Human Interest

Over $1 million in scholarships available

Over $1 million in scholarships available

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...

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Dear Friends: Signs of The Times

Dear Friends: Signs of The Times

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...

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Week 63: COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

Week 63: COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

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? !

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Fun Burger Facts

Fun Burger Facts

By Chris Wolf

With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, we ask:

How do Americans like their burgers?

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DEATHS OF DESPAIR – Barely Hanging On

DEATHS OF DESPAIR – Barely Hanging On

“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.”

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235 years of Camden Heritage Down by the OLD Mill Stream

235 years of Camden Heritage Down by the OLD Mill Stream

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 for 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!

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Camden’s Cultural Ambassador

Camden’s Cultural Ambassador

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.

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Dear Friends: Spring’s Annual Triump

Dear Friends: Spring’s Annual Triump

Dear Friends, Yesterday our magnolia tree’s buds fully opened, joining a host of other supremely welcome indicators of spring’s annual triumph over the last grip of winter in Maine. Mud season is also largely behind us…all of which is most especially welcome this...

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