I just squeaked back to the island on Monday afternoon, on the last flight, sunset color in the sky by 4:00PM, and one hell of a mess threatening for the morning. There would be no flying the next day, and no boats either. The days after that were, according to the weathermen, questionable. A lot of people left the island Monday, to assure a Thursday Thanksgiving wherever they were headed. Many were hopeful that they might get a deer as well.
Eric was home from Bethel, and Emily from Exeter,
Deadline looms: According to a Nov. 29 posting by Thomas Cushing Munjoy, the mysterious masked marauder of the Maine media, the Seattle Times Co. has until Dec. 27 to complete a deal to sell the Blethen Maine Newspapers to Maine
Bad forecast: The Forecaster chain of weekly papers will be one edition smaller after this week.
The parent Lewiston Sun Journal has pulled the plug on the Forecaster’s Lewiston-Auburn edition, but the move probably
Vic Firth has built the largest drumstick empire on the planet.
Maine's two largest ski resorts, Sunday River and Sugarloaf, get makeovers.
This weekend I had the good fortune to spend four days in Deer Isle, Maine at Haystack Mountain School of Craft. While their summer program draws from a national and international clientele, the Open Door session held each Columbus Day weekend is for Maine residents only. Nearly 100 folks from around the state devote themselves to a long weekend of making glass, clay, fiber, paper, metal, wood or writing.
The participants come from around the state and it is always refreshing for me to get
Year-round life on this island isn't relaxing when the economy's like this, and perhaps the neighbors have a lot to say, but some of us like it here just the same.
I haven't written as often as perhaps I should have lately. I've been tearing around off-island being the parent of two high schoolers (one in Bethel, Maine, one in southern New Hampshire,) and an amateur blacksmith, a Common Ground Country Fair volunteer, an EMT with meetings and training to attend (though the biggest part of
Dis-Associated: The tension between Maine’s major daily newspapers and the Associated Press is mounting. According to an informed source in the industry, the Portland
Been on the job too long: WGME-TV in Portland may be offering buyouts to longtime staffers. According to a knowledgeable source outside the station, Channel 13 is offering early retirement deals to employees who joined the station before Dec. 31, 1999.
News director Robb Atkinson