Columns
  • Published
    January 28, 2019

    Amy Calder: Winter dreams of tow ropes, T-bars

    Mastery of the means up Eaton Mountain in Skowhegan spared a skier humiliation and offered an opportunity to show off in front of less experienced kids on many a wintry day, writes Amy Calder.

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    January 27, 2019

    Amy Calder: A matter of the heart

    Twenty-six years ago Travis Conway, then 13, needed a heart, and the town of Skowhegan rallied around him. Now he needs a kidney, and Amy Calder is confident that Skowhegan will come through again for him.

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    January 27, 2019

    J.P. Devine: Portraits of dead offer lifeline to theater

    Reaching a warning depth of self-pity spurred J.P. Devine to return home, where his sister Eileen poured a draught of hope and provided paints that paid off in dollars.

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    January 23, 2019

    Dana Wilde: As big storms gather, hope in the woods

    Even though the snow-filled woods seem relatively calm and normal this winter, big global climate problems are amassing that need attention, Dana Wilde writes.

  • Published
    January 21, 2019

    Amy Calder: Waterville man stocks up on memories

    Tom Greenwood is planning to move to the West, but he spent time watching the razing of the Camden National Bank building on Main Street and adding to his store of memories growing up in the area.

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    January 20, 2019

    J.P. Devine: Writing in the temple of the motorcar

    Serenity, shine and soft voices provide the setting for a big, metal box of delicious American dream, a Toyota SUV, where J.P. Devine is inspired to write.

  • Published
    January 16, 2019

    Liz Soares: What do I know, just by looking at someone?

    Attempting to take the Implicit Association Test was 'intensely uncomfortable,' writes Liz Soares, due to fear she would pick an answer that indicated she was subconsciously racist.

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    January 14, 2019

    Amy Calder: Sprint for a Saturday story

    Amid the police scanner's squawks, spits and squeaks, a message will come forth to drop everything and hit the road — in this case for a boy sliding down a hole, writes Amy Calder.

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    January 13, 2019

    JP Devine: The return of the top talking heads

    After extended Christmas vacations, the commentators of the television world are back to satisfy the needs of news hounds with time on their hands, writes J.P. Devine.

  • Published
    January 9, 2019

    Dana Wilde: Backyard winter midnight

    Much of what we see in the night sky was also seen by our ancient ancestors, writes Dana Wilde.