Monthly Archives: December 2010

Polar plungers enjoy New Year’s Eve beach day | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Polar plungers enjoy New Year’s Eve beach day | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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For Colby, the future is powered by biomass | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

For Colby, the future is powered by biomass | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Towing company offers rides to New Year’s Eve partygoers | Bangor Daily News

Towing company offers rides to New Year’s Eve partygoers | Bangor Daily News.

Aroostook State Park endures dip in attendance | Bangor Daily News

Aroostook State Park endures dip in attendance | Bangor Daily News.

Coffeehouse observation No. 247

It seems a bit early, but college students are meandering back to Stockton … and the coffeehouse. (For those of you who do not know, Stockton not only is home to vast home foreclosures, high rates of poverty, crime, and other things not good for you, and the annual Asparagus Festival, but also home to the University of the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College, a California State University, Stanislaus satellite campus, a private law school, and several business and vocational schools. So there are quite a few college students to go around.)

Go to Coffeehouse Observer for more coffeehouse observations.

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Half is cold, half not so much

DownEast.com’s trivia question was kind of fun today.

Where in Maine can you stand halfway between the equator and the North Pole?

Answer

In Perry. In 1888, U.S. Geological Survey employees in Maine, establishing a line of coastal “benchmarks,” placed an additional temporary marker at the point where the 45-degree line of latitude crosses Route 1 in Perry.

Storm dumped as much as 14 inches of snow on Maine | Bangor Daily News

Storm dumped as much as 14 inches of snow on Maine | Bangor Daily News.

6 hurt in Sugarloaf accident; Lift was due for 2011 replacement | Bangor Daily News

6 hurt in Sugarloaf accident; Lift was due for 2011 replacement | Bangor Daily News.

Maine novelist Pelletier to teach at UMaine Fort Kent | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine novelist Pelletier to teach at UMaine Fort Kent | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

F. Lee Bailey makes case for fresh start in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

F. Lee Bailey makes case for fresh start in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Storm spurs emergency declaration | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Storm spurs emergency declaration | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine teen’s bill to ban funeral protests gets attention from controversial church, legislators | Bangor Daily News

Teen’s bill to ban funeral protests gets attention from controversial church, legislators | Bangor Daily News.

Storm brings blizzard conditions, closes services across state | Bangor Daily News

Storm brings blizzard conditions, closes services across state | Bangor Daily News.

Aroostook County native boosts education for NMCC wind power students | Bangor Daily News

Aroostook County native boosts education for NMCC wind power students | Bangor Daily News.

The year Maine went GAGA | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

The year Maine went GAGA | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

The Baldacci Legacy: Economy tempered ambitions | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

The Baldacci Legacy: Economy tempered ambitions | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Penobscot dispatchers deal with Christmas Day crises | Bangor Daily News

Penobscot dispatchers deal with Christmas Day crises | Bangor Daily News.

Blizzard warning issued for most of Maine | Bangor Daily News

Blizzard warning issued for most of Maine | Bangor Daily News.

Snowmobile season is here: Tips to get prepared | Bangor Daily News

Snowmobile season is here: Tips to get prepared | Bangor Daily News.