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Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Concentration Camps for the Troublesome Poor
    “Prisons are concentration camps for the poor, especially for people of color.”

    — Raymond Luc Levasseur, the former Maine radical militant who spent 20 years in prison
  • Notes from the Nordic Aquafarms Hearings
    Nordic Aquafarms posted to Facebook the morning of February 11: “Showtime!”
  • New Invasive Pest Quarantines Proposed
    Maine Depart- ment of Agricul- ture, Conserva- tion and Forestry has opened a comment period regarding proposed changes to the Maine hemlock woolly adelgid and emerald ash borer quarantines. The proposal notice is posted at the ...
  • The Roles We Play: How Gender Informs Safety for Young Adults and Teens
    When we read about sexual assault in the news, we try to wrap our heads around the specifics of each incident. Every time, there are at least two sides to the account, and often, when it involves young people, victims brave enough to ...
  • “Want to take some responsibility for your choices at election time? Want to know the candidates before you check off the little boxes on the ballot? This is the place!” That’s the text from a poster advertising the Waldo County Republican ...
  • Maine has three elections and multiple party caucuses scheduled this year. Here’s a brief overview of the dates and candidates ...
  • A lawsuit over rights to a strip of intertidal land that would be crossed by a pipeline from the proposed Nordic Aquafarms salmon farm in Belfast continues in Waldo County Superior Court after Justice Robert Murray denied most ...
  • The state Board of Environmental Protection on February 11 will hear public comment on four permit applications related to Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed land-based salmon farm in Belfast. The hearing, at the University of Maine ...
  • Carbon-Biased
    Nordic Aquafarms and Its Opponents Can’t Agree on the Carbon Footprint of the Proposed Belfast Salmon Farm. That’s Not Surprising. But What’s It Really Going to Cost?
  • The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from potential environmental impacts of mining, a new paper by a researcher at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences reports. Consumer demand for products ...
  • A three-year, $2.59 billion work plan released by Maine Department of Transportation last week is more restrained than in past years in response to a decline in reliable funding, according to the department. MDOT describes ...
  • Over the past few months, Mainers have been inundated with TV and online ads showing a burbling Kennebec River and aerial views of the Maine wilderness overlaid with assurances that neither would be harmed by the ...
  • The Senate Candidates on War with Iran
    Although most of the discussion about whether Republican United States Sen. Susan Collins should be reelected has focused on domestic issues, such as her vote for President Trump’s tax cuts for the rich and the corporations ...
  • The Camden Conference — The Birth of the News
    Each year the Camden Conference chooses a topic and my colleague Mac Deford and I put together a presentation of some of the history behind that topic. This year the conference topic is “the media,” and so we’ve chosen to offer ...
  • The Pilots’ New Ride —
    Captains Jeff Haines, above left, and David Gelinas of Penobscot Bay & River Pilots Association approach a scrap iron ship in their new pilot vessel, Dirigo, a longer, heavier upgrade with a bright red hull. Gelinas later scaled the ...
  • What Midcoast Legislators Brought to the Party
    After six months off, the Maine Legislature reconvened last week with a stack of 182 new bills for the upcoming session. Midcoast legislators are primary sponsors of 15 of them, from the does-it-really-need-to-be-said ...
  • What Do We Do with a Subject That’s Taboo?
    We don’t have language for discussing sexual safety. Even the words “sexual assault” are uncomfortable and invite the kind of imagery and fear that young people and parents alike might rather avoid. Life is challenging ...
  • Putting a Ring on Grassy Pond
    Last month, and with muted fanfare owing to the holidays, Coastal Mountains Land Trust completed the purchase of a 500-acre conservation easement on undeveloped land surrounding Grassy Pond in Rockport and Hope....
  • Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) was recently awarded $160,111 toward a $205,892 project to promote an employee benefit program designed to connect residents with their local farmers markets....
  • Deep State: How to Renew Yourself at the New Year
    Two winters ago, I spent from mid-December to mid-January as the volunteer caretaker at Maine Huts & Trails’ most remote hut, Grand Falls. I went there to enjoy the magnificent wild location and support the organization. It became an adventure ...
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