Monthly Archives: June 2015

Where’s Wal-Mart?

P1040416 I’m spending a few days in eastern Tennessee, where the land is so wrinkled and roads so winding that even a Greyhound bus driver can get lost on them. True story. This year’s conference of the Sport Literature Association, of which I am a member*, is at Eastern Tennessee State University, in Johnson City. […]

Saturday Bus Service Redux

One of the most gratifying things to come out of last week’s Hampden Town Council meeting was the revelation of a groundswell of support for public transportation in the greater Bangor area. Between 20 and 30 supporters of Saturday bus service showed up at the meeting, and bus superintendent Laurie Linscott presented the council with […]

Saturday Bus Service

An Open Letter to the Hampden Town Council [The council will vote Monday June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hampden Municipal Building, 106 Western Avenue, on discontinuing Saturday bus service between Hampden and Bangor.] Dear Councilors; I’m dismayed that you’re considering cutting Saturday bus service again, less than a year after voting to keep […]

When Waves Turn Minutes to Hours

I had planned to write about sailing this week, and how not owning a car enables me to indulge in this rich man’s hobby on a poor man’s budget. I own a modest 25-foot sloop that I keep in Hampden in the winter and Rockland in the summer, on which I have toured the coast […]