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  • Published
    August 5, 2021

    Courier-Gazette Editorial: Lobster Appreciation Week is here

    The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal are observing "Lobster Appreciation Week" in the current editions on newsstands. Normally this time of year, we are covering the events of the Maine Lobster Festival and we still wanted to show our support for the industry and the community despite the cancellation due to COVID.

  • Published
    August 4, 2021

    A pivotal time for marketing Maine lobster

    There are marketing boards for almost every agricultural product in the U.S. The larger boards you might be familiar with thanks to memorable national campaigns — like the Dairy Board (Got Milk?), the Pork Board (The Other White Meat) and the Egg Board (The Incredible Egg).

  • Published
    July 16, 2021

    Senate passes budget in education, health, tax policy

    A letter from Senator Dave Miramant.

  • Published
    July 1, 2021

    We lead by doing our part

    A letter from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.

  • Published
    June 17, 2021

    Camden Herald letters to the editor June 24

    The Camden Herald encourages readers to submit letters to the editor. Letters must be 350 words or fewer and may be edited for clarity, space and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer's address and daytime phone number (which will not be published). Email letters to editor@villagesoup.com. Email strongly preferred for letters. Hard copy letters may be rejected.

  • Published
    June 10, 2021

    Shipwreck and gold – Part 2

    Soon after the rescued survivors of General Grant returned to civilization, the irresistible siren-song began about golden treasure just sitting there waiting for whoever was quick enough, bold enough and competent enough to grab it. A series of search and salvage attempts were soon launched. The first happened in March 1868 within two years of the wreck and just months after survivors arrived in New Zealand. The ...

  • Published
    June 10, 2021

    Historical Photo – Monument Square

    This view of Monument Square was taken some time between 1900 and 1920. The Civil War monument was erected in 1898 and moved to Harbor Park in 1968. The Mount Battie House is atop the mountain; the building with the steeple is the Episcopal Church (now High Mountain Hall).

  • Published
    June 10, 2021

    A literary turnaround

    I didn't take advantage of reigniting my love of reading as I hoped to this winter. If you were to visit my home, you'd notice my bookshelves are stuffed to the brim, almost groaning against the weight and quantity of books I collected over time. Northern Vermont University-Johnson should regret the amount of free-for-all books it gave away when updating its library stock. I'm pretty sure a third of them ended up ...

  • Published
    June 10, 2021

    Tomato-fennel soup with cashew sour cream

    Tomato soup is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and this version is just different enough to elevate it to company-worthy status. If you've never pared a fennel bulb before, cut it in quarters (or in eighths if it's a big bulb) from top to bottom and then slice out the core on an angle. Then dice it up. Thinly shaved fennel is also a delicious addition to citrus salads or almost any other dish with tomato. This ...

  • Published
    June 10, 2021

    Gone fishin’

    After 91 years on this earth, my dear dad finally has taken a “trip” he's been talking about for more than a year. No, he didn't go to Italy to see his cousins. Or to Hawaii to see the hula girls. This one didn't involve fishing or casinos. No, this trip was a one-way ticket and no suitcase was required. He died in his sleep June 1. My stepmother passed away more than a year ago, just before the pandemic struck. ...


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