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Ned White

About Ned White

Ned White is an author, photographer, crossword constructor, humorist, traveler through 49 states, and an avid cook. He lives with his wife in South Thomaston.

Unearthly San Luis Valley, where “the veil is thin”

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The San Luis Valley – stretching from Taos, New Mexico to Salida, Colorado – is home to the Great Sand Dunes, the Blanca Massif, the birthplace of Jack Dempsey, and more “high strangeness” than you’re likely to find anywhere else in the world. This week, we dip deep into the weird.

Backpack program for hungry kids launches in Knox

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Too many school kids in Knox County – and especially Rockland -go hungry over the weekends. We can fix it. Introducing Adopt a Backpack for Knox County, with a goal to feed 200 “food insecure” lower and middle school kids in Rockland over the weekends in the upcoming school year.

Tick-borne Powassan virus on the rise

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Maine has had no new Powassan cases since Lyn Snow’s death in 2013. But several sources say the virus is on the increase: as many as 4% of deer ticks may be carrying this extremely dangerous pathogen.