And all ships at sea!

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 2:00pm

About this blog:

  • Frank Barnako is a seasonal resident of Wiscasset at Clarks Point on the Sheepscot River.   His career in journalism included on air and news director positions with CBS and NBC Radio and TV stations.  He was a pioneer in the Internet, helping to create and co-found MarketWatch.com where he also developed a 200-station radio network and wrote daily columns focused on the stock market, business news, and technology. Barnako describes himself as “an aspiring photographer,” whose work can be seen at frankbarnako.com<http://frankbarnako.com>. He is a member of the town’s Investment Advisory Committee. Email him at wiscasset@barnako.com.

Remember Walter Winchell? A fast-talking, gossip-monger who was notorious and popular in newspapers in the ‘40s. I remember hearing him on the radio, too - and never forgot his stocatto delivery . No messing around, just straight talk from the script to your ear. I’ve been thinking of Winchell because, as I look around Wiscasset, there’s a lot of stuff happening. But I’ll be darned if I'm going to do 300 words on each item. There’s too much. So, here's my best Winchell-impersonation, in print. (Click to listen to the real thing.

  • Repair! Route 1 from Bath to Topsham. That horrible thumpity-thumpity roadway from Cooks Corner to Bath getting fixed ... 
  • Dollar General has begun site work for its new store, so very very close to Big Al’s ...
  • Friends went to Water Street Kitchen for a follow-up visit. “Great!” Yelp gives it five stars, but only a few reviews. Trip Advisor has no reviews for Water Street ...
  • The Fourth was quiet! Speedway was running but not much vroom! vroom ...
  • Looking forward to Pan Fried Steel  at Alive on the Common Thursday ...
  • Good to see so few “For Sale” signs on Federal Street ...
  • New roof on the Quik Stop on Rte. 27. Interior painting, soon come ...
  • We got a puppy two weeks ago ...
  • Friends of Wiscasset Village meeting .. 8am Friday, at Sarah’s. Ideas welcome ...