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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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    April 21, 2010

    Pilot safe after plane crash

    MERCER — Veteran small-engine pilot Alton Carter said knew he was in trouble when his aircraft’s engine quit in the sky over Mercer Tuesday morning.

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    April 13, 2010

    Coffee shop proposed for Empire Grill site

    SKOWHEGAN – The owner of the Somerset Coffee & Tea Co. wants to open a coffee shop in the former Empire Grill. “The idea of having a sit-down coffee shop downtown is very appealing,” said Robie Leavitt, who established the wholesale and retail Somerset coffee and tea business at 399 Waterville Road two years ago. […]

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    April 12, 2010

    Group to bestow high honor on accomplished school drama director

    Robin Lisherness inspired students of the performing arts for 35-plus years at a Skowhegan high school.

  • Published
    April 2, 2010

    Snowe sees need for health plan changes

    After a tour of a career center, she says she is not committed to a wholesale repeal of the package.

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    Fire chief dies as he responds to fatal snowmobile crash

    THE FORKS — Fire Chief Brian Rowe died Friday night while on his way to a fatal snowmobile accident, fire officials and a spokeswoman for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Saturday. Rowe, 66, of West Forks, suffered a “medical episode” and died, spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte said in a statement. Rowe was a […]

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    February 20, 2010

    Man convicted of assaulting child under 6

    The district attorney calls it a shaken-baby case. The man’s defense lawyer says he didn’t commit the act.


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