Goodbye winter, farewell eagles

Goodbye winter, farewell eagles

  Winter’s over or just about and there is a lot I won’t miss – like putting on all the winter duds – coat, hat, boots, gloves – before even going outside, for example. Or those cold winds whipping snow against the house, filling the driveway and walkways with the...

Save our Maine local rights!

Nothing makes me madder than someone trying to take away one of our basic rights. A legislator from Hancock County, a state senator no less, wants to take away local control from Maine towns. State Senator Tom Saviello of Franklin is trying to have the Maine...
Part 2 – You be the judge!

Part 2 – You be the judge!

  If you read last week’s blog then you know that our town may open up formerly protected areas within 75’ of streams for single family homes andsmaller structures such as decks. This will be left open to voters. This all began when the Planning Board considered...
You be the judge!  part 1

You be the judge! part 1

Here’s the problem: Our conservation commission urged a change in the Shoreland Zoning a few years ago. This change would apply the same 75’ setback from any body of water, including streams not defined by the Maine DEP, as streams such as water flows usually 1-2’...
Lose power much?

Lose power much?

  Lose power much? We seem to lose power a lot more here than when we lived in upstate New York.  We seem to have lost power routinely several times a year since we moved here nearly 20 years ago. Twice I remember losing power in upstate NY during the 30 years we...