June 21 – 27, 2019Vol. 21, No. 3

The Kennebec River flows behind Water Street ion downtown Skowhegan. The Old Mill Pub, a grain mill turned into a restaurant, is in the brick building on the left. More . . .

Cover Story

Let's Meet On Water Street

Let's meet on Water Street. Let's meet in downtown Skowhegan or Augusta or Waterville or any of the other cities, towns and villages in the area where water is within sight (that would be all of them) and was the essential source of transportation, power, commercial success and establishment of communities. More . . .


Belgrade/Rome Food Pantry

Summer is here, and the Belgrade/Rome Food Pantry is busy supplying food and household items to its many clients. Located at the North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Road, we are open every Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Any resident of Belgrade or Rome who feels the need is encouraged to visit. More . . .


Surviving the Third Reich

Most of us have read the classic Diary of Anne Frank as preserved by her father. Such a young life of hope and sensitivity lost just a few days before her concentration camp was liberated. So, too, this almost happened to a very youthful Emil Landau who barely survived and then lived a long life and retired to Damariscotta in 1991. His neighbor David Swanson in Walpole, Maine, decided to record the complicated events in this short, 93-page book, Emil Landau Surviving the Third Reich. More . . .

Museums &

Our Stories Have to Be Told

The latest exhibit at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will feature a collection of the artifacts that have been donated or loaned to the HHRC over the years and compiled in a way that tells the story of the years leading up to the Holocaust through liberation. Our Stories Have to Be Told: HHRC Artifacts from the Holocaust opened on Wednesday, June 5, and will run through September 13. More . . .

Take It

Fishing Heating Up

This has been a busy week with a bit of rain and a bit of wind, unfortunately usually at the same time. Fishing in a light rain is often productive and fun if you are dressed properly. The light noise of the rain hitting the water masks boat noises, makes it a bit darker underwater, and knocks insects into the water, which can bring small fish up to the surface to feed, followed by the big fish looking for the small fish. More . . .