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 5, 2011

    Skowhegan treasurer not ready for audit; town paying

    SKOWHEGAN — For the second year in a row, the town treasurer has not been ready for the annual audit of town finances; and it is costing taxpayers money.

  • Published
    October 4, 2011

    St. Peter’s friends speak up

    SKOWHEGAN — Two women who say they grew up in Anson and were friends of homicide victim Rita St. Peter said Monday that statements alleging that Jay Stephen Mercier, accused of killing St. Peter, was the father of her child are untrue.

  • Published
    August 21, 2011

    Restored bikes a hit with new owners

    SKOWHEGAN — Hugh Breingan putters around outside a small wooden shed that is shaded in the summer by a blue tarpaulin.

  • Published
    August 20, 2011

    Work to pay bigger sewer fees at Skowhegan shelter

    SKOWHEGAN — Seven men from the homeless shelter at Trinity Evangelical Free Church will be working for the town soon in a muscle-for-money exchange to pay off the shelter’s sewer hookup fees.

  • Published
    August 19, 2011

    West Athens family’s home destroyed in blaze

    WEST ATHENS — A family of five was left homeless Thursday morning after a fast-moving fire destroyed their two-story, wooden-frame house on the Valley Road.

  • Published
    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.

  • Published
    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.

  • Published
    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.

  • Published
    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.

  • Published
    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.