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Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • The 2013 northern shrimp season, which opens Wednesday, January 23, for trawl fishing, will be short due to declining stocks that are the result of warming ocean temperatures and overfishing, according to the Atlantic States . . .
  • Talking About a Revolution
    BECKY HALBROOK, a retired attorney who worked for Big Oil for four decades, stood in front of the White House in the late summer heat along with a crowd of other well-groomed retirees holding signs against a proposed oil pipeline. . . .
  • Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) in Rockport was one of two hospitals in Maine that was recognized by The Leapfrog Group in early December for outstanding patient safety based on preventable medical errors, injuries . . .
  • The Rockport homeless shelter that closed without warning in late November could reopen by the end of the year, according to Deborah Turcotte of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSH). MSH took ownership of the property . . .
  • Serving the Public
    Searsport police removed Ben Crimaudo, 75, from a Searsport public hearing on Wednesday, November 28, for urgent whispering. No charges were filed, and Crimaudo left the meeting and came back the following night. . . .
  • Dollars Matter When Tourism and Industry Clash
    "Let me make this clear," said Buddy Hall, owner of Anglers Restaurant in Searsport, a favorite seafood joint known for its five-star fried clams. "This is not political for me. This is personal." Anglers is located north of town on . . .
  • Senator Chris Johnson, a Democrat from Somerville, remained the winner in the recount of the District 20 Senate race between Johnson and Les Fossel, an Alna Republican. District 20 includes all of Lincoln County . . .
  • Nature Jane Talks Turkey
    Nature Jane has been at the supermarket contemplating Butterballs. They are nicely pink, shrink-wrapped, and come with their own personal hypodermic of buttery goo designed for self-injection. It's one convenient turkey. . . .
  • The Searsport Planning Board voted unanimously on Monday night to start public hearings on the proposed 22.7-million-gallon propane storage facility on Monday, November 26, hold them on four consecutive nights, then reconvene . . .
  • Maine, Maryland and Washington state made history on election day when gay marriage received the stamp of approval from the people with over 50 percent of the popular vote in each state. That brings to nine the number of . . .
  • The close Maine senate race between Chris Johnson (D-Somerville) and Les Fossel (R- Alna ) may go to a recount. After the votes were tallied from all the towns in District 20 (Lincoln County, plus Friendship, Windsor and Washington) . . .
  • Lincolnville Anti-Police Petition Moves Forward
    An effort to rid the town of its police force gained steam in June when residents cut the Lincolnville public safety budget, leaving just the police chief position in place. On election day, a petition to change the Lincolnville Town . . .
  • Flare to Manage Odors at Rockland Dump
    A flare that burns off trapped methane and other gases in the pit at the Rockland landfill has already noticeably reduced noxious odors in the neighborhood, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection . . .
  • After 25 years of planning and persistence, the Amtrak Downeaster passenger train rolled past people snapping photos and waving at train crossings and into the Brunswick station for the first time on Thursday, November 1. . . .
  • In 1999, Chris Baty was part of the California dot-com boom made up of young people who thought they would make a fortune and retire before they hit 30. That youthful sense of being able to accomplish anything, no matter how . . .
  • Lincolnville Village Reclaims Its Center
    A lmost a quarter of the town's population turned up in Lincolnville Center on Saturday morning, October 27, to haul the old one-room Center School from one side of the road to the other, by hand. Over the years, the village . . .
  • Bond Issue for Ports Not Related to DCP Development in Searsport
    Maine voters will be deciding on five bond issues in November, including Question 4, a $51.5 million bond that would fund road and bridge improvements and improvements to buses and airports and provide . . .
  • Thanks But No Tank (TBNT), a group opposing the development of a 22.7-million-gallon propane storage tank in Searsport, filed a petition in Waldo County Superior Court on Monday, October 15, against the Maine department . . .
  • Senate Candidates Debate Foreign Policy
    The outcome of U.S. elections rarely hinges on foreign policy, but an onlooker might have thought differently if they attended the debate on held in Camden on Wednesday, October 10. Two hundred and twenty five people . . .
  • House and Senate Candidates Take a Stand
    Chris Rector and Ed Mazurek, who are competing for a District 22 Maine Senate Seat representing most of Knox County, and Lizzie Dickerson and Gordon Mank, Jr., who are competing to represent House District 47 . . .