Courtesy of Bangor Daily News, the Maine Foliage Report for October 1 2015:
Is this what climate change looks like? Not necessarily. This could just be an abnormal year for Maine — and it certainly is abnormal. Past foliage reports from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which are available from 2011-2014 […]
For years now, there have been people who don’t like the fact that immigrants from Somalia have settled in Lewiston, Maine. Some of the people who don’t like Somalis have been claiming that since the arrival of Somali immigrants in Lewiston in 2001, the crime rate has gone up.
But this is just not true. […]
Colorado Rep. Lois Landgraff shared this thought yesterday:
I’m confused. Is it better when angels do it?
the Escambia County Sheriff’s office has announced that it has been overtaken by the power of ritual itself. David Morgan has declared that, for a special ritually-established 24-hour period early next week, police services will be severely restricted. […]
Route 1, Waldoboro, Maine.
In the news: Feagin County Sheriff Paul Cousins announced that under his orders, police officers will begin issuing tickets against all citizens who drive motor vehicles in his jurisdiction. A member of the Amish religious community, Cousins explained that he felt driving a car would be sinful, and he would not allow sin to prevail […]
Kim Davis claims that it isn’t just her opinion that makes same-sex marriages invalid. She says that, in denying marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, she is operating under “God’s authority”. Never mind that little old thing they call the law. […]
It was apparent in 2009 that almost all of the money used to oppose marriage equality in a Maine ballot initiative in Maine that year came from outside the state. 86.4% of the $1,193,323.83 raised by Stand for Marriage Maine in the 3rd Quarter of 2009 came from just four sources:
1. The Knights of […]
Since I moved to Maine six years ago, I’ve heard a fair number of people tell the story that Somali immigrants have turned Lewiston into the most crime-ridden city in Maine. Two years ago, I decided to stop listening to stories and start looking at actual crime statistics. The truth is that the city of […]
In the wake of the little-heralded acknowledgement by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan that a local murder wasn’t some kind Wiccan ritual after all, it might be tempting for Sheriff Morgan to back down in general from his demonization of Wiccans. Such an approach would be kind, considerate, and fact-based. It won’t put Sheriff Morgan […]
Journalism needs to develop some rituals procedures of its own. Prime among them must be the practice of staying around after opening a story with an explosive article to report what actually happens in the aftermath of the blast. […]