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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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  • Paul bought the Tirolia wood and coal stove new, from a woodstove retailer in Owls Head, back when he first bought his house on Matinicus. Looking nothing like a “traditional” woodstove, the Austrian-made Tirolia was basically a white ...
  • “Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough,” said the old man, “and I can move the Earth.” The same might be said about an iron cookstove. Our old woodstove is outside, on a pallet, already stripped of reusable parts....
  • Two weeks ago I bragged in these pages about how our power didn’t go out, and how we were sitting here fat and happy on our little ledge-pile while the storm tore up the neighborhood elsewhere. One should always be careful ...
  • As I write, it is last week, and we’re in the lull, the eye, the little break in the middle of the storm, that time when you go outdoors and size things up. The sun is breaking through, and although the radar looks like there will be more ...
  • I was staying in Rockland to put a truck on a ferry, and go to the dump, and to attend a couple of meetings on the mainland. Parked with my coffee, oatmeal, and paperwork in the breakfast room of the hotel across the street from ...
  • We woke all curled up in little balls, thin-blooded and thin-skinned, summer dwellers not yet hardened to the chill. We had worn our socks to sleep and zipped into our sleeping bags grateful for a calm night without wind or rain ...
  • On the one hand, a good case was made in the Maine Legislature in August that broadband is as important as any other utility or public infrastructure, and some of our legislators expressed frustration when their colleagues wouldn’t ...
  • The big ol’ City of Rockland was Lobster Festival busy on the morning of Labor Day. The line at Rock City Coffee was nearly out the door, mainly unfamiliar faces, not the usual Main Street working crowd. I didn’t even try it after checking ...
  • From the last week of June until Labor Day I go to work with the fishermen. As a baker, my workday begins as early as I can manage. In late June, just after the summer solstice when my little business starts up for the season — and most ...
  • I was trying to get through frying the morning’s batch of doughnuts for the bakery. The phone man was assembling his gear for the first Field Service Technician call of the day, a day already setting up to look busy. At about 10 past 8:00 ...
  • Harold Owen taught high school English, and theatre with the r before the e, to teenagers. He taught our son to play chess as a small kid, and taught our daughter a bit of piano technique. What matters, though, when it’s all said and done ...
  • Barry was only a hurricane in the technical, 74+ mph wind, sense of the word for a short time. That’s little comfort to anybody living down by the Gulf of Mexico and dealing with torrential rain, power outages, or the postponement of the ...
  • The plan was a trip to Rockland and the Maine State Ferry Service Advisory Board. Any other islander, meaning a board member from any other island, who wished to attend the ferry meeting could get to it by ferry. Not from here ...
  • Saturday the 15th was a day of revelry and merry-making all around this area. I had, in hand, a gift certificate for a ride in the Waco biplane at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. This had been given to me back when I did a ...
  • Well, according to the Bangor Daily News, Anthony Weiner’s sentence is over. Weiner, should anybody want to bother to remember, was the politician who no doubt embarrassed his mother by misbehaving in public. Crude texts with ...
  • Earlier this week I attended a big elections training conference for town clerks and registrars in Augusta. As I approached the Civic Center entrance somebody said, “Hi, Eva.” I didn’t immediately recognize him until he said, “Andy.” ...
  • From Everett, Washington, it’s two stops on Amtrak to Seattle, not much more than an hour. We were just going for the ride, our little gang of travelers including a little boy who likes trains. “I don’t like Thomas anymore,” declared Dhovlen ...
  • As you might have figured out, the deadline for me to turn in the text for this column is several days before you read it, as it obviously takes a while to assemble, print, and distribute a newspaper. If you look into the night sky and gaze ...
  • Recall, just a few days ago as you read this, our delightful little spring snowstorm. As I write, it is Monday morning, looks like full-on January outside, and they’re saying we are to have another round of this Tuesday night. I had supposed ...
  • My friend who is a scientist, and who knows a great deal about many things most of us have never even heard of, didn’t know how to reply when her kids asked what happens to the bales of recyclables piled up at their local municipal ...
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