Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:27

YetiFoot-Greyman to host corporate summit

ST. POMME DE TERRE – In what should come as no surprise to regular readers of these pages, the cryptid consortium in the small northern Maine hamlet of St. Pomme de Terre are back in the news.

The past couple of years have seen the merger of YetiFoot Industries with OG cryptid-fronted footwear company Greyman Galoshes really thrive, with the combined forces of Bigfoot, the Yeti and the Scottish giant ape-man Am Fear Liath Mor (AKA Greyman) cornering the market on high-end outdoor footwear.

While industry leaders like L.L. Bean and Patagonia can’t be thrilled with the ever-rising popularity of YetiFoot-Greyman, there’s not a single executive out there who won’t admit – however begrudgingly – that they’re actually quite fond of the YF-G leadership.

Published in Biz

BREWER – Earlier this month, area residents watched as the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Thunder Bay and Shackle worked their way up and down the Penobscot River, carving through the ice in an effort to open up the river following a long winter.

According to official spokespeople, the annual operation is executed to help prevent inland flooding; the ice is broken up and allowed to flow downstream. It winds up in the ocean rather than city parking lots and basements when the spring thaw arrives in earnest.

But is that REALLY why they’re doing it?

Published in Style

SEDGWICK – Walter McCormick, 48, of Sedgwick, says a stop at a CVS pharmacy in Augusta in late January inspired him to finally put his affairs in order after the young clerk handed him a receipt of more than 18 feet in length.

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 13:57

WholeScroll takes control

For too long, we who are beholden to streaming services have struggled with the overwhelming degree of choice with which we’ve been presented. Too many options become no options as we find ourselves paralyzed, doing nothing but scrolling through menus for ages before ultimately giving up and watching a particular episode of “The Office” for the fifth time.

The brilliant minds at WholeScroll have developed a way to greatly streamline the streaming experience, an unconventional solution to a nuanced problem.

Published in Tekk

Does music superstar Prince – a noted member of the Jehovah’s Witness faith during the last two decades of his life – continue to proselytize door to door in the Minneapolis-area neighborhood surrounding his Paisley Park estate during his afterlife?

Clem Bacarro, 51, a resident of Audobon St. in Chanhassen, Minnesota, believes that he is.

Published in Buzz

LAGRANGE – More than three decades after experiencing what he calls “a life-altering” moment, 55-year-old Francis Hirsch insists that he is “still rockin’ with Dokken,” referring to the heavy metal band that he saw at Oxford Plains Speedway, in Oxford, Maine, as part of the “Monsters of Rock” tour, on June 25, 1988.

Published in Buzz

BANGOR – Move over Little Free Libraries – there’s a new streetside trend that’s setting the Queen City abuzz.

Inspired by the quaint delights elicited by the tiny lending libraries that have appeared in various Bangor neighborhoods in recent years, a handful of apiary enthusiasts are looking to spread their very specific hobby to the masses.

Published in Livin'

One of the many, many things for which The Maine Edge is renowned is its uncanny ability to get exclusive interviews with literary figures who are notoriously reclusive and/or glacially productive. This publication – specifically its lead literary critic (and the writer of this story) – has managed to get some of the 20th century’s most difficult to pin down authors.

Considering the paucity of in-depth communication with these figures, it seems appropriate that we (I) compile and share some of the highlights of our interviews. As such, we’re (I’m) sharing interviews from previous years with brilliant and famous writers such as Thomas Pynchon, George R.R. Martin and Cormac McCarthy – interviews in which we (I) engaged as an intellectual equal with some true giants of the written word.

Each of these interviews is an achievement in its own right, but together they are a phenomenal feat, combining first-rate investigative skills, literary theoretical brilliance and a poetic pen.

So please, enjoy some of our (my) finest work.

Published in Cover Story

WATERBORO – We live in a world where things change pretty fast. No matter what business you’re in, you have to be flexible and willing to adapt to whatever the marketplace is throwing at you.

It’s as true in the craft beer world as anywhere else.

Published in Style
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:48

Where the beer flows like water

BANGOR – Some Bangor residents are getting an unexpected surprise when they turn on their taps.

Reports have been circulating that a few residential pockets in the city have been turning on their faucets, only to discover that instead of water, their pipes are gushing with delicious, delicious beer.

The Bangor beer scene has blown up in recent years, with a number of craft brewing operations – outfits large and small – bringing all manner of sudsy goodness to the area. Craft beer has permeated local culture thoroughly.

But no one could have expected it to be THIS thoroughly.

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