Opinion

2 weeks ago

Welcoming and protecting pollinators

To celebrate pollinator month this June, we wanted to focus on what we can do to support pollinator health in our own backyards. While the poster children of pollinators, butterflies and bees, will appreciate it, so will the many other pollinators, including wasps, flies and bats. 

2 weeks ago

The mill workers

Settlers in New England harnessed the power of river rapids by building earthen dams. They used that power to operate mills. These mills dotted the landscape and provided employment for local people. 

2 weeks ago

In praise of UMPI’s growth

To the editor:
I am writing to congratulate the University of Maine at Presque Isle for graduating its largest class ever last month.

2 weeks ago

King George’s broad arrow

Have you ever heard of something being referred to as a historic artifact?  The loose definition of a historic artifact is a tool or object that is of historic interest or importance. These might include antiques such as hand-made farming implements, pottery, weapons and jewelry.

1 month ago

Inflammation d’poumons

Pauvre Mme Constance Castonguay. É’tais malade. É’tais lamenteuse a part de ça, même quand é’tais pas malade. Imagine toué asteur comme a s’lamentais quand é’tais vraiment malade. Des hurlements quissement ‘a journée longue, qu’ont dit les voisins.

1 month ago

Family folklore

Folklore is tales passed down without any empirical evidence to support them. Fact is what historians and genealogists seek.