Queer Doins Tim Sample Wiscasset Columnist

Local Humorist Surmises Incorrectly That You’d Be Interested in His Cold »

If there’s one thing I’m really good at it’s nothing. Hmm, somehow that didn’t exactly come out the way I’d hoped it would. So, in the interest of dodging a…

Mar 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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LePage and Kasich Are Totally Going to Build a Clubhouse With No Girls or Democrats Allowed, Black Magic, No Erasies »

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine should join a national movement for a constitutional convention in support of a federal balanced budget amendment, said Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday. LePage was buoyed…

Mar 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Local Woman to Fill Out Forms at Entirely Different Desk »

Mechanics Savings Bank announced today the appointment of Sonia Theberge to Business Banking Specialist. In her new role, Theberge is responsible for serving Mechanics Savings Bank’s businesses and developing new…

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Pro Bowlers Exiled to Portland. Advised to Buck Up, Man, and Not Drag Negative Energy in to the Tournament »

PORTLAND — The big rollers are coming to town, courtesy of the Professional Bowlers Association, and Charlie Mitchell is ready for them. “We always knew (Bayside Bowl) was special, but…

Mar 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Readfield Fire Department’s ‘Save the Basement’ Strategy Works Like a Charm »

The occupant of a mobile home and his dog escaped injury Monday morning when fire ripped through the building on Butman Boulevard in Readfield, bringing firefighters from a number of…

Mar 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Good News, Lisbon Parents! While Japanese 3rd-Graders Waste Time With Language, Math, Music, Art, Science, Homemaking, Phys Ed and Civic Values, Yours Learn How to Mill Around in Their Pajamas »

Students in Kathy Dow’s third grade class at Lisbon Community School recently earned the right to have a Stuffed Animal Parade as a result of their good work toward a…

Mar 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
From The Archives

Mayors Decry LePage for Shifting Cost of General Assistance to Taxpayers Instead of Just Getting Money Off the Magic Money Tree »

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AUGUSTA — The mayors of 10 major Maine cities, including Augusta and Waterville, have formed a coalition to push back…

Mar 23 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Governor Applauds Student Program to Build Race Car. Search on for Driver Who Can Turn Left While Texting »

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PARIS — Governor Paul LePage visited a group of middle school students who are engaged in a class project to…

Mar 23 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Mainers Celebrate Franco-American Day by Eating Dinner at 4:15 and Leaving a Seven Percent Tip »

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AUGUSTA, Maine — French music will be playing and French food will be on the menu as Maine’s Franco-American community…

Mar 21 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Local Chamber of Commerce Discovers Membership Is Down to Four Guys Who Print Business Cards and an Amway Salesman »

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FARMINGTON — Two chamber of commerce groups in central Maine are scrambling to redefine their services amid fears they soon…

Mar 19 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Wales Farmer Saddened by the Unsustainability of Sustainable Farming »

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WALES — Tall, lean and clear-eyed, Roger Fortin looks fitter than his 70 years. But sitting at his kitchen table…

Mar 19 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Governor to Give Award for Excellence to a Maine Businessman if He Can Find One and Get Him Up a Tree »

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The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.…

Mar 17 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »
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Maine Attorney General Reminds Taxpayers That Only the IRS Can Actually Make Your Life A Living Hell, So Accept No Substitutes

(AUGUSTA) Tax season may just be getting started, but tax scammers have been hard at work already. The Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have gotten thousands of complaints about one kind…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »
Business mechanics savings bank

Local Woman to Fill Out Forms at Entirely Different Desk

Mechanics Savings Bank announced today the appointment of Sonia Theberge to Business Banking Specialist. In her new role, Theberge is responsible for serving Mechanics Savings Bank’s businesses and developing new business opportunities for the bank. Theberge will…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »
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Rumford Hospital Proudly Announces Slightly Fewer Falls Than the Local Ski Area

RUMFORD — Six months after implementing a new patient fall-prevention program, Rumford Hospital has hit a milestone most hospitals dream of reaching. More than 30 employees, ranging from registered nurses and certified nursing assistants to therapy…

Jan 14 2015 / Read More »
Swampdonkeys, Candlepins, And Such the big lebowski

Pro Bowlers Exiled to Portland. Advised to Buck Up, Man, and Not Drag Negative Energy in to the Tournament

PORTLAND — The big rollers are coming to town, courtesy of the Professional Bowlers Association, and Charlie Mitchell is ready for them. “We always knew (Bayside Bowl) was special, but to have the PBA understand that…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »
Cranky Old Bastids Tim Sample Wiscasset Columnist

Local Humorist Surmises Incorrectly That You’d Be Interested in His Cold

If there’s one thing I’m really good at it’s nothing. Hmm, somehow that didn’t exactly come out the way I’d hoped it would. So, in the interest of dodging a multi-concept, verbal pile-up right here on…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »
Save The Basement readfield maine fire department

Readfield Fire Department’s ‘Save the Basement’ Strategy Works Like a Charm

The occupant of a mobile home and his dog escaped injury Monday morning when fire ripped through the building on Butman Boulevard in Readfield, bringing firefighters from a number of local departments. The blaze was reported…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »
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FANS OF OXFORD PLAINS DRAGWAY SAY THEY CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEASON TO START

OXFORD — If attendance at Sunday’s meeting was any indication, Oxford Plains Dragway is revving up for a spectacular 2015 season. It was standing room only at Oxford’s Anderson Staples American Legion Post 112 on King Street…

Mar 11 2015 / Read More »
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Tween Girl Says She Likes That Song From Glee. No, Not That One. The Other One

ELLSWORTH — Audiences at Ellsworth High School were royally entertained for eight solid hours last Friday by high school and middle school show choirs at the District VI Vocal Jazz Festival. Through song and dance, these…

Mar 7 2015 / Read More »

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