Well said, the house rocks when filled to capacity. Despite the loss it was lots of fun!
It appears that the Pirates organization is making a one year commitment to play in Lewiston. I believe that during the coming months the Pirates and the CCCC board could resolve their issues and have the Pirates return to Portland. For the LA community that would be like going through an adoption only to lose the baby a year later. Although I realize that for the Pirated, it makes more sense to play in a building with a seating capacity of 6700 and change rather than in a building with a seating capacity of 3700 and change. That said, I do wish the Pirated success with their stay at the Colisée. Hopefully the community will support them and make their decision for next season a difficult one!
I do not care either way but why not get it right the first time around. Years ago the legislator passed a helmet law just to repeal it a few years later. Then they vote to legalize fireworks just to now consider repealing it. When fireworks were legalized, a number of individuals invested a considerable of time and money to get into retail fireworks sales and now the legislature is considering saying - too bad you are out of business. There are much more serious problems at the state level, why not spend the time trying to solve the state's financial crisis and get with the program. I guess it really doesn't matter since the governor isn't about to sign any bill until they take care of the hospital debt. Oh yes, fireworks are much more important. How about addressing the use of cell phones while driving since the use is responsible for killing innocent children and adults on an annual basis. But that would affect the legislators more than anyone else so don't even let it get out of committee. Focus on fireworks instead!
Why the secrecy! Why did the mother not allow the superintendent of his school comment... Why sneak out of the hospital and not face the press and the national media to answer their questions and why not graciously accept the gift from Mr. Searles who waited 3 hours outside the hospital tp deliver it? That is the least the family could have done since so many folks took time from their schedule to look for the missing skier! I don't get it.
Let's see, adding three months to two life sentences must really have driven the point home. This is a prime example that our judicial system has gone of the deep end. Our courts are backed up with cases and time is wasted on a case with no possible strong arm results. Waterman must have been laughing at the system all the way to the court and back to Warren. He succeeded in wasting court and personnel time knowing that the system cannot make his sentence any worst.
Story states that the vehicle was a blue Smart car. There can't be many blue Smart cars registered in Maine. Maine does not have a new Smart car dealer. Donavan Motors in Greene is probable the used card dealer who sells the most Smart cars in this area and has sold a few blue Smart cars. I would think that once the sheriff department checks the motor vehicle records they will narrow their search to just a few potential owners. Should be a relatively easy investigation. It is hard to believe that someone would knowingly strike a teenage with a vehicle and drive off. That is unless the guilty driver was probably unlicensed or intoxicated.
I can't believe Selectman Eichorn actually made the statements he was quoted in the article. “To be perfectly frank, it's not 1980 anymore," Eichorn said. "There was a time when the academy was far more involved with the town. Town programs would use their ball field." He said there was a time when losing access to the campus would have been difficult for the town, but not anymore.
He said that in his 10 years living in Hebron, he hasn't seen much contact between the school and the town.
“At this stage, other than the open skating during a few months in the winter, I don't know of any other circumstance in which the residents of the town of Hebron in general are welcome on the Hebron Academy campus,” Eichorn said.
These statements can't really come out of the mouth of an educated person. This sounds like the sentiments of an individual who might be a transplant from out of state who has come to Maine for a better life style but is out to set us all straight as to how things should really be. Hebron Academy was here long before you arrived in the picture. It has had significant impact on our communities as well as its youth. Shame on you Mr. Eichorn!
BTW, your final test results are a total insult to the Jilsons who pride themselves on making grade A maple syrup. What ever happened to "buy local"?
Oh come on be realistic! Obviously if all you knew growing up was artificially colored flavored corn syrup that would be good enough. There is absolutely no comparison between corn syrup and maple syrup. It is like asking a non beer drinker to compare Coors light to a Gritty's Black Fly Stout.
A better test would be to compare the maples syrups from different producers as well as from different regions to determine which produces the best maple syrup. I think that Denny's has the best corn syrup!
I'm certainly not in favor of allowing illegal immigrants in this country but this is an entirely unique situation. These folks were allowed to remain here albeit on a temporary basis by our system. They became productive members of the community who contributed to it. They did not bleed the system. After 10 years, they have set up a business and worked long days, have given birth to two American born children who are now established in our schools and now US immigration says you don't belong here and you must return to a country which is known to be unsafe for anyone. If Immigration didn't want them here, they should haver been sent back 10 years ago. It is obvious that common sense does not exist in our US Department of Immigration.