Good calls as usual, Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce, on this year's picks for your annual awards. I can't go downtown without running into Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission's Mary Ellen Barnes, newly named volunteer of the year..
Come Monday, 53 Super Bowls will have been played. The New England Patriots will have played in their third straight, fourth out of the past five, and 11th overall. It is no wonder there are Patriot haters.
Hit Wiscasset’s Winterfest this Friday night and Saturday day, Feb. 1 and 2, at Wiscasset Community Center for some indoor and a lot of outdoor fun. If we all have to endure winter's frigid side, we may as well enjoy the season's better side, too – its recreation and sparkling beauty.
As editor of these fine newspapers, getting the news out is my priority. I hardly have time to think about each and every story but sometimes a lot of thoughts enter my mind as they come in from reporters and the "outside." This week was no exception and here are a few:
Will the initiative for a community development specialist make it onto the Wiscasset ballot? Probably. A 2017 one to get back the planning department drew enough signatures and, without a planner, numerous boards have felt and voiced the void.
In 1953, I met a village of Russian immigrants in California. Our Whittier Quaker Church had organized a youth mission project to tear down a YMCA camp site and bring the wood to the Russian families so they could build a village of family homes.