Daily Archives: December 17, 2009

The funniest thing I may have written today …

The funniest thing I may have written today may be a reply to former co-worker’s FaceBook thread about police scanner traffic he overheard about a man with a knife chasing a pomeranian.

I recalled other scanner traffic a couple of years ago in which animal control officers were being dispatched to deal with “rogue Chihuahuas.” Today I wrote: “And does this mean you don’t bring a Pom to a knife fight? … Drop the knife or I’ll send in the pomeranian!”

Listening to the crazy calls on the police scanner may be one of the best parts of working in a newsroom.

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Rural Maine broadband access to grow – Bangor Daily News

Rural Maine broadband access to grow – Bangor Daily News.

USM notes breakthrough on cancer, toxin | Portland Press Herald

USM notes breakthrough on cancer, toxin | Portland Press Herald.

Just say cheese … photos are welcome!

I posted the following a bit ago, but received no response, so I thought I would try again.

If you have a photo that was taken in Maine, New England or is related in some way to Maine or New England, please feel free to e-mail to me an electronic version and I will post it here. That includes photos of Mainers visiting those of us “from away” or those of us “from away” visiting home.

WordPress allows images in jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, ppt, odt, pptx and docx, although I am most comfortable dealing with jpgs and jpeg.

Be sure to send information about the photo such as when and where it was taken, who or what is in the image, a story about how and why the photo was taken … that sort of thing. I will most likely include the story, and if I know people or places in the photo or something about the location, I may add a comment, too.

With a little luck, I hope to post a few photos a week to add a little eye-candy.

Sites picked for pioneering wind test | Portland Press Herald

I meant to update this earlier, but was distracted by the job hunt. This is a positive step, I think, to using wind energy to lessen out dependency on fossil fuels.

Sites picked for pioneering wind test | Portland Press Herald.