I had always planned to donate my body to science but jumping into the Atlantic Ocean on January 2nd was not how I envisioned it happening. There I stood in any case on the appointed day last week, ready to do NRCM’s “Polar Plunge” to kick off our 50th anniversary year and raise money for Read More
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There are three little words that are eliciting a variety of responses around the NRCM office these days… “Polar”… “Bear”… “Plunge.” That’s right, as we began planning ways to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year, we thought, what better way to dive into the festivities than a brisk romp in the Atlantic Ocean? We have Read More
On Friday a few co-workers and I got together and participated in the Keep ME Warm program that Gov. Baldacci has created. I must say the participation in this was a team effort. Beth started the ball rolling. She had previous obligations and wasn’t able to winterize the homes but she pulled together all the materials and Read More
I was sitting in my office this morning, watching the birds that continue to feed at my new bird feeder outside my window, and I wasn’t really paying close attention, as I know the “usuals” who visit my feeder now – some sparrows and mostly 2-3 chickadees who visit on and off throughout the day. Read More
Welcome to the Plum Creek finish line. While we haven’t quite reached the end of the road yet, I think we can see it from here. At the moment I’m in the hearing room at the Bangor Ramada Inn. Just in front of me a row of Plum Creek attorneys are nodding and bobbing there heads as Read More
After three and a half years of public hearings, written comments and hours of testimony, the Plum Creek process reached the decisive moment today – the LURC Commission tentatively voted to approve Plum Creek’s plan for 2,000 house lots including two resorts surrounding Moosehead Lake. Maine people can take great pride in the number of Read More
In advance of Maine’s winter winds blowing through our 200-year-old house, and blowing a hole through our budget, my wife and I decided to have an energy audit done on the house. We had already purchased our annual allotment of heating oil, but we bought less than usual, figuring that we would undertake some of Read More
Wanting to exercise but not walk this spring, I purchased a bike. Looking for a safe place to ride in peace and away from traffic, I found the section the ET trail between Evans Street and Wainwright recreation fields. To my delight as a birder, I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of birds serenading Read More
NRCM staff and members have had the opportunity to work with others to help relocate mussels in the Sebasticook River over the past two weeks. Many of those who volunteered wanted to share their experiences with others and have done so below. We hope that if you volunteered on this project as well that you Read More