Sign In:


A.M. Sheehan has been in the news business for 40 years, including time as an editor at the Chatham Courier in N.Y., Kitchenware News, Beachcomber and Dover Community News in N.H., and the Summerville Journal Scene, Georgetown Times, Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlet in S.C. In Maine she has been an editor for the Advertiser Democrat, Bethel Citizen, Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser, and is currently managing editor for the Sun Journal's group of western Maine weeklies. She is a former journalist of the year in Maine, a Pulitzer finalist and winner of the Michael Kelley Award, the Polk Award and the Casey Medal Award. A.M. enjoys reading, theater, cooking and gardening.

Latest
  • Published
    February 29, 2024

    Historical society seeks two part-time interns

    LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society is offering two $3,000 part-time summer internships to qualified college students or recent high school graduates with matriculation plans for Fall of 2024. The internship is for eight weeks beginning June 11, although that date is flexible. Hours of work are Tuesday & Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

  • Published
    February 29, 2024

    Age-Friendly Community

    The Age Friendly Community “Walk the Gym” program has seen about 50 people turn out at least once this winter season to stretch their legs and visit with others at the Gould Academy Field House. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 2 p.m., but will take off March 5 and 7 and resume […]

  • Published
    February 29, 2024

    What I’ve Learned

    I enjoy Herald Tribune crosswords. They are difficult, and I often wished there was a way to check an entry without accidentally seeing nearby answers. (Don’t judge me.) For example, maybe I wrote cape, but realized it could also be cane. One day, I made a surprising discovery. If I stare at the design of […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Gardening webinars offered

    ORONO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a series of gardening webinars that will offer information, practical knowledge and insights for gardeners of all levels. The webinars will focus on the backyard growing of food in Maine, including cranberries, blueberries, and potatoes, and will feature expert speakers from UMaine Extension. The first […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Backyard Reflections:  Squirrels that fly!

    During the winter months after the cardinals’ feast at dusk flying squirrels use to materialize like magic gliding through the pines. If the foxes were about, they stayed treed and quite invisible. On fox nights I used to put out more seed and stand at the door with my flashlight until I noticed a slight […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    RSU 16 SOM

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Our neighbors do us proud

    To the Editor:Thank you to Lee Dassler and Janet Allen who both represented our community to the state and to the nation recently! Snowshoes and the Snowshoe Festival were highlighted on Maine Calling on public radio Saturday, Feb 9, and then, to my delight, Janet Allen, our very own librarian at Oxford Hills Middle School […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Elementary SOM

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    CMCC offers Fiber Optic Tech training

    AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) is partnering with area employers and service providers to recruit candidates interested in completing their 120-hour Fiber Optic Technician Certification. An Information Session will be held on February 20, 2024 at 4 pm. With classes running Monday – Friday from […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Children enter oratorical contest

    AREA — The Tri-Town Optimist Club, which serves the towns of Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls, held their annual Oratorical Contest on Feb. 13. The topic was “How to Change the World with Optimism”. Teachers Bronson Stinnett and Ell Fanus helped students prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech that was presented to a packed […]