As a documentary filmmaker, Lynn Novick finds it a little odd that films and books about America’s period of Prohibition often make it appear as though everything happened in Chicago and New York. But wouldn’t banning alcohol – which had been a part of daily American life, of family celebrations and rituals – affect people in towns of every size? And in every region? Those are questions Novick, working with legendary documentarian Ken Burns, hopes to answer in an upcoming PBS film called “Prohibition.” And to help answer those questions, Novick and Burns’ production company is turning to Maine…..
At 99 years old, Marguerite Chase Tapley Gregor Kaminski is the town’s oldest resident, and she has the cane to prove it. Brooksville Selectmen John Bakeman (left) and John Gray present Marguerite Chase Tapley Gregor Kaminski with a Boston Post cane Dec. 22, in honor of her being the town’s oldest resident. The 99-year-old lives in the house her mother was born in. Brooksville selectmen John Bakeman and John Gray presented her with a Boston Post cane last month in honor of her status…..