Opinion

1 day ago

Thanks to Industrial Council

To the editor:

Having been on the [Presque Isle] Industrial Council for a few years, two of which were as chairperson of the board, I thought I would make a comment on the current news items.

1 day ago

Irish ties

I was recently asked about researching Irish ancestors in the “old country.”  With St. Patrick’s Day approaching in March, perhaps it’s a good time to offer advice about this. 

1 day ago

How John Allen helped shape Maysville

According to an 1895 local newspaper article, “No full write-up of Aroostook County would be complete without some mention of the late John Allen. He came from Franklin County to Aroostook in 1839.

1 day ago

The winter life of trees

Bears, as most schoolchildren know, hibernate during the winter. Some animals slow down, while others strategize eating and sleeping patterns. Many birds fly south; perennials hunker down, annuals wither and die.

2 weeks ago

La confesse

Allez vous a confesse a tous les premiérs vendredi du mois vous autres quand vous étiez dans la petite école? Nous autres a Grand isle les soeurs nous marchais de Lincoln School tous drette a l’église a l’autre bôre du ch’min.

2 weeks ago

Origins of Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches wives and sweethearts are awaiting flowers, candy or other gifts. It was different for our great-grandparents. They may have gotten a card or nothing at all. 

2 weeks ago

Appreciates LUPC process

To the editor:
I’m writing to express my deep appreciation to the Land Use Planning Commission staff for diligently wading through a (Pickett) mountain of data, expert and public testimony, exhibits and evidence.

3 weeks ago

Opposes mine proposal

To the editor:
I am writing in complete opposition to the proposed rezoning of Pickett Mountain. For the small number of jobs this will create versus the impact and potential harm this will have to both the ecology of the area and tourism, it simply is not worth it.