Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

Carthage wind farm proposal stirs debate | Lewiston Sun Journal

Carthage wind farm proposal stirs debate | Lewiston Sun Journal

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Let’s have a little Revolutionary War trivia, shall we

Everyone knows that there are many old things in New England. So, it should not come as a surprise that the first American warship to fly the “stars and stripes” comes from New England, specifically Kittery, Maine.

Today’s DownEast.com trivia question has a certain I-have-not-yet-begun-to-fight feel to it.

What was the first warship to fly the stars and stripes?

Answer:

The Ranger was launched at Kittery under the command of Captain John Paul Jones on May 10, 1777.

F. Lee Bailey headlines judging panel for Miss Maine 2010 | Bangor Daily News

F. Lee Bailey Headlines Judging Panel for Miss Maine 2010 – Bangor Daily News.

Maine boy, 11, saves his mother | Bangor Daily News

11-year-old saves his mother – Bangor Daily News.

Land deal catches some by surprise | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Land deal catches some by surprise | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Western Maine town to eliminate its police department | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Bethel to eliminate its police department | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Customs may vacate Portland landmark | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Customs may vacate city landmark | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Baggage claim is located on the grass next to the terminal

"Mars Hill Regional Airport" taken by Kelly McInnis. Reprinted with permission.

Here’s a photo shot by Kelly McInnis taken in Mars Hill, Maine. She slugged it “Mars Hill Regional Airport” because of the windsock and what appeared to be a grassy runway nearby. She says it might have been used for crop dusters and such.

Kelly, with whom I graduated from Ashland Community High School in 1980, gave me permission to publish the photo and I thank her very much. I wanted to share it to show off the incredibly blue sky and lush green grass of northern Maine.

Oh, and Kelly’s Maine wit, too. 🙂