night.

  • Published
    February 12, 2012

    Cornville charter school ready for fall classes

    CORNVILLE — After two years of preparation, the directors of the proposed Cornville Regional Charter School say they are ready for fall classes with a minimum of 40 students in kindergarten through grade eight.

  • Published
    February 8, 2012

    Somerset County officials to select budget committee

    SKOWHEGAN — Municipal officials from all 33 Somerset County towns and plantations next week will select the county’s first Budget Committee members under the new county charter.

  • Published
    February 7, 2012

    West Athens Fourth of July parade canceled

    WEST ATHENS — After 40 years of zany parades, children’s kazoo bands, hippie flowers and political satire on stage at the Valley Road gravel pit, the Fourth of July in West Athens this summer will be like any other day — quiet.

  • Published
    February 7, 2012

    July 4 fun takes hit for booze, drugs

    WEST ATHENS — After 40 years of zany parades, children’s kazoo bands, hippie flowers and political satire on stage at the Valley Road gravel pit, the Fourth of July in West Athens this summer will be like any other day — quiet.

  • Published
    February 6, 2012

    Grant to bring new phones to SAD 54

    SKOWHEGAN — A new telephone system to be installed in district schools will link teachers and staff to the Internet and relay information on school closings and early dismissal to family cellphones, computers and home phones.

  • Published
    February 6, 2012

    Grant to bring new phones

    SKOWHEGAN — A new telephone system to be installed in district schools will link teachers and staff to the Internet and relay information on school closings and early dismissal to family cellphones, computers and home phones.