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Another rant

Another rant

Angry over opposition to several of his legislative proposals from Democrats and some members of his own Republican party, Governor Paul LePage lashed out in an hour-long news conference on Friday. The Governor promised to veto every bill sponsored by a Democrat until or unless his opponents back down and support his proposed constitutional amendment

Celebrate spring

Celebrate spring

Dear Editor: Sunrise Easter morning Sun’s bright edge above horizon’s gray shroud Touches night-dark trees Beyond clustered house’s peaks Stretch sky’s blue stripes Where small white clouds stand sentinel Resurrection Day Green shoots break free On life’s ascent. Stanley Harrison Ellsworth The post Celebrate spring appeared first on The Ellsworth American. View Full Notice →

Going South

Going South

By Thomas Moore Leslie and I walk from our rented bungalow on Carpenter Street in Brunswick, Georgia, as far as Egmont Street. The mid-March drizzle turns into a steady rain. Several For Sale signs mark Victorian era houses, some in San Francisco multi-colors: green dormer shingles, yellow trim, blue shingles, red front door. Camellias are

Maine hydropower

Maine hydropower

For the first time since 1992, Maine now has an inventory of existing and potential hydropower resources. A study recently completed for the Governor’s Energy Office identified 110 sites at powered and non-powered dams with the potential for installation of 193 megawatts of additional capacity. Based on current market conditions, the study concluded that only

Mary Hardenbergh Dethier

Mary Hardenbergh Dethier

BLUE HILL — Mary Hardenbergh Dethier, “Maisie,” died Dec. 17, 2014, two weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke. Maisie loved her family, the outdoors, birds, mountains, a vast network of friends, skiing, hiking, tennis, singing, picking blueberries and making them into incomparable muffins and pies, sewing, knitting, gardening and every aspect of life. She was