Editorials

2 months ago

Have a resilient new year

The Dec. 18 storm hit all of Maine hard. Roads and bridges washed out, hundreds of thousands lost electricity and heat, many were cut off from towns or services and several people died. The so-called “grinch storm” generated a lot of media coverage and the word on everyone’s lips was “resilient.” 

2 months ago

Get ready for winter driving

Mother Nature unleashes a barrage of challenges this time of year, including wind, snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain and cold temperatures. 

2 months ago

Lithuanian connections

Usually, people consider resolutions as the new year dawns and, sadly, much of the time we fail at them. Perhaps we just set too many or make them too difficult.  

2 months ago

Here’s how the Star City will welcome the eclipse

The City of Presque Isle is currently knee-deep in its preparation for the total solar eclipse which will take place on April 8, 2024.  While solar eclipses take place roughly every 18 months, the likelihood of reappearing in the same place is another 375 years.

2 months ago

How Mary Oak built a career

In the early days of our community, there were a few women who were unique entrepreneurs and, therefore, worth a mention as contributors to our history.  These include Vera Estey, Alice Kimball and Mary Oak.  

3 months ago

How we are killing our downtown trees

We are not talking about taking an ax to a tree; we are talking about actions taken without thought, care or knowledge of what we are doing. Town trees face more physical threats than those in forests to survive, with more air pollution, utility lines and confined growing spaces.

3 months ago

The price of tea

Dec. 16 marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. While the American Revolution didn’t heat up until the events at Lexington and Concord, it was the reaction to a tea tax that led to events which caused the British to punish Boston and eventually the American colonists to rebel.

3 months ago

The holidays at wartime

The holiday season should be one of joyous celebration.  However, there are countries today in the grip of war.  War dramatically changes how the people in these countries view and observe the “normal” holiday traditions.