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    August 9, 2022

    Law to combat browntail moths goes into effect

    A new law sponsored by Rep. Allison Hepler, D-Woolwich, to provide direct funds to communities to support their efforts to reduce the presence of browntail moths went into effect this week. LD 1929, An Act To Provide Assistance to Areas Severely Infested with Browntail Moths, creates a fund for municipalities and nonprofit organizations, such as a […]

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    August 9, 2022

    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens recognizes longtime supporters by naming new visitor center after them

    The Lyn and Daniel Lerner Visitor Center named for longtime supporters. 

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    August 9, 2022

    Midcoast Conservancy to host ‘State of Damariscotta Lake’ event

    Midcoast Conservancy will highlight its work preserving the health of Damariscotta Lake during an event from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. at Wavus Camp in Jefferson. Damariscotta Lake Watershed Manager Patricia Nease and other Midcoast Conservancy staff will discuss their efforts during the inaugural ‘State of Damariscotta Lake’ event. Topics to be addressed […]

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    August 9, 2022

    Seniors Not Acting Their Age: Biking round the mountain

    Several years ago, a friend mentioned he was working as a volunteer to help pioneer a route for a bike trail around Ragged Mountain in the Camden Hills. Subsequently, I crossed the beginnings of the new trail while hiking on Ragged Mountain. Each time I returned, progress was being made. A 5 1/2-mile segment of […]

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    August 9, 2022

    Letter to the editor: On respect in cemeteries

    My 43-year-old daughter passed away in March. She is buried at the Varney Cemetery in Brunswick. My husband and I visit daily and are comforted by what a nice and peaceful spot it is for her final resting place. Today however, we saw something that was very troubling to us. A middle-aged woman was walking […]

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    August 9, 2022

    Danny Tyree: Are these the good old days for reminiscing?

    “Memories/Light the corners of my mind…” – as sung by Barbra Streisand. While grocery shopping with my mother in the 1970s, I enjoyed peeking at the “Golden Age” Sunday comics in “Good Old Days” magazine and developing an appreciation of the cartoon antics my father remembered from his boyhood. In the early 1980s, as part […]

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    August 9, 2022

    Michael Reagan: Montana: Where America still works

    I’m a lucky American. Thanks to my wife Colleen’s job as a travel agent, in the last two weeks I’ve been to Europe and back. I was able to tag along with Colleen, as I often do, when she took a group of tourists to France’s Bordeaux wine country. While I was gone things looked […]

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    August 8, 2022

    The Conversation: Kansas vote for abortion rights highlights disconnect between majority opinion on abortion laws and restrictive state laws being passed after Supreme Court decision

    Kansans overwhelmingly voted, 59% to 41%, to maintain the state’s constitutional right to an abortion in a referendum held on Aug. 2, 2022. The referendum’s result, by which voters made their opinions directly known on abortion, highlights the disconnection between public opinion and restrictive state abortion laws passed by many conservative state legislatures after the Supreme Court […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Bath’s Kindness Day set for Aug. 20

    Bath will celebrate the virtue of everyday kindness for its 9th Annual Kindness Day Bath on Aug. 20.  Each year on Kindness Day, the community comes together in downtown Bath to do small, personal kind deeds for each other.  The event is free family fun. Individuals, friends and families set up stations on the sidewalk downtown […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Westport Island hosts talk on Maritime Age history Aug. 13

    An illustrated talk on the rise and fall of the Maritime Age on Westport Island’s eastern shore will be given by Westport Island History Committee member Ken Swanton at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the old Westport Town Hall, 1217 Main Road. The talk will focus on how the Hodgdon family came to the […]

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