The Buzz

An Affectionate Look Back at 2019 in Rockland

An Affectionate Look Back at 2019 in Rockland

By Steve Carroll -- The Buzz Taking a long look back at our city by the bay, so much has changed since I was a child growing up here. We were a fishing community and retail center. Main Street was mostly clothing and department stores, hardware and footwear, a few...

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BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS JUST A BIT MORE

BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS JUST A BIT MORE

By Stephen Carroll--The Buzz-- Many of us fondly recall the story of how the Grinch stole Christmas then triumphantly restored the holiday to all the Hoo’s in Hooville. Why does this children 's tale by Dr. Seuss resonate with us still after so many years? Throughout...

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Birbeck to Catalonia

Birbeck to Catalonia

By Glen Birbeck--The Buzz The city of Barcelona was founded just this side of the year zero by the Romans. It was a good place to retire old soldiers of the Roman Legion. Great climate and a short sail to Rome. Eighty three years ago an English writer named George...

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Where’s A Cell Tower When You Need One?

Where’s A Cell Tower When You Need One?

Cartoon by Glen Birbeck, from The Buzz. To see this and other stories from this issue of The Buzz, Click Here. The Buzz is a joint publication between WRFR.org Community Radio and MaineCoast.TV Community Television. The Buzz printed version is distributed in Rockland...

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A Much Better Way to Be Political!

A Much Better Way to Be Political!

Voting Day By Steve Carroll - The Buzz. My early memories of voting day go back to the mid-sixties. I was a Sophomore in High School working at what was then Rockland’s only local Radio station. The station manager, Paul Huber, was a State representative and took...

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Fly Electric Planes on Cape Air to Rockland?

Fly Electric Planes on Cape Air to Rockland?

By Glen Birbeck, The Buzz --- Cape Air, operator of several flights a day between Boston and Owls Head, announced an agreement to buy at least ten electric aircraft from Israeli builder Eviation. The plane, called Alice, seats seven passengers plus pilot and copilot,...

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Rockland Metro 1/30/2019

Rockland Metro 1/30/2019

A discussion about the latest Buzz which featured a letter from Paula Sutton about her family’s experiences with illegal immigration along the Texas border.

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The Buzz Rockland, Friday, May 19, 2017 Labor Shortage?

The Buzz Rockland, Friday, May 19, 2017 Labor Shortage?

How can it be? Jobs are disappearing overseas, computers and robots are taking over, and yet we have a labor shortage here in Rockland? It’s strange, but apparently true. At a Spring Hiring Fair organized last month by Rockland Main Street, Inc. and the Rockland...

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