DEAR SUN SPOTS: Where are husband and wife Lindsey and Clay on Channel 6 News?

Has the lottery been moved to another building in Augusta? I went by a few months ago and the building looked empty.

Can you and the rest of Sun Spots Nation help me find an easy recipe for baked haddock?

Thank you for all you do. You’re amazing with all your knowledge and you help a lot of people. I read you first, before I go through the rest of the paper. — Alice, Bowdoin

ANSWER: So many questions! It’s readers like you who keep me on my toes.

This past winter, Lindsey Mills and Clay Gordon, along with their little guy, Giroux, moved to Columbus, Ohio, where they are working together at one of WCSH’s sister stations. I’m sure they’re bringing as much sunshine and humor to the folks watching there as they brought to us here in Maine.


The Maine Lottery Headquarters in Augusta is near Capitol Park at 19 Union St. on the third floor. My understanding is that you must have an appointment to process claims over $600. The phone number is 287-3721. The mailing address is Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, 8 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0008.

Lastly, here is my favorite baked haddock recipe that I have made hundreds of times. If readers have other ways to make baked haddock, I’d love to add the recipes to the collection.

Judy’s Baked Haddock: Place 1 pound fresh haddock fillets seasoned with salt and pepper in a buttered baking dish. Pour enough milk into the dish to come up to the top of the fillets. Crush one sleeve of Townhouse (my preference) or Ritz crackers and top the fish with the crumbs. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, most of the liquid has cooked away, and the fish flakes with a fork. This makes 2-3 servings.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Wasson’s Grove was not in New Gloucester on Route 4. New Gloucester is on Routes 4 and 100, but these routes divide in Gray. Wasson’s Grove was on Route 100 (Portland Road) in Falmouth and is now the location of Jennz Petz. Going from Gray, Route 100 goes through Cumberland to Falmouth and then Portland.

After entering Falmouth, Wasson’s Grove was at the top of the hill. I remember going there in the late 1940s and after. They had great hamburgers and other great food as well. They also had a big parking lot and a small playground out back. — Bruce, New Gloucester

ANSWER: I’m amazed at how many letters have come in about Wasson’s Grove! The above note does a good job of explaining the location of this old drive-in, in case readers still had doubts!

By the way, my son and I recently went to Harmon’s Lunch on Route 100 (144 Gray Road) in Falmouth, supposedly an off-shoot of Wasson’s. We tried the cheeseburgers with smothered onions plus a side order of crispy onion rings and it was all delish! Most important, this hole-in-the-wall reminded me of places our family went to when I was a kid. I’ll be going back, for sure.

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