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A Death of Choice

A Death of Choice

Karen Wentworth believed people should control their own deaths. Facing terminal cancer, she lived to define her own ending.

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Tourney Time 2023, Part 1

Tourney Time 2023, Part 1

Watch Part 1 of our Tourney Time previews and predictions for local Midcoast Maine high school teams as they head into and participate in their respective Tournaments. In Part 1, Charlie Crockett discusses the outlook for the basketball teams from Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Camden Hills, Islesboro, Vinalhaven, and North Haven. Charlie also interviews the
co-coaches for the Oceanside Cheering squad as they prepare for their participation in the State Cheer Championship.

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How Stable Is the Russian Oil Industry?

How Stable Is the Russian Oil Industry?

The big news from the weekend is that Russia announced a plan to cut 500,000 b/d (barrels per day) of oil production. This accounts for about .5% of global supply and roughly 10% of Russian oil exports. Once Russia starts shutting down their oil wells because of...

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1.5 Degrees Heat Rise Was Never End of the world

1.5 Degrees Heat Rise Was Never End of the world

The most famous climate goal is woefully misunderstood. How hot is too hot for planet Earth? For years, there’s been a consensus in the climate movement: no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The figure comes from the Paris Agreement, a climate...

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Truths VS Fiction on Montgomery Dam

Truths VS Fiction on Montgomery Dam

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.

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Peter Zeihan: China and Semiconductors

Peter Zeihan: China and Semiconductors

In the midst of what’s going on in Ukraine, there are also a lot of changes being made in China and it’s relationship with the rest of the world.

In today’s video, Peter will explain what’s happening in China, particularly in the semiconductor industry much of which they supply and we are dependent upon.

As always, this will be extremely interesting and informative with no political bias.

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Inflation Is Real!

Inflation Is Real!

Inflation seems to be going to unbelievable heights. Not too long ago this table at Home Depot would have been around $49. Perhaps instead of the stock market, buying picnic tables would've been a better investment! 🙄

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Peter Zeihan: Kerch Bridge Explosion and Russian Refueling Logistics

Peter Zeihan: Kerch Bridge Explosion and Russian Refueling Logistics

The Kerch Bridge from Russia to the Crimean Peninsula suffered a major blast/explosion October 8.

Even if trucks can still–slowly–make the journey, trucked fuel supplies are smaller, slower, and more vulnerable than the rail routes Moscow had previously relied on. All of which sets up an interesting set of opportunities for the Ukrainians. If Kyiv ever had a window of opportunity to push hard against Russian forces in southern Ukraine, that time would be now.

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2022 Maine Lobster Festival Parade

2022 Maine Lobster Festival Parade

Watch this video of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade, celebrating the 75th year of the Festival. The Grand Marshalls of the parade this year were the 2022 State Championship Teams from three local high schools – Oceanside’s Girls Basketball Team, Camden Hills’ Girls Swim team, and Medomak Valley’s Cheering Team. Also recognized was the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal – Rockland’s “Maine Lobster Lady” – 102 Year Old Virginia Oliver, escorted by a vehicle from the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The 2020 Parade was cancelled due to COVID, so Virginia Oliver finally had her chance this year to ride in the parade. The retiring King Neptune, portrayed for many years by Brian Messing, had his last ride on the Sea Goddess float, which he had personally redesigned and redecorated for this year’s parade. For many years Brian has portrayed the pirate Blackbeard and more recently King Neptune, walking the Festival Grounds and delighting the festival attendees. We thank him and the many other volunteers who make the Lobster Festival a success every year.

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Blueberry Pie Baking Contest Union Fair 2022

Blueberry Pie Baking Contest Union Fair 2022

Watch this program on the Maine Wild Blueberry Pie Baking Contest. Matt Elwell, President of the Union Fair, chats with Charlie Crockett about the new events incorporated into Union Fair, and the pie judges are interviewed, discussing their backgrounds in baking and what they look for in a good blueberry pie.

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Seafood Cooking Contest at the Maine Lobster Festival 2022

Seafood Cooking Contest at the Maine Lobster Festival 2022

Watch this program of the Maine Seafood Cooking Contest held at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine in August 2022. The five chefs this year were selected from over 100 applicants who submitted seafood recipes to the committee and were chosen to prepare and present their creations to 3 judges. We flow each contestant’s process as he or she creates the dish and presents it to the judges. The contestants came from as far away as Florida and as close Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine. The recipes are available online on the Lobster Festival website.

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Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest 2022

Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest 2022

Watch this program of the Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine, in late July 2022. This was one of many cooking contest at the Union Fair, including Blueberry Pies, Whoopie Pies, Strawberry Pies, Favorite Cookie, and Jerky recipies.

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2022 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation

2022 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation

Watch this video of the 2022 Maine Sea Goddess Coronation at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine. After a two year break, due to COVID, the Maine Lobster Festival has returned with the traditional opening day ceremony of the crowing of a new Sea Goddess.

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The Surprising Science of Yawning

The Surprising Science of Yawning

Yawning is one of the first things we learn to do. “Learn” may not even be quite the right word. Johanna de Vries, a professor of obstetrics at Vrije University Amsterdam, has discovered that the human fetus yawns during its first trimester in the womb. And, unless we...

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Dear Friends: THANKFUL

Dear Friends: THANKFUL

In the winter of 2022 I discovered an image I had made back on June 24th of 2016.

What so grabbed me about it that first day—and to this very minute—was/is the comma….

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Thomaston 4th of July Parade 2022

Thomaston 4th of July Parade 2022

Watch this video of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade in Thomaston , Maine. After a gap of 2 years with no parade, due to COVID, the town, the citizens, and the many visitors from all over were delighted to have having this parade again. The parade commentators are Charlie & Penny Crockett. The pre-parade introduction highlights upcoming events we will be covering this summer, a visit from a clown, and an interview with one of the newest US Citizens – Arnell, a resident of Rockland who just had her naturalization ceremony a few days before the Fourth of July!

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Meet Maine’s Independent Candidate for Governor, Sam Hunkler

Meet Maine’s Independent Candidate for Governor, Sam Hunkler

Sam Hunkler, a family doctor from Beals, has qualified to be on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Governor.

Hunkler, who prefers to be called Sam rather than Dr. Hunkler, grew up in a small town in Ohio, the seventh son of a telephone repairman. He first came to Maine while he was still in high school, to visit his brother who was serving at Loring Air Base. After college Sam served in the Peace Corps in Kenya, where he met his wife Kelly, a Mainer…

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Vintage Basketball : Camden Hills Boys vs. Mt View December 2003

Vintage Basketball : Camden Hills Boys vs. Mt View December 2003

Watch this Vintage Basketball game between the Windjammer of Camden Hills and the Mustangs of Mt. View. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport in December of 2002. The starters for Camden Hills were Ben Draper, Tom Dennon, Tim Stammen, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Jamie Davis. The starters for Mt. View were Roy Goodall, Steve Miles, Anthony Greenlaw, Ben Ward, and Keith Jones. The broadcasters were Charlie Crockett and Don Palmer.

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Peter Zeihan — Russia: Prepping for the Next War

Peter Zeihan — Russia: Prepping for the Next War

If you care at all about where the world is heading, this video is well worth watching.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given another of his…heavy-on-the-revisionist-history speeches. This time, he categorized the Great Northern War–the 18th century conflict that saw the Tsardom of Russia successfully challenge Sweden for Baltic superiority–as one where Russia “reclaimed” such territories as Estonia and Latvia. As with Moscow’s claims that places like Ukraine have always been a part of Russia, this is just simply not true.

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