Katy England

Katy England

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:06

Edge Mom: Singleton envy

I'm not a big fan of complaining it accomplishes very little and makes me feel like a whiner. Also, I find a positive outlook is helpful to my mental state (which is fragile on the best days). However, in the interest of perhaps helping people who may have multiple children or even people who have a lot of children (just maybe spaced them out a bit) I thought I'd be honest about something that I'm afflicted with. It's called singleton envy.

I may have touched upon it here and there in past columns, but every once in a while something will hammer the point home about just how weird my situation is.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:44

Criminal Mischief - (03-16-2016)

Man who reportedly assaulted woman in her car, caught by police

BRUNSWICK Maine State Police arrested a Brunswick man on domestic violence charges after an assault along Interstate 295 in South Portland.

Troopers say Derek Zimmerman, 53, assaulted the female victim inside her car while she was traveling north about 8 p.m. on March 9. He then attempted to take the woman's purse and cell phone before fleeing on foot across four lanes of traffic and into nearby woods .

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:37

Sweet signs of spring

Maine Maple Sunday on the way

MAINE The groundhog not only got this one right, he got it right in the best possible way. After a relatively mild winter, Maine is shifting gears from snow to spring, and one of the sweetest signs of the season is Maple Syrup Sunday. This year it falls on March 27, which is also Easter another holiday that invites us to enjoy the sweeter things in life.

'Maine Maple Sunday is a great family event that allows producers to connect with customers and people interested in maple syrup and learning about it,' said Samantha Howard, the agriculture promotions coordinator for the Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry. 'A lot of producers, each year, do something different and special. Some are holding Easter egg hunts or a pancake breakfast. There are samples and goodies that people can buy.'

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:53

Edge Mom: Practice makes better

You don't start out wanting to quit something. I mean, if that were the case, we would all still be crawling it's safer and easier than the balance and coordination needed for bipedal locomotion (er walking. I could just say walking). None of us would talk, use the bathroom correctly or tie our shoes all skills that are learned through painstaking practice. And you learn by falling down all the time.

A few short years ago, our kids couldn't use cups that didn't have covers on them. They couldn't dress themselves. I remember a time, not too long ago, when they couldn't communicate things they wanted in anything other than screams. And even as early as last year, tantrums were the go-to emotion they defaulted to when things weren't going their way.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:55

Time Waster (03-09-2016)

Radius Raid'

'Radius Raid' is an amazingly fun and addictive space-shooter that you will have a hard time tearing yourself away from. This is a game that has an utterly classic feel to it, like 'Space Invaders' or 'Centipede.' You are a simple ship that fires tiny lasers at circles of various colors, sizes and desire to kill you.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:19

Criminal Mischief - (03-09-2016)

Police make arrest in cold case murder of Joyce McLain

EAST MILLINOCKET Maine State Police have arrested a 55-year-old East Millinocket man and charged him in connection with the beating death of 16-year-old Joyce McLain of East Millinocket in the summer of 1980. Charged with murder is Philip Scott Fournier, who was 19 at the time of Joyce's death. He was taken into custody in East Millinocket, driven to the State Police barracks in Bangor, and has been taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:13

Taking care of business 2016

The blooming businesses of the Bangor area

BANGOR/BREWER Bangor is often described as a city in the midst of rebirth. And though it seems a new Renaissance has hit the bricked sidewalks, it's not been a process that happened over night. It has taken the hard work of many dedicated people to keep the momentum going but it's going strong. This is a round-up of some of the new and changing faces in Bangor (and their expansions into the Twin City).

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 15:11

Still Killing the Blues

Editor's Note: We corrected the date to March 26, and apologize for the error.

ROCKLAND Legendary singer-songwriter Chris Smither is returning to Maine to perform at the Strand in Rockland on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., as a part of his ongoing tour. Smither is known for his bluesy folk with roots in Louisiana, where he grew up, but he's no stranger to the North East, living in Boston for a time. He's played at the Strand is has been a guest at Blue Hill's the Left Bank when it was the hotspot of the music scene in Maine.

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 07:04

Criminal Mischief - (03-02-2016)

Meth lab found in Ludlow cabin

LUDLOW For the second time in less than eight months, an Aroostook County couple have been arrested on methamphetamine charges. The arrests came after MDEA agents found the makings of a meth lab inside a remote cabin in Ludlow, just outside Houlton, while conducting a bail check as a result of last year's charges. The young man and woman, along with the woman's mother, now face a new set of meth-related charges.

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 06:52

Glimpses of the future

When you're hanging out with your little kids sometimes really little, sometimes older you get these flashes of insight into what they're going to be like in the distant or not so distant future. Sometimes it's a certain look they get. One that is so adult and clear that you are taken aback by it you can see before you the adult they are going to be, right before they spill their milk all over the dining room table.

Other times it's an attitude or a tone of voice that jet-propels you into exactly what you think the teenage years are going to be. Sometimes it's a casual dismissal of your foolish suggestion.

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