Safe to play on?

Safe to play on?

Ever wonder if your children’s playground and sports field have been treated with possible dangerous pesticides?  Most of us know that some synthetic chemical pesticides can be especially harmful to children as well as teens. Maybe you have seen the numbers: almost...
Have a dog pal? Then please help us!

Have a dog pal? Then please help us!

If you are a dog owner, we need your help.  Our streams and river have been tested and retested by FP Environmental Associates, the environmental group working with our town and with the Conservation Commission to find the sources of bacterial contamination in our...
Well, that didn’t work…

Well, that didn’t work…

          For years we thought that we didn’t have to buy organic veggies and fruit since all we had to do before we ate any fruit and veggies was to wash each in soapy water and perhaps peel those we could.         Now researchers have shown that in many cases...
Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Are we killing our pollinating bees and starving our birds? Most of us with lawns and gardens fertilize them when needed – in spring and sometimes in summer – and treat our lawns and gardens for whatever bugs and pests seem to be a problem. Here we have many summer...
Check before you flush!

Check before you flush!

When we lived in the country, our septic system was out of sight, out of mind.  We had moved from being on town sewer where we didn’t have to worry about septic systems to a place in the country with a septic tank that we discovered hadn’t been pumped in a while and a...
Smoke gets in your eyes…

Smoke gets in your eyes…

  Smoke from these fire pits tends to gather and accumulate in those crowded areas, making it difficult for some to breath wood smoke, like cigarette smoke, can be harmful and cause long term health problems.I am not talking about people who heat their homes with...
I’m proud of our town. Here’s why.

I’m proud of our town. Here’s why.

Are you proud of our town? I am. Here’s why. People come from all over the country and all over the world to walk our Marginal Way, enjoy our three mile beach, our shops and restaurants. No wonder we are proud of our little town! Many travel sites have chosen Ogunquit...
Volunteers make a difference on the Marginal Way

Volunteers make a difference on the Marginal Way

  We saw last week what happens when people are proud of our Marginal Way and celebrate their love for this more than a mile walk along our rocky coast by making it even better. Much has changed along that pathway since it was donated to the town in 1925,...
Who knew…we’d be afraid to walk in the woods?

Who knew…we’d be afraid to walk in the woods?

  Who knew? That after years growing up playing in the woods and later hiking mountain trails, we now would avoid the woods like the plague? Having grown up playing in the woods that bordered our country house, I never worried about the woods, its insects or...