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PLATTER PERSPECTIVE: Singer/songwriter Randy Newman Composers Dvorak & Sir Edward Elgar

by  Peter Cates Brief comments on some cds this week. Randy Newman: The Best of Randy Newman; Warner Archives/Rhino, CD, released 2001. Singer/songwriter Randy Newman was one major talent emerging in the mid-60s. His songs evoke our glorious and unique American gothic past in all its quirky, sometimes scary, frequently funny individuality, yet connected by […]

Purnell Wrigley Field dedicated in Waterville

by Mark Huard Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs All Star pitcher and former Boston Red Sox, Lee Smith, was on hand at the renovation site on Wednesday, September 7, for a ground breaking ceremony and celebration dinner. Lee Smith reflected on his all-star career and how Waterville’s completely accessible replica of Wrigley will positively impact […]

Local referendum and election of officials on November 8 ballot

by Mary Grow Vassalboro voters will have two local referendum questions and one local election on a Nov. 8 ballot, in addition to state and national decisions. The referenda ask if voters will approve amendments to the town’s shoreland zoning ordinance and will appropriate up to $58,600 from surplus toward a $293,000 project to build […]

Obituaries, Week of September 15, 2016

LINDA M. MACKENZIE VASSALBORO––Linda Mae (Crosby) Mackenzie, 70, following a courageous ten-year fight with ovarian cancer, passed away peacefully on Friday, Septem­ber 2, 2016, in her home. She was born on July 28, 1946, the second of three daughters born to the late Albert and Louise (White) Crosby. Linda was a beautiful, selfless woman with […]