FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: A life changer for Perly Leighton

By John McDonald It was the dawn of a day that would change his life forever, but as the sun began coming over the stand…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: ‘Moose,’ ‘lobster’ magic words

By John McDonald Just say the words “moose” and “lobster” to 100 people chosen at random (wherever that is) and guess what the vast majority…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: Out with the old can be dangerous

By John McDonald There was a New Year’s Eve custom in Italy where homeowners and apartment dwellers took old items they didn’t need or want…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: Another year of old Maine things

By John McDonald It’s another new year, and that means in with the new, out with the old, but here in Maine we’ve never been…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: Happy New Year!

By John McDonald I got a Christmas card the other day from some distant relatives up-country. The way I look at it, any relative you…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: Let’s hear it for small towns

By John McDonald We’ve all heard the complaints from folks — mostly those from away– about life in small towns. These people go on as…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: Christmas past

By John McDonald The other day I was out in the barn looking over some abandoned gifts from Christmases past, and I began to wonder…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: Our NH neighbors, ‘Live Free or Die’

By John McDonald This may be the kind of useless information only a radio talk-show host like me would love, but did you know Maine…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: If the shoe fits…

By John McDonald From the time their folks died, Roscoe and Harold Cushman lived quietly in a camp on the family woodlot about 12 miles…

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FEATURED COLUMN by John McDonald: The motorcycle arrives in style

By John McDonald The older folks back home like to tell the story about the first motorcycle ever seen in their quiet Down East town….

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