New outdoor recreation plan needs your review and comments

The state’s new outdoor recreation plan is comprehensive and very interesting. The plan covers everything including hunting, fishing, and winter recreation. If you enjoy the great Maine outdoors, you should read the plan, and comment on it. Comments must be submitted by November 22. Here’s the state’s announcement, with a link to the plan. AUGUSTA, […]

This amazing novel is set in Istanbul

I don’t know why I haven’t heard of Agnes Bushell, an exceptional author who lives in Portland, but when I read Dana Wilde’s Kennebec Journal review of Bushell’s novel Asian Vespers, I quickly got a copy of and found it to be fascinating. And here is the really good news. I can now look forward […]

Interesting stories about railroads

High Green by Herbert Cleaves, published by North Country Press, is a very interesting story about an Irish-American’s love for and experiences with a railroad in northern Maine. It’s a work of historical fiction, but it sure does seem like a true story. John Hanahan’s dad owned the railroad, but John’s plan to drive trains […]