Talk

  • From the editor

    I often like to think back to my early days here at the Register, circa the late ’80s. Life was much simpler then and it seems work was easier. And back then, right about now in the calendar year, we were pumping out at least 30 pages of news and ads.

  • Mary’s Musings

    We enjoy watching the TV series “North Woods Law,” highlighting the everyday activities of Maine and New Hampshire wardens, as well as Alaska State Troopers. You never know what they’ll encounter while on routine patrol.

  • From the assistant editor

    I saw a firefly Saturday night.

    It said summer. So did the people fishing and swimming in a nearly still Sheepscot River past Alna's Head Tide Dam Saturday.

  • letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of William A. Cumming. I first met Bill at summer school at the University of Maine while we were both working on advanced degrees in education. I admired him for his leadership, his intellect, and his Christian values.

  • letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    The Midcoast Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends are deeply opposed to the policy of separating children from their parents when they arrive in this country as refugees seeking asylum.

  • letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

  • letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    The Tree of Life was the African name given to the baobab tree. The name suits it well as this tree arrived 200 million years ago as plates of earth were rising above the ocean splitting the world’s continents.

  • From the editor

    I know I wrote being melancholy last week, but this week was a roller coaster of emotions.

  • Mary’s Musings

    Our publication day this week coincides with Flag Day, and while most communities do very little to mark its observance, it is a day of parades and special celebrations in some towns, such as nearby Quincy, Massachusetts.

  • letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    Self-defense uses reasonable force to protect oneself from bodily harm by an aggressor, if the defender believes they are in danger. 

  • From the editor

    Taking a deep breath this week. Melancholy for sure. Good memories but getting a bit frustrated as well. What is happening?

    Well, first, by the end of this month, the newspaper will be without two of our longtime employees, Suzi Thayer and Katrina Rickermann.

  • Mary’s Musings

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. This old-time philosophy is the rule many of today’s females live by, and they’re striving to see that it’s the rule of the land in one circumstance after another.

  • ’Round Town

    Peter, Paul and Mary. Ronnie, Sally and Dickie. Similar rhythm, liked the beat, easy to dance to (“American Bandstand,” 1965)! Similar, but different. In some ways though, there is a similarity in the way both “trios” share their music.

  • From the assistant editor

    For someone who likes as few syllables as possible in the average sentence, I oddly am pleased as punch when people describe those they are with as their significant others.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor: