Camden Maine is famous for being "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea". But it's also famous for being "Where the River Meets the Sea", specifically the Megunticook River which cascades over the rocks at the head of Camden Harbor creating a spectacular waterfall,...
By Barbara Dyer, local historian—This is the second part of the history of the Megunticook River, in Camden Maine.
The Megunticook River, its mills and its waterfalls have been the lifeblood and heart of Camden for over 200 years and give Camden an amazing irreplaceable uniqueness as Camden is becoming a destination city.
Over $1 million worth of scholarships from the Worthington Scholarship Foundation is still available for students going to college or university in Maine. That’s out of the total $3 million the foundation plans to give out this year alone. Graduating...
China’s famous herd of wandering elephants has stopped for a rest after a 15-month journey far out of their natural habitat, an odyssey that has captivated the country. Authorities have marshalled extraordinary resources to monitor the herd and keep it away from...
Dear Friends, It’s the strangest feeling, this recycling I am doing with my “hugs from Maine" from a year ago; I sort of consider them a thin slice of personal history as well as a look back at much larger forces. I feel a deep relief and sense...
By Phyllis Merriam — The Buzz
Just when Rockland’s home and property owners thought the city was satisfied with last year’s re-assessments, KRT (Kryptonite Realty Taxation) has been re-hired by the city for a do-over of property assessments. We taxpayers fund KRT’ s fees, which the city has not disclosed. A Village Soup article says, “For most properties in the city, it has been since 2005 that this information was last verified. ” Say what? !
By Chris Wolf
With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, we ask:
How do Americans like their burgers?
“William! Kelly!” she hollered.
“I look for a sign from them,” McIver explained. “I’d do anything to bring them both back.”
McIver lost her grandson and daughter over a nine-week stretch. Her 14-year-old grandson William killed himself on Jan. 27. Her 40-year-old daughter Kelly – William’s mother – overdosed on April 3.
“I scream their names every morning when I walk,” McIver said. “I scream as loud as I can.”
By Barbara Dyer
The Megunticook River has been an important part of Camden for hundreds of years. It has made the town successful by historically providing power for many industries as well as providing amazing recreational areas, waterfalls and dams along its 142 foot drop to the sea culminating into a spectacular pair of falls plunging into the ocean right beside Camden Harbor Park. The river and falls are still supporting the town by making Camden an amazing destination as a unique place to live or visit.
Unfortunately this local treasure may soon be in peril!
Messan Jordan Benissan is both a music teacher at Colby College and the owner of the Mé Lon Togo restaurant in Camden. Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, he uses music and food to enhance cultural awareness in his circle of students, friends and customers.