Category Archives: Editorial

George’s Editorial Comments.

05 March 2018: What’s Next for the Water Level Order?

In light of the recent Superior Court decision affirming the Clary Lake Water Level Order [WLO], people are quite justified in asking “What’s next?” regarding the DEP taking enforcement action. The Water Level Order after all was issued over 4 … Continue reading

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The Mill at Freedom Falls – Freedom, Maine

The other day I came across the following article about a fine dining establishment called  The Lost Kitchen located in the Mill at Freedom Falls, Freedom Maine. I decided to post the article here as an example of how a well … Continue reading

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18 April 2017: Spring Musings and a Look Ahead

I try to keep this news forum factual and informative and not all that speculative. From time to time however I am compelled to offer up some commentary on what has been happening, where we are and where it looks … Continue reading

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26 December 2016: The Year in Review

As 2016 draws to a close it is a good time to reflect on what has (hasn’t) been accomplished this year. In many ways it has been a banner year for the Clary Lake Association: with 116 current members, our membership is at … Continue reading

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02 January 2016: The Year In Review

With 2015 behind us, now is a good time to look back and reflect on the year past, what has happened, and what we have, and have not managed to get done. It was a landmark year in a lot of ways, … Continue reading

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21 July 2015: Lake level reaches a new high in lows

I don’t need to tell anyone that the lake level is low, that much is obvious. However the lake is now lower than anyone has seen it in more than 54 years judging from a picture taken back in the summer of 1961, and … Continue reading

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08 July 2015: Lake shore owners concerned about invasive aquatic plants [UPDATED]

Last week I noticed some large and extensive mats of a green pond weed over by my shoreline in about 2′-3′ of water, thick enough to foul my trolling motor and bring my boat to a halt. I collected a … Continue reading

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June 2015 Water Level Chart archived

I’ve archived the June 2015 water level chart. The lake level remained in a fairly tight range for the whole month, fluctuating only ± 3.7″ and ending up the month a little off its lows at -57.36″ below the top … Continue reading

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17 June 2015: State Boat Launch unusable, still

The lake has fallen to 61″ below the top of the dam, a level we’ve seen only 3 other times in the last 4 years.  As I was updating the water level chart this afternoon I noted that the level … Continue reading

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06 February 2014 Lincoln County News: A Little Perspective

Here’s my Letter to the Editor which appeared in this week’s Lincoln County News. It is pretty much the same as what I already posted except this of course has been published: A Little Perspective Mr. Kelley is going to … Continue reading

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01 February 2014 [REVISED]: A Letter to the Editor and thoughts on the Water Level Order

I have sent the following missive off to the Editor of the Lincoln County News with the expectation that it will be published in next week’s paper. I’m posting it here, now, because I don’t  want to wait that long … Continue reading

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29 December 2013: Reflecting on the past and looking to the future

Long about this time of year it is customary to reflect on the past and consider what the future holds so I thought I would do just that. It makes even more sense now considering we’ve reached not just the … Continue reading

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03 October 2013 Lincoln County News: New Clary Lake dam petition may not be new at all

The confusion surrounding Pleasant Pond Mill LLC’s petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance continues despite the Lincoln County News‘ attempt to bring clarity to the situation with this most recent article on the issue. The confusion … Continue reading

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27 September 2013: No new petition for release from dam ownership

As of 3:30 PM today, Friday the 27th of September, Mr. Kelley had not filed a new petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance with the DEP despite what his recent “notice of intent to file” stated. … Continue reading

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18 August 2013: One Year Anniversary of the Water Level Petition Public Hearing

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Public Hearing for the water level petition, held on August 17, 2012 at the firehouse in Jefferson. So much has transpired since then, it really seems a lot longer but it has been … Continue reading

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15 August 2013: Observations on PPM and AQF Comments

I’ve had a chance to reread and ponder (like the chump at left) the comments posted by Tony Buxton today and I have a few observations to make before I move on. First, very little of the document has anything … Continue reading

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25 July 2013: Thoughts on where we are and how this will all play out

Paul Kelley has fought this water level petition tooth and nail ever since it was filed over a year and a half ago. All his efforts have been futile while costing him a lot of money. Stalling is a fine tactic … Continue reading

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10 July 2013 Commentary: Paul Kelley fabricates reality to suit his own ends

Paul Kelley fabricates reality to suit his own ends. The problem with fabrications however is they always unravel if you look closely at them. I’d like to unravel one of Kelley’s favorite fabrications right now- the one he likes to … Continue reading

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08 July 2013: [UPDATED] A very few thoughts on Kelley’s “Final Brief”

I have read about as much of Kelley’s final brief as I can bring myself to read at this time which is to say I got through about half a dozen pages before I had to stop lest I start … Continue reading

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26 June 2013: More Reading, More Writing

With the rate at which the lake has been falling lately, it’s a wonderful thing when the downward trend reverses, even temporarily, as it did this morning. Last night’s thunderstorm dropped 0.95″ of rain in a few short hours- a … Continue reading

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