A broken heart, Labor Day and more
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 8:45am
Our 15-year-old Pomeranian Sadie died this week and our other dog, 7-year-old Labradoodle Ruby, is...
Red Sox, watch the heat and veterans’ trip
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 8:45am
Can you believe it? The Red Sox have been as hot as this summer’s temperatures. They are on pace to...
Opioid addiction continues to cripple state
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 7:45am
The current opioid crisis plaguing the country is something that is hard to ignore, with the...
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:45am
Yes, I have done some stupid things in my life. I will admit it. But not on the scale of some of...
I need a laugh
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 8:45am
After a sad week last week with our matriarch, longtime co-worker, boss, mentor and friend Mary...
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:00am
Cha-chunk, cha-chunk, cha-chunk went the sound of the printing press in the basement of the...
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 8:45am
Ten years ago this week, July 11, 2008, is a day I won't forget and I'm sure many others who were...
Where are we?
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 7:30am
“Excuse me, can we help you?’’ a homeowner inquired of a couple wandering around the yard with a...
Online or paper?
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 8:30am
How do you read the local news? Do you read it mostly online or do you wait for the newspaper to...
Coming soon: 4000 mph travel
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 7:15am
It’s next to impossible to wrap your mind around the many changes right here in our own country...
On to another year
Wed, 06/27/2018 - 8:45am
We’re halfway through 2018 and I officially began my 32nd year as an employee of the Boothbay...
A reminder of our maritime heritage
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 8:00am
We’re smack dab in the middle of what is traditionally the height of the summer tourist season in...
Horse of a different color
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 8:45am
I often like to think back to my early days here at the Register, circa the late ’80s. Life was...
Keep it, I may need it
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 7:00am
We enjoy watching the TV series “North Woods Law,” highlighting the everyday activities of Maine...
Respecting our flag
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:45am
Our publication day this week coincides with Flag Day, and while most communities do very little to...
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:30am
I know I wrote being melancholy last week, but this week was a roller coaster of emotions....
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 8:30am
Taking a deep breath this week. Melancholy for sure. Good memories but getting a bit frustrated as...
Changes continue for women
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 7:00am
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. This old-time philosophy is the rule many of...
A place to stand
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:30am
Our vastly white towns produce little news about racism. But prejudice on race, religion and more...
Vacation: Highly recommended
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 8:45am
Vacation. I almost forgot what it was.
After years of hearing about others' vacations, seeing...
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 7:00am
Memorial Day 2018 is now in the record books. Thousands of towns and cities all across the country...
‘God saved me to be their spokesman’
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:15pm
I landed on Dog Green Sector with the 1st Battalion of the 116th Regiment, 29th Division, on the...
Cheers & Jeers
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:00am
Cheers & Jeers is a feature I remember from the days of reading TV Guide. TV Guide, for those...
Thank an officer
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 9:00am
Twenty-nine years ago next month, a jury in Wiscasset convicted a career criminal of manslaughter...
Rebuilding Together lives up to its name
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 7:00am
Saturday, the Boothbay region once again demonstrated why it is such a very special place. This...
The vegetable man
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:45am
My first employment was working for farmer Errol Clark, “the vegetable man” for a few hours each...
Passenger cars drop in popularity
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:15am
Ford Motor Company made a dramatic announcement this past week: They’re phasing out production of...
Make your vote count
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:15am
In most Maine communities, this is the season for town meetings. Some towns have already held...
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:45am
As editor, I read thousands of words each week. I have learned to read copy — written material...
There are many paths to success
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:30am
Most high school seniors have already made post-graduation plans which may include college in...
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:45am
She is one to give others credit when good things happen, but Jane Good deserves a lot of credit...
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:45am
Fashionable.Most folks try to be “fashionable,’’ depending upon their age, job, friends and other...
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 9:00am
A couple of weeks ago, I asked readers to suggest places to live if you didn’t live in Maine and I...
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:15am
Back when we were setting up housekeeping on our own, in the early 1960s, most homes had a set of...
Stop the newsprint tariffs
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:00pm
There are two things you need to know about newspapers.
Newspapers are important to community life...
Spring cleaning to help others
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 8:45am
March Madness is about over (insert a tear) and when it is, I expect to be called out of my...
Religion follows many different paths
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 7:30am
There are many types of religions in the world, with most folks convinced that “theirs’’ is the...
If not Maine, where would you live?
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 8:45am
A friend of mine who owns a home in Maine and a place in Massachusetts told me this week that he...
Food shopping is a challenge
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:15am
Eat your fruits and vegetables. Choose lean meats and fish. Limit your sugar and salt intake. We...
Snow: A love/hate relationship
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:45am
The weather has been the major topic of discussion this past week, with a brutal nor’easter dumping...
Let us know
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:45am
Central Maine Power is being investigated by the Public Utilities Commission regarding metering,...
Be a caring neighbor
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:30am
Most of us have no idea whatsoever what goes on behind closed doors except our own, and generally...
Two special players
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:30am
I was a local high school basketball coach for about a dozen years. I know that basketball is a...
Avoiding (or not) the heaves and holes
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:15am
The potholes aren’t showing today, as we write this column; it’s snowing. However, the weatherman...
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:45pm
Another school shooting massacre, this time in Florida. Let’s wake up, America, and do something...
Whose money is it, anyway?
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:15am
Why is it that so many elected officials, company heads, and others who don’t have to answer to...
Way to go, L.L. Bean
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:45am
It’s about time, say many of us, that L.L. Bean will no longer quietly let some unscrupulous...
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:00am
February is a good month for thinking. The days are getting longer – yeah – and with 321 days left...
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:45am
I have been lost in the middle.
I’ve known about the “baby boomers,” because I am one, but ask me...
Downsizing: Hard to do
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:45am
Every time we watch one of the TV shows on hoarders, we breathe a sigh of relief that we’re not...