The Press: Free-&-Easy Enterprise

George Batchelder was out cutting the grass in front of the store Friday morning, and paused in his labors to tell a passerby about his aunt in Massachusetts. We heard him inside the Enterprise. She's fine.

That kind of news item, and such headlines as BILL CAREY'S PANTS FOUND AT SABUTTUS, sometimes makes the 1,500 Down-East readers of the Lisbon Falls (Me.) Enterprise suspect that their weekly is pulling their legs. But his tongue-in-cheek reporting, besides winning Editor-Author (Farmer Takes a Wife) John Gould, 38, a reputation as a Yankee humorist, has brought his weekly...

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