To the Camden Towns people, Select Board, and town staff: The Camden Farmers Market is a democratically run organization of farmers and producers, around since 1974. 2022 is our 48th year! We are a supporting member of the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets. We are a...
MIT spinout Frequency Therapeutics’ drug candidate stimulates the growth of hair cells in the inner ear. Most of us know someone affected by hearing loss, but we may not fully appreciate the hardships that lack of hearing can bring. Hearing loss can lead to isolation,...
By Ken Gross To date. It has been an active few months. The Save the Dam Falls Committee was formed in July 2021, when it became obvious that the town government — by which we mean the Camden Select Board and Town Manager, not the professional staff at the Town Office...
One might think it is a device in the Ukraine to block small Russian Navy ships from entering a harbor. But that would be wrong.
This week I am sharing something quite different with you. I hope you’ll enjoy this short video from my site. In 2009 I was approached by an independent film company that wanted to make a sixteen-minute documentary short about how I work….
Watch this Maine Class A High School Baseball Game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Red Eddies of Edward Little. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on May13, 2022.
Watch this Maine High School Baseball Game between the Camden Hills Windjammers and the Medomak Valley Panthers. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on May 9, 2022.
There was once a time that conveniences automatically implied life improvements. Those days are long gone.
Although there are reasons for optimism, Mainers should be prepared to deal with the pesky insect again this summer.
The Eviation Alice is the world’s leading fully electric aircraft, designed to fly 440 nautical miles on a single charge and has maximum cruise speed of 250 knots. Alice will operate in all environments currently serviced by piston and turbine aircraft. This could potentially bring our local aircraft service up a notch.
By Robert Nichols There is a movement by a group of individuals in Camden who want to remove the three lower dams on the Megunticook river in the name of protecting the town from “flooding”. The irony of that movement is that our dams DON’T CAUSE flooding, they work...
Watch this Maine Class A High School Baseball game between Camden Hills and Brunswick. this game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on May 2, 2022.
The device would be part of a microgrid aimed at bringing backup power to the area’s chain of bridged islands.
By Glen Birbeck The Finns are an interesting people. They have a language to me as obscure as Chinese or Arabic. One Finn I remember in Ecuador sat while I drew his portrait. We were opposite each other at a table in Charlitos bar and grill. The table was a battleﬁeld...
By Ron Staschak It's great to talk with Stephen Carroll ,a founder of WRFR. Like everything in life, there are many emotions. Starting something is always scary, challenging, and rewarding. I assume that Stephen looks back with pride on his achievements. I am so glad...
Watch this Vintage Girls High School Basketball game between the Windjammers of Camden-Rockport and the Lions of Belfast. This game was played at Camden-Rockport on January 20, 1995. The starters for Coach Jay Carlsen’s Windjammers were Darrah Roberts, Amanda Roberts, Stacey Brown, Teri Berg, and Emily Rogers. The starters for the Belfast Lions were Lisa Bachelder, Sarah Annis, Gwen Russ, Misty Bennett, and Virginia Catlin. The play-by-play announcers were Charlie Crockett and Don Palmer. This game was produced in 1995 by the CRTV Club including the camera crew of Matt Talbot, Sam Price, Patrick Williams, and Brian Wright. The computer graphics person was Jennifer Patterson, and the director was Mrs. Penny Crockett.
Strandbeest Evolution 2021 is one of the most original and creative artistic creations in recent times.
Strandbeest means “beach animal” and is the creation of Theo Jansen.
This is a video you must watch!
By Philip Crossman There are only two places, Here, this island oﬀ the coast of Maine, and Away. There is a big and obvious diﬀerence between those who live Here and those who live Away. There is no less a distinction between those who live Here and who the rest of us...
Here’s our December Room With a View column from Down East Magazine.
It’s not especially seasonal, but I don’t think that faith, or any of what Philip writes about in this one, ever really goes fully out of season.
Russia’s Wagner Group purports to be a “private security organization” – what you and I might otherwise call mercenaries. Plenty of groups like this exist around the world, but with an emphasis on private.
At a handshake distance, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky walked through the center of Kyiv and talked to ordinary Kyivans. This is what democracy looks like. This is what courage looks like. This is what true friendship...
Every member of the Camden Select Board has taken an oath to “faithfully discharge to the best of my abilities, all duties incumbent upon me pursuant to all charters, ordinances, policies and rules and regulations of the Town of Camden of which I have the right and...
Watch this Vintage Boys Basketball game from January 18, 2002 between the Windjammers of Camden hills and the Black Bears of Maranacook. The starters for the Windjammers were Tyler Warren, Peter Moro, Grant Lippman, Tim Stammen, and Troy Gabriel. The starters for the Black Bears were Matt St. John. Charlie Calligan, Ben Muniz, Jared Lemieux, and Andy Kenney.
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.
Global climate change is a very complex and important focus of today’s society. For additional insight from one expert’s view, click on Read More. It could be very enlightening!
By Glen Birbeck I am not myself immune to the urge to jump oﬀ the merry go round, the 24/7 news cycle. To turn away from that megaphone's constant blast of war and rumor of war and plague and political drama. I also avoid the celeb gossip which ﬂows from our media in...
The Montgomery Dam and its waterfall at the head of Camden Harbor have been the subject of much controversy. There are many facts, some true and some not-so-true, being presented to Camden citizens.
Ron Hawkins, Camden resident and long-time owner of a dam in Brooksville Maine, presents well thought out facts in this excellent article.
THIS ARTICLE IS WELL WORTH READING.
Watch this Vintage High School Girls basketball game between the Windjammers of Camden-Rockport High School and the Panthers of Medomak Valley High School. This game was played at Camden-Rockport High School in Camden in 1993.
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 Megunticook River and falls are still supporting the town by making Camden an amazing destination as a unique place to live or visit. The river and falls are also a living museum of Camden’s history, its people over hundreds of years and their struggles to survive and develop the unique town we have today.
Unfortunately this irreplaceable treasure is currently in peril! We cannot let it be torn apart for an ethnic cleansing by scores of excavators and dump trucks, where all we have left are little metal plaques and a few YouTube videos.
If there is any flooding problem at all surrounding the fate of our beloved Montgomery Dam, it is the tsunami of propaganda spewing from the Camden Select Board and their hand-picked collaborators, in service to their preconceived intentions for the Megunticook River.
Maine’s Down East magazine started in 1954 and from the beginning has offered Room With a View, a column that is revered here in the Pine Tree state.
Some exceptionally fine writers have shared their thoughts in over 700 Room With a View columns and it’s a great honor to share with you the news that my dear friend, Philip Conkling, and I are now the columnists filling some very large shoes. We’re really enjoying being able to – once again – pair our shared “view” of life in Maine and beyond.
Feeding people, not filling landfills, offers untold benefits, but it requires a new mindset.
Standing at the toilet early one recent morning was a little startling. It’s not usually. I’m customarily quite at ease. Anticipating the great relief I am accustomed to experiencing at this time each day I was taken aback brieﬂy and my eﬀort stalled when I realized the water level in the appliance’s basin was advancing toward me at an alarming rate.
Maine is at the forefront of a national reckoning about how devastating and costly land application of sewage sludge can be.
By Ron Staschak 1) What did you do at the radio station? I joined Joe Steinberger on the very ﬁrst show on WRFR at 7am on Feb 14, 2002. It was a morning talk & news show somewhat like the current Rockland Metro. I was a frequent guest on that show and have been on...
Much of Russia's revenue is based on their oil fields. But oil fields don't just go on and off at the flick of a switch. A handful of refineries across Russia have already announced reductions in output due to a lack of demand. This is not good news. If refineries...
Finally our Roku channel returns. Roku had completely changed the programming interface and we had to redevelop our channel. If you've never had our channel on your box, go to Search and then enter Maine Coast TV. select our channel out of the list, click on it. Then...
Watch this 2001 Vintage Maine High School Boys Basketball Class B State Championship Game between the Camden Hills Windjammers and the Rams of Gorham. This game was played at the Augusta Civic Center in 2001.
Most of us have always thought the “peace sign” is a symbol of the hippie movement of the 60’s.
And in a way what it became.
But that’s neither its original meaning nor source.
Sometimes we’re putting together a meal and looking for a good side dish that’s healthy and tasty.
Perhaps you should consider a bowl of fresh fruit. Great in the summer or winter.
It’s super easy to make….
By Phil Crossman A few years ago I went to Florida on vacation. I’d never seen a woman in a thong before. Of course I’d seen pictures of them but seeing them actually move around close enough to, well, study, is diﬀerent. I’m glad I waited. At this stage, happily...