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Montgomery Dam vote is timely and necessary

Montgomery Dam vote is timely and necessary

It was a pleasure to read Sarah Miller’s thoughtful piece in PenBay Pilot on the timing of the vote for Montgomery Dam. It was a model of civil discourse that I hope to live up to. 

I agree with her premise, that the town needs more discussion on whether or not to destroy Montgomery Dam and its waterfall, but I disagree with her conclusion: that a vote would be premature. 

The vote, by the way, is likely to take place at the time of the June 2022 meeting, which is seven months away.  

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Week 86 – Covid 19 Random Notes While Sheltering in Place

Week 86 – Covid 19 Random Notes While Sheltering in Place

The season is turning with cooler, calmer and brighter weather after the nor’easter’s high winds beached some boats and left some households without power. The PenBay Pilot featured reporter Sarah Thompson’s excellent photos of beached boats on Sandy Beach and Dick’s Beach and their recoveries.

A second storm of high winds with seven inches of rain caused some power outages and flooded basements….

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Internet for the rest of us

Internet for the rest of us

For those of us outside of Spectrum’s service area on islands and rural areas of Maine, or off the grid, Starlink satellite service from Elon Musk now appears to be available for order and fulfillment in some cases as soon as a couple of weeks.

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Dear Friends: Hope

Dear Friends: Hope

In this past year I came across one of the loveliest quotes that has ever found me; from Rabindranath Tagore, “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”

I have that taped to my computer and I see it every day…it never ceases to get me. My, my, my…how I wish I could craft an image that pure.

Our seemingly everlasting summer has broken and it’s cold and wet out there today. Yes, we’re heading into more darkness, but always, always there’s light.

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Montgomery Dam Produces a Thunder Not a Gurgle

Montgomery Dam Produces a Thunder Not a Gurgle

Montgomery Dam is perhaps Camden’s most venerable senior citizen. According to the Interfluve report, recently completed for the town, its first iteration occurred in 1771, the same year the town of Camden was incorporated. This was 49 years before Maine became a state, five years before the Declaration of Independence and 17 years before the U.S. Constitution was passed. George Washington was only 39 years old.

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