Martha Stevens-David on the speaking trail
We are happy to announce that Martha's next
scheduled appearance will be on March 21st 2012 at the Poland Historical
Society. Martha's book, "Autobiography of a Simple Soul," is a
collection of short stories about growing up in the small Aroostook
County town of Ashland.
Feb 22, 2012 - 8:14:57 PM
New Contributors to Magic City Morning Star News
With many of our writers having 'disappeared' over time, it is
reassuring to find others to replace them. We wholeheartedly welcome
them to Magic City Morning Star News. As locals may or may not know, Ken Anderson has been recovering from quite a serious illness.
Feb 19, 2012 - 12:57:35 AM
Happy New Year 2012
Jan 1, 2012 - 12:26:39 AM
Merry Christmas to our readers in 2011
Dec 23, 2011 - 12:02:16 AM
Gilad Schalit - Free at What Cost?
The rabbinic sages were very clear. The ransom to be paid cannot involve the murder of other Jews. This deal - like its predecessors - is not in line with Jewish tradition. It stands in opposition to Jewish tradition.
Oct 16, 2011 - 12:10:12 AM
Congratulations! Martha Stevens-David becomes a 'hardcopy' author
Congratulations to Martha Stevens-David on the publishing of her hardcopy book: "Autobiography of a Simple Soul"
Jun 18, 2011 - 1:55:23 AM
U.S.A. not as economically free as Hong Kong
Which country is the most economically free? No, not the United States. (It's Hong Kong.)
Jan 20, 2011 - 12:38:07 AM
What does the future hold for Jason Levesque?
After his reasonably narrow defeat in last Tuesday's election, Jason Levesque finds himself in the same position as many - wondering what to do next.
Nov 6, 2010 - 12:13:33 AM
Magic City Morning Star, Past & Future
As for the Magic City Morning Star, until I believe that I can afford the time to do a good job of maintaining the Magic City Morning Star, I don't know my time would be worthwhile. I still harbor hopes that I will one day find myself in a position to be able to contribute once again in some meaningful way to the Magic City Morning Star, but am not sure when or what that might look like.
Apr 10, 2010 - 10:20:30 PM
The Maine Point of a Magic Conversation
Ken battles to keep up with his costs and he does it for the locals. I admire him for that. I wish I could do more and fear what will happen if I can't continue with my own input.
Jan 3, 2010 - 12:25:41 AM
OPM: Other People's Money
If there is one thing that Millinocket needs, it is business. However, it seems that someone has been playing around with the language again, because I was always under the impression that a business was something that involved either producing a product or performing a service in return for a profit. People who invested time or money into a business would hope to see a return on their investment in the form of a profit. Otherwise, businesses that failed to produce a profit would be forced to go out of business, which sometimes involved filing for bankruptcy. I have been through it and there is no shame in that.
May 27, 2009 - 12:20:42 AM
Reflections on Being Home
I've been home for a week or so now, and already the time that we were away is beginning to feel like a dream. The house was not empty while we were gone, yet things are pretty much where we left them, which is sort of nice but a little eerie at the same time. A book that I read more than two years ago remains in the place where I set it when I had finished with it. Other things have changed, and mostly for the better. Projects that I had begun before leaving Millinocket have been completed, and probably better than I would have done had it been left to me. The backyard is more orderly than it was when I lived here before, and probably easier to maintain in the winter. Some of my favorite trees have been cut down, but that's okay; trees are trees, and I don't want anyone accusing me of being a tree hugger. Trees are a renewable resource, and if they were truly worth keeping they'll grow back.
May 12, 2009 - 11:57:24 PM
Traveling, With Cats
Last Monday, my wife and I left Fayetteville, North Carolina, where we have been living and working over the past year and a half, to return to our home in Millinocket, Maine. We brought with us four of the five cats who were part of our family when we left Millinocket more than two years ago.
Apr 17, 2009 - 10:40:04 PM
Under Cover of a "Stimulus" Bill, Congress Seeks to Overturn the Second Amendment
In a Bill introduced on the first day of the present session of Congress, with no coverage from the mainstream media, H.R. 45 (Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009) targets gun owners in the United States. While everyone's attention was on the bogus "stimulus" plan to print and spend trillions of tax dollars, this legislation is worming its way through the House and Senate.
Feb 12, 2009 - 10:41:20 AM
Fighting the Trojans
There hasn't been a lot of activity here on the Magic City Morning Star for the past few days. There are a couple of reasons for this actually, one of which will be the subject of this article, but I'll touch upon the other in an editor's note.
Dec 24, 2008 - 12:11:42 PM
Mar 21, 2008 - 12:01:51 AM
MAGIC Consents to an Interview
While WSYY Radio's recent pleas for the Millinocket Area Growth and Investment Council to to come on the air, making themselves accountable to the public, have gone unanswered, a spokesperson for the organization agreed to be interviewed by the Katahdin area's primary source of accurate news and information, the Magic City Morning Star.
Feb 18, 2008 - 10:07:36 PM
Our Position on Polstein's Resort Plans
While it would ordinarily be nice to be mentioned on the front page of the Bangor Daily News, I am curious about the references to the Magic City Morning Star in Bangor Daily reporter Nick Sambides' article about Matt Polstein's resort plans.
Jan 3, 2007 - 12:50:03 PM
MAGIC Members Witholding Information of Involvement in the Backcountry Project
When the Portland Press Herald first reported on the secret meetings that were being held between our state government and various environmental organizations, I was shocked but not surprised, since I had been warning of just such a collusion for the past few years, as had others before me.
Jun 22, 2006 - 6:20:00 PM
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
On this, the 36th anniversary of Earth Day, it is only fitting to speak of one of its founders, Ira Einhorn.
Apr 22, 2006 - 12:01:00 AM
NAIS: What Does it Take to Raise an Alarm These Days?
This article on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) was written for "All Maine Matters" and first appeared in its January debut issue.
Jan 18, 2006 - 2:02:00 PM
Interesting Stuff From the Katahdin Cultural Center
I've been looking over the promotional booklet from the Katahdin Cultural Center, and it left me with a few questions.
Aug 1, 2005 - 10:34:00 PM
"I can't wait to fry that fat bitch's ass!"
Jul 30, 2005 - 6:31:00 PM
See No, Hear No
Last week the Katahdin Times published an editorial decrying the fact that Millinocket's dirty laundry was be being aired throughout the state. I didn't actually read the article, but heard about it from someone else, who may not have read it either, so please excuse me if I'm wrong.
Jan 31, 2005 - 7:17:00 PM
More Corruption in Millinocket
Did we elect a town council, or did we select MAGIC? How much longer are the people of Millinocket willing to let this continue?
Aug 17, 2004 - 11:21:00 PM
A Circle of Friends
If you truly cannot see the evil in this, perhaps I should just shut up and let you experience the natural consequences of apathy. Or are you still hoping that you will be chosen as one of the elite?
Mar 28, 2004 - 12:02:00 PM
Oh Say, Can You See?
What's really going on with the visioning process in the Katahdin region?
Jan 23, 2004 - 3:40:00 AM
Some of you may be unaware of this, but many of us recently witnessed a local businessman and stakeholder in the Millinocket Area Growth and Investment Council (MAGIC) threatening those, including the Magic City Morning Star, whom he accused of encouraging a boycott of his business ventures.
Nov 13, 2006 - 4:25:00 PM
As The Worm Turns
MILLINOCKET -- Last April, we read about the Backcountry Project, a series of meetings in which Maine state agencies conspired in secret with several environmental organizations to gain control of the rural areas of Maine. We have now learned much more, and some of it is close to home.
Aug 22, 2006 - 12:21:00 AM
"I can vouch for him, officer," he says. "He was with me the whole time."
Jul 14, 2006 - 5:19:00 PM
Shall We Run the Mohammed Cartoons?
There is a movement afoot to persuade newspapers and magazines to run the now infamous Mohammed cartoons, whose publication by a Danish newspaper has led to rioting throughout the world, as a show of solidarity behind the principles of freedom of speech.
Feb 6, 2006 - 5:34:00 PM
Another Mystery Surfaces
MILLINOCKET -- We've cleared up the mystery of the Polstein-McLean signs that were reportedly stolen over the weekend, in that they had been removed by the property owners who never gave permission for the signs to be placed there anyhow. Still, we were left with other signs that were vandalized, according to the Katahdin Press. This leads only to another mystery.
Nov 8, 2005 - 1:48:00 PM
The Greening of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
The night before last, Councilor Polstein bemoaned the fact that only one other councilor had shown interest in his plan to model the Katahdin region after Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Since I am from the UP of Michigan, I'd like to give you some insight on how well that's working out for them.
Oct 28, 2005 - 12:05:00 AM
MAGIC Moves to Gag the Public
If there's one thing that can be said about MAGIC, it is that they're predictable.
Oct 13, 2005 - 2:11:00 PM
Rats & Those Who Praise Them
Since the Katahdin Times got done and the two local weeklies merged to become the house organ for MAGIC, I haven't been reading it on a regular basis.
Sep 19, 2005 - 7:18:00 PM
Missing: Ethics in Journalism
I am not at all ashamed of my wife's history, but I am hesitant to call myself a journalist and be in the company of Lisa Pelkey, a reporter for the Katahdin Press.
Aug 2, 2005 - 1:23:00 PM
The Petition Drive Is On
MILLINOCKET -- Determined to come once again against the powers that have controlled this Katahdin area town for the past several years, a group of concerned citizens have organized themselves into an ad hoc organization for the purpose of taking back control of Millinocket politics, and beginning the process of restoring the town's ailing economy.
Jul 30, 2005 - 1:17:00 PM
MAGIC: What Are They Here For?
The significant thing is that MAGIC was never intended to develop the economy, at least not in the way in which we were led to believe.
Jul 28, 2005 - 5:25:00 PM
My Feelings Are Hurt
My feelings were hurt Thursday night, when Councilor Matt Polstein announced that fellow Councilor David Cyr had been meeting with a group of citizens to plan his demise.
Jul 20, 2005 - 1:48:00 PM
As you look around you, on the last regular day of your senior year, you are perhaps only now realizing that your life is about to change forever.
May 31, 2005 - 8:13:00 AM