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    February 24, 2020

    In a Word: From grunts to MacBeth and beyond

    Words are wonderful. Each can be a world of its own, carrying great significance, multiple (sometimes conflicting) meanings and fascinating lineage. Their use – sometimes a single word – can prompt a spectrum of emotions from anger to mirth to confusion. Confusion and language have gone hand and in hand from the first grunt uttered […]

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    February 23, 2020

    Lewiston-Auburn Flashback: Elephants on Pine Street

    Flashback is a regular Monday feature highlighting life in the past in the Lewiston-Auburn area. If you have more information about today’s image, share it on the Lewiston Public Library’s website at tinyurl.com/LPLarchive.  

  • Published
    February 23, 2020

    Linda Noddin’s simple white chocolate cake

    Ingredients: 6 ounces white chocolate chopped 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter chopped 2 2/3 cups caster sugar (superfine) 1 1/2 cups milk 2 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup self-rising flour 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs (room temp) Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine white chocolate, butter, sugar and milk in a […]

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    February 23, 2020

    Eats: Baker Linda Noddin of Lisbon rides the wedding wave

    Birch bark wedding cakes, black wedding cakes, cheese cakes and even panna cotta are among the requests she’s creating as couples go for unique offerings.

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Whoops: Turner ‘accidentally’ outlawed on-site alcohol sales in 1991

    The state will honor the existing liquor licenses until town residents can vote in a referendum allowing the on-site sale and consumption of alcohol on all days but Sunday and one to allow it on Sundays.

  • Published
    February 19, 2020

    Poland board rejects request to ban ATVs on town land

    The Bog Hooters ATV Club is allowed to use old railroad bed for two years.

  • Published
    February 18, 2020

    Poland Select Board endorses 24/7 patrols, adding water, sewer lines

    The total cost of the three proposals is up to $3.03 million.

  • Published
    February 16, 2020

    Seasonal breakdown of 2019’s weather highlights

    WINTER Maine’s winter of 2019 was low on drama. Snow, sleet and rain punctuated the three-month period January to March, but no one storm was extraordinary. All that precipitation made January the wettest since 1999 with 5.53 inches of all varieties. The winter months also saw some notable warming, with Jan. 1 and 24 both […]

  • Published
    February 16, 2020

    2019 record breakers

     The following records were broken in Portland in 2019 for the specific day noted: January No records set or tied February Feb. 5: 62 degrees — warmest high temperature Feb. 5: 46 degrees — warmest average temperature Feb. 8: 40 degrees — warmest average temperature Feb. 13: 6 degrees — smallest temperature range March […]

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    February 16, 2020

    July heat, October wind highlight Maine’s 2019 weather

    “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin, art patron, watercolorist, prominent social thinker and philanthropist of the Victorian era, wrote these words decades ago and his observation still holds true today. Anyone […]

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