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
    July 4, 2011

    Remembering the Maine men who helped save the Union

    CORNVILLE — On July 4, 1863, Lt. Edwin Barlow Dow, commander of the 6th Maine Artillery Battery, rode across the blood-soaked fields of Gettysburg, Pa., where on the previous three days the most famous and most important battle of the Civil War had raged.

  • Published
    July 4, 2011

    Cornville man moved by ancestor’s valor in Civil War

    CORNVILLE — On July 4, 1863, Lt. Edwin Barlow Dow, commander of the 6th Maine Artillery Battery, rode across the blood-soaked fields of Gettysburg, Pa., where on the previous three days the most famous and most important battle of the Civil War had raged.

  • Published
    July 2, 2011

    ‘Silver Alerts’ to aid searches for elderly

    AUGUSTA — Maine is using a new “Silver Alert” system to search statewide for a missing elderly person suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other illness.

  • Published
    July 2, 2011

    ‘Silver alerts’ find elderly

    AUGUSTA — Maine is using a new “Silver Alert” system to search statewide for a missing elderly person suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other illness.

  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    10-mile yard sale is a very, very long flea market

    CORNVILLE — Theresa Blake-Ireland of Oakland already has her calendar marked for May 21-22.

  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    Fairfield pizzeria has secret admirer

    FAIRFIELD — Is Sonny’s Superfan the new Postcard Jack?

  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    New postcard-sender mystery develops

    FAIRFIELD — Is Sonny’s Superfan the new Postcard Jack?

  • Published
    April 16, 2011

    Money transferred to police after Skowhegan drug raid

    SKOWHEGAN — Selectmen this week approved the transfer of $1,500 to the Skowhegan Police Department in a cash forfeiture case initiated by District Attorney’s Office.

  • Published
    April 16, 2011

    Skowhegan selectmen approve alternative cap

    SKOWHEGAN — Selectmen this week voted to use spending recommendations from the Budget and Finance Committee as a cap on articles at the annual town meeting, but only if those figures are higher than recommendations made by the Board of Selectmen.

  • Published
    April 15, 2011

    Historians discuss Civil War soldier’s life

    SKOWHEGAN — Of the 294 men from Skowhegan who went off to fight in the Civil War, 85 of them never returned.