Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
Alice Persons is a poet from Westbrook and a founding editor of Moon Pie Press, which has just released its 71st volume of poetry. In her poem for this week, “Stealing Lilacs,” she suggests that some thefts can be forgiven.
FARMINGTON – The members of the Farmington Grange recently voted to offer new producers two days free use of their commercial kitchen to help with start up costs, with a $50 deposit. The members feel that a new producer would need a session or two to develop a routine to figure out how best to [...]
STRONG – The Strong eighth-grade class would like to invite you to be a part of a very special memory-in-the-making! While on their class trip, they will be visiting the Maine Children’s Cancer Program and donating copies of local author Karen Calloway’s book, After The Rain. Children from our area and throughout Maine with a [...]
LIVERMORE FALLS – As the town celebrates its past during the annual History Night on Friday, May 24, the Western Maine Family Health Center is looking to the future. The Livermore Falls practice recently moved into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art medical facility and is holding an open house during the event. The public is invited [...]
AUGUSTA – Erwin Keith “Skip” Kratzer, Jr., 71, of Temple, died on Friday afternoon, May 17, 2013 at the Togus VA Hospital following a short illness. He was born Feb. 3, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii, a son of Erwin Keith and Irene Duarte Kratzer, Sr. He attended Missouri schools, was a veteran and on March [...]
The trouble with tax reform is that almost everybody not named Warren Buffett believes it should result in their personal tax bill going down. Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is one of the few human beings who seems to grasp the concept that any rational plan for tax reform is going to result [...]
CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With cool temperatures and overcast skies providing ideal conditions for runners, Eric Rudolph, 29, of Ellsworth, won the 31st Annual Sugarloaf Marathon this morning in 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 26 seconds. Nicole Santos, 25, of West Lebanon, N.H. took home the title in the women’s division, with a time of 2:55:41. [...]