Category Archives: Opinion

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!

Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for me. Being a great guy, […]

Question 3 on November’s ballot is pretty clear. The actual law raises questions.

I will admit that I have a hard time reading legal jargon, and proposed laws. Question 3 that will be on Maine’s ballot this November is written pretty clearly, and I have read it a few times. I admit that what it does say tends to get lost in translation for me in a few […]

God bless the first responders

I moved to Stetson, a small town a few miles out of Newport, Maine back in 2009. One of my first thoughts was that I would study to become an EMT, and join my small town’s volunteer fire department. Then a young girl, wearing a helmet but going very fast, screamed by me on an […]

How to change a tire (humor)

Doug Alley

You are driving down the road. You hear a popping sound, and your vehicle begins to behave like it is being buffeted by heavy winds. It takes a moment for you to process things before you realize you have a flat tire. The important thing is, you have NOT lost controlled and crashed! That is […]

Gooey blob in the middle of the road identified as Stetson man who melted (Humor)

Doug Alley

Stetson authorities called in scientists from around the world to help them identify a large gooey puddle that was found in the middle of the road early Wednesday morning. A local resident was walking along, seeking a “Cleary” that had popped up on his “Pok√©mon Go” app when he slipped in something in the street. […]

Guns…Laws…Logic

There has been another horrible shooting. This time in Florida. The “Gun Nuts” are blaming Islamic terrorists. The “Gun Grabbers” are blaming The NRA. Am I the only person blaming a crazy guy with a gun? Because it feels like I am. One thing is certain. If I had to choose a side, I would […]

Microsoft phone scam alert.

Hey folks! I got a call today from somebody with an accent that indicated he did not grow up in America with English-speaking parents. He told me he was from Microsoft, and was calling me about my Windows account. He seemed to have some difficulty hearing me, as he kept saying “Hello? Hello, are you […]

A gorilla is dead, but a child is alive.

By now we have all heard about the tragic incident at the Cincinnati Zoo, where a four-year old boy managed to slip past his parents, and into a gorilla enclosure, leading to an encounter with the gorilla that left the gorilla dead, and the boy injured. There has been a lot of mud-slinging back and […]

Deadly predators have been in Maine woods all month!

Spring is here in Maine, and people are flocking to the woods. Folks are hiking, biking, riding ATV’s …EVEN HUNTING! Wait…HUNTING??? I thought that was only in November? Sorry folks! The first Saturday in May started Maine’s Spring Turkey Hunt, and despite all the scare tactics used by non hunters, you have been sharing the […]

The alleged drunk driver who allegedly drove through my apple tree (Or how I spent my Sunday evening)

  Last evening, May 15 2016, my family and I arrived home to discover that a bale of hay that had been delivered, was dropped off in the wrong place. So my son and I decided to move it to where it belonged. My wife snapped a few pics, as we decided the ordeal would […]