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Intro to fly fishing class offered

November 19, 2015 If you have ever wondered if you might like fly fishing, if you have tried fly fishing and would like to learn to do it the right way, or if you wonder what fly fishing is all about, then you may be... more »»

Get it done, Harrisburg

November 18, 2015 Over the last few months, I, and each of my colleagues, have written stories about the lack of a state budget. more »»

The Duck of Justice

November 14, 2015 Yes, there really is a web-footed waterfowl named the Duck of Justice. He resides in Bangor, Maine. Notice I didn’t say he lives in Bangor, because he hasn’t been alive in a while. He’s stuffed. more »»

Holidays mean different things to different people

November 14, 2015 Years ago someone had the bright idea to change as many of the holidays as practical to occur on a Monday thus creating numerous long weekends. more »»

I don’t hope so

November 14, 2015 A comment on an NPR show caught my ear the other day. A reporter was interviewing an emergency management person about an impending storm in her area. more »»


November 14, 2015 Smokey unZIPped When some people find interesting facts, they share using social media. When the Afterthoughts runs into something like that, it uses good, old-fashioned newsprint. more »»

‘You got a column’

November 14, 2015 You know, I’m really starting to think that our good ol’ managing editor likes our misfortune. No, really. more »»

End of October thoughts

October 31, 2015 Last Sunday we woke up to snow. It was in the forecast so it was not a complete surprise. Up on my hill there was about an inch of snow. more »»

Tonight’s the night

October 31, 2015 I miss the old-fashioned Halloweens, when it was all about little kids and how much they could portray their costumed character . . . all while accumulating a ginormous stash of goodies. more »»


October 31, 2015 It’s Tuesday, I’m sitting at my desk waiting for a phone call and there’s one thing on my mind: Halloween. I love it. I love everything about it. more »»

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Part 2)

October 31, 2015 Domestic Violence is often categorized as another “women’s issue. more »»


October 31, 2015 Arcane knowledge The company you keep can speak volumes about who you are. more »»

My thumb hurts

October 17, 2015 Disclaimer: Almost no humans were harmed in the making of this story. My thumb hurts. Months ago, I received a phone call with a strange reques. more »»

Delving into history

October 17, 2015 On a cool damp morning we twisted and turned as we made our way through the Allegheny National Forest. The trees were showing a bit of color, but they were by no means at their peak. more »»

The meaning of life?

October 17, 2015 That’s a question people have asked as long as people have been asking questions. It’s time for an answer and here it is. The meaning of life is to be born in simplicity in a small town. more »»

It’s Orange Season

October 17, 2015 We’re only halfway through pumpkin month and I’m already sick of the round, orange squashes. Pumpkin color, pumpkin flavor, pumpkin aroma – it’s everywhere – there’s no escaping the ubiquitous gour. more »»

Be informed

October 17, 2015 I’m one of those horrible people who tends to get their news from non-traditional markets. “Kiley! You work for a newspaper! What are you doing?! You’re ruining everything!” Etc. etc. etc. more »»

‘I side with...’

October 16, 2015 “I just took the 2016 Presidential election quiz and found that I side most with ...” Not the person I would vote for today. It is interesting. Give it a try. I went with isidewith. more »»

Need it or want it

October 3, 2015 Have you ever spent time with friends, a dinner, an all-day adventure, a weekend? When we gather with our circle of friends, we find that certain themes tend to emerge. more »»

Event triggers memories

October 3, 2015 Our family has always been interested in nature. I have fond memories of watching several of the eclipses that have taken place in my lifetime with my family and with my student. more »»



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