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RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR KEN GROSS – YOU’RE INVITED!

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR KEN GROSS – YOU’RE INVITED!

The public is invited to Ken’s Retirement Reception on Sunday, February 25, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room. The event will be a celebration of the Library as well as a recognition of Ken Gross’s tenure at CPL. There will be live music, refreshments,...

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Nigeria, After America || Peter Zeihan

Nigeria, After America || Peter Zeihan

Despite civil unrest, Nigeria has retained a semblance of stability through a rotational presidency among ethnic groups that ensures representation and prevents disintegration. On the economic side, corruption within the oil industry has led to a mismanagement of oil resources and underproduction.

With global energy dynamics shifting and geopolitical instability on the rise, there’s an emerging opportunity for the Nigerians. If Nigeria can overcome the internal struggles, their strategic positioning and military strength could help them become a significant player in the region; this could even evolve into partnerships with Western powers seeking energy stability.

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Images from Maine || Peter Ralston

Images from Maine || Peter Ralston

You may recall from my last “hug from Maine” that back in mid-January the coast of Maine was ravaged by two historically destructive storms and astronomical high tides. Damage assessment has painted a grim portrait of the consequences of the back-to-back events and it’s not a pretty picture. Millions upon millions of dollars in damages are going to have an intensely negative impact here, especially upon our working waterfronts in the fishing villages along the coast and out on the islands as they begin to gear up for our community-sustaining fishing season.

To that end, today I would humbly like to share with you a link to the Island Institute’s efforts to help those businesses and communities that give the coast its legendary and unique character. Put bluntly, an operative working waterfront is what keeps these towns going and these terribly impactive storms have imperiled the very life’s blood of our coastal communities. 

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Boys Class A 1/4 Final Camden Hills vs. Nokomis 2/17/2024

Boys Class A 1/4 Final Camden Hills vs. Nokomis 2/17/2024

Watch this Maine Class A Boys 1/4 Final game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Warriors of Nokomis. This game was played Saturday 2/17/24 at the Augusta Civic Center. The Maine Coast TV broadcast crew includes Charlie Crockett, Dave Ridley and Penny Crockett.

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2024 Stand up and cheer #3

2024 Stand up and cheer #3

Watch this third episode of “Stand Up and Cheer” 2024 for Tournament Preview and News for Midcoast Maine high schools. In this episode of “Stand Up and Cheer”, long-time Midcoast sports broadcaster and Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Charlie Crockett, will fill you in on the basketball tournament results fo the 1/4 Finals and the game times for the 1/2 Finals basketball teams from Camden Hills, Lincoln Academy, Medomak Valley and Oceanside. In upcoming episodes, we will have the latest game results, exciting game play highlights, updated brackets and game time schedules. We also will be posting full length replays of the tournament games as well as more “Vintage Basketball ” games, featuring exciting midcoast high school basketball games from 1990’s to the 2020’s.

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