Human Interest

Dear Friends: A Hug from Maine

Dear Friends: A Hug from Maine

Yes, another “recycled” hug from Maine. I continue to promise you new images but it’s still very, very busy here and I’ve scarcely had a moment to look at the new work I have been making this summer. 

There are still a few of the intoxicatingly fragrant rosa rugosa blossoms left on a few of the wild rose bushes out on some of the islands. I find them — now, more than ever — a potent reminder for all of us to literally stop to smell the roses in the midst of our ever busy days.

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Camden’s Walk the Falls Tour

Camden’s Walk the Falls Tour

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,...

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End of The Old Mill Stream?

End of The Old Mill Stream?

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.

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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 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!

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