Entries by Website Editor

FOR YOUR HEALTH: When Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out, You Can Ease Pain Without Opioids

(NAPSI)—“Will it hurt?” is often one of the first questions people ask when told they need a medical procedure. One problem: the mere thought of pain can intensify its feeling. It’s enough to make some people put off medical care—including minor dental surgery. Doctors and dentists understand. They’re healers by nature and don’t want to […]

Don Cote recognized for work at wildlife center

Photo and text by Jayne Winters Donald Cote, director of the Wildlife Care Center, in Vassalboro, received a well-deserved recognition as a finalist (one of five, from over 40 nominations) in the 2019 Natural Resources Council of Maine’s People’s Choice Award. Beth Comeau, of NRCM, presented Don with his certificate last week for his many […]

Jazz artist to perform benefit concert

The “Great Jazz for a Great Cause” benefit concert/open house will be held on Sunday, December 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Grand Central Café, 10 Railroad Square, Waterville, to raise funds for Waterville resident Jen Hickey, who is experiencing financial hardship due to treatment for breast cancer. Live jazz will be performed from […]

Lauren Pickett earns spot on Assumption women’s lacrosse team

The Assumption Department of Athletics, in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced that Lauren Pickett, of Sidney, has earned a spot on the 2019 Assumption Women’s Lacrosse team. Pickett, class of 2022, will compete during the Greyhounds’ spring season. Assumption Women’s Lacrosse, picked sixth in the Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, won their first five games of the […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: It’s not hunting; it’s just killing

To the editor: Thank you to Roland Hallee for his recent article “The unfair resources of today’s ‘great game hunter.’” In it he points out tools available to today’s deer hunters such as deer urine scent, GPS devices, artificial callers, computers, and high-powered rifle scopes. Deer hunting is perhaps the most traditional hunting engaged in, […]

November is national caregivers month

by Dr. Erica Magnus AARP Maine Communications Volunteer While November 11 is widely recognized as Veterans Day, many people may not know that the entire month of November is both National Veterans and National Family Caregivers Month. Both of my parents were veterans. My father served in the Army in World War II and my […]

Obituaries for Thursday, November 21, 2019

SYLVIA PLOURDE WATERVILLE – Kathleen Sylvia (Hamel) Plourde, 82, of Waterville, passed away following a long illness on Friday October 25, at the Glenridge Comfort Care Facility in, Augusta ME. Sylvia was born in Sanford on September 27, 1937, to Leo and Violet (Gilbert) Hamel. She attended Waterville Schools, graduating from Waterville Senior High School, […]