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    September 24, 2023
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    The Recycle Bin: Conserving water offers many benefits

    Maine has historically been a place of abundant rivers and lakes with regular rainfall. By 2014, when I finished farming, the usual 1-inch weekly rainfall was becoming less frequent. It would be difficult for Maine farmers today to count on natural rainfall to irrigate 3 acres of crops as I did successfully for 10 years […]

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    September 24, 2023

    Brunswick’s Rep. Arford named legislator of the year by Independence Association

    Independence Association, Inc. recognized Rep. Poppy Arford, D-Brunswick, with its 2023 Legislator of the Year award at its annual meeting on Sept. 13. The annual award recognizes an elected official for outstanding advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. “I am committed to working closely with the Independence Association in my work as a state […]

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    September 24, 2023

    Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program brings the public into the kitchen for Harvest Week

    Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Community Kitchen is hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event will feature samples from current renters and a peek into how the Community Kitchen is helping to feed neighbors and lessen food waste and is becoming a hub for local small businesses. The Community Kitchen […]

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    September 22, 2023

    Book Notes: Novel sheds light on worlds with and without electricity

    As the remnants of Hurricane Lee whipped the trees outside my bedroom window into a frenzy of whirling trunks and leaves, I pulled up the covers and opened my laptop to review Toni Buzzeo’s new middle grade novel, “Light Comes to Shadow Mountain.” Here I was, reviewing a historical novel about young Cora Mae Tipton, […]

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    September 22, 2023

    Spirit of Life: Beginning again, again

    This month is a time of new beginnings for many people. Students, teachers and administrators are back in school following the summer vacation. Rosh Hashanah has ushered in a new year, which we hope is sweet and peaceful, for our Jewish friends and neighbors. And for Unitarian Universalists, we have convened for homecoming, when we […]

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    September 21, 2023

    Photo: Phippsburg native stands watch in pilot house aboard USS Boxer

  • Published
    September 20, 2023

    Intertidal: Bluefin tuna is the star of the fishery show as summer turns to fall

    In a couple of days, we officially begin the fall season. This Saturday is the fall equinox, when the hours of daylight equal those of night. But the balance literally tips, going forward into fall, as Earth begins to tilt away from the sun and the hours of sunlight each day sadly decrease in the […]

  • Published
    September 20, 2023

    BoomerTECH Adventures: Maine leads in connecting learning and technology

    This past summer, Maine received $272 million to expand affordable, high-speed internet across the state through the bipartisan Digital Equity Act. This legislation, passed in November 2021, provided $2.75 billion to help states close the digital divide among those with access to broadband internet and those who do not. The Digital Equity Act website states: […]

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    September 19, 2023

    From the Chamber: Laying the groundwork for the 8 ballot questions, Part II

    Last week, I helped tackle Questions 5-8 that Maine voters will be asked to vote on this November, and this week I’ll share some thoughts to consider on Questions 1-4. The questions last week were all proposed Maine state Constitution amendments and likely won’t get the exposure of Questions 1-4. If you didn’t see it, […]

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    September 19, 2023

    Main Street Bath cohort opens registration for small business program

    New Ventures Maine in partnership with Main Street Bath and GoDaddy Inc. has opened registration for the Grow Your Business Online program for fall 2023. The in-person program is open to those operating businesses in Bath and will offer attendees educational classes, networking, mentoring and GoDaddy products to help their businesses grow. The business development […]