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Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • The volunteer Knox Clinic, which is dedicated to providing good health care to Knox County residents and surrounding towns based on a patient’s ability to pay, has saved people in the local community over $15 million in prescription drug . . .
  • CIFF Film review — The Elusive Philosopher-Farmer
    I kept waiting to see the literary farmer activist in “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry,” a poignant documentary by director Laura Dunn (Sundance, 2017) that will be shown at the Camden International Film Festival. . . .
  • The death toll on Maine highways this year rose to 104 people by midweek, an increase from 96 fatalities on the same date last year, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. Twenty-two of the 2017 deaths were in August . . .
  • Bernard ‘Blackie’ Langlais — Uncommon Art for the Common Man
    Bernard “Blackie” Langlais got a phone call during the Watergate years from his art dealer telling him kids were throwing rocks at his large outdoor sculpture of Nixon, which was on display at a museum. Known by locals as the guy . . .
  • Courthouse Gets New Copper Topper
    The Knox County Court- house got a new copper cupola this summer, with final touches and solar lights installed this week. The original dome was erected 143 years ago along with a weather vane to see which way the winds . . .
  • Hurricane relief — How to Help Flood Victims Without Getting Burned
    Aid organizations are stepping in with assistance and seeking donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey as the impacts of the storm continue to worsen on the Gulf Coast. Federal officials are predicting that 30,000 people will occupy . . .
  • Artist Linden Frederick — Night Stories: Cozy to Creepy
    Night Stories, a show of 15 oil-on-linen paintings by Linden Frederick and the 15 short stories by literary luminaries like Lily King, Ann Patchett, Louise Erdrich, Andre Dubus III, Luanne Rice, Tess Gerritson and Richard Russo in . . .
  • Changes in Lobster Land
    “Thick as pudding out here,” says Richard Waldron, 77, taking his glasses off and tucking them in the folds of a red plaid shirt sitting on top of a lobster crate in the stern of his 16-foot skiff. He’s pretty disgusted. This morning he was distracted and forgot his coffee thermos. . . .
  • National Public Radio foreign correspondent Anne Garrels was sitting in her Moscow office contemplating the map of Russia on the wall. It was 1993, the Soviet Union had fallen two years earlier and the flash and splash of the new Moscow . . .
  • The Global War on Lobster
    Lobster wars aren’t new. In 2009, lobstermen on the outlying island of Matinicus made international news after taking up arms to defend their fishing grounds, but the real war on lobsters is less of a shoot-em-up-cowboy kind of . . .
  • Maine Home Sales Brisk, Inventory Down, Prices Mostly Up
    The Maine real estate market is hot, with 20 percent fewer homes for sale in the state this year than last, sales prices on the rise in most places, and multiple offers more typical than not. Maine home prices climbed over 5 percent . . .
  • Camden Landowners Meet Maine DOT Over Route 1 Overhaul
    Camden landowners affected by the scheduled rebuilding of 1.54 miles of Route 1 from Camden Hills State Park to the Lincolnville town line met with Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) experts last week at an open forum . . .
  • New Literary Group with Big Plans Takes Ownership of Edna St. Vincent Millay House
    A new literary society inspired by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay has big plans to put Rockland on the national poetry map. Last week, the Millay House committe . . .
  • A Beautiful Equation: From Science Comes Art
    The division between art and science has been going on so long now that we accept it as natural that one belongs to the boring workaday world of progress, the other to vacation trips to Paris and music-filled Saturday nights. . . .
  • Pen Bay and Waldo General Seek Local Input on Consolidating Hospital Control Under MaineHealth
    Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital will seek community input this summer on whether they should hand control of finances and governance to their parent organization, MaineHealth. Dates and locations . . .
  • The Price of Beauty: Maine State Parks broke visitor records last year — and they did it on a starvation budget
    Lisa Herzog was driving up to Moosehead Lake in 1990 when she saw a sign that made her turn the wheel. It led to the shore of Sebec Lake. With a perfect sandy beach at one end and Borestone Mountain framed by . . .
  • David Bromberg’s Big Noise
    That saucy slide guitar riff slips off like a scarf and a sneeze in “O Sharon,” but it’s the note-bending picker himself who can play like his fingers don’t have no bones. David Bromberg, the musician known to make a single guitar . . .
  • Senator George Mitchell in Morocco on Middle East Peace
    George Mitchell, a Waterville native and former U.S. Senator, certainly earned the title of his 2016 book, “The Negotiator.” A Democrat, Mitchell served 15 years in the U.S. Senate, including six as the Senate Majority Leader . . .
  • Camden Landowners Question DOT Over Route 1 Project
    Camden residents with questions about rebuilding Route 1 from the state park to the Lincolnville town line wanted answers from the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) at Tuesday’s . . .
  • A discussion about the rebuilding of Route 1 between Camden Hills State Park in Camden and the Lincoln-ville town line is scheduled for the next Camden Select Board meeting, on May 16. . . .
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