Science News Archive - September 18, 2008

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Carrie Strehlau, +1-901-595-2295, carrie.strehlau@stjude.org, or Summer Freeman, +1-901-595-3061, summer.freeman@stjude.org, both of St.

Board: Sabattus Board of Selectmen Met: Tuesday night Abandoned 40 years ago or not? Issue: Part of Bens Hill Road is paved and in good shape, part isn't. It's unclear whether the town abandoned the unpaved section 40 years ago or whether it didn't and now has to pay for repairs.

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- The idea of dredging portions of the Narrow River has been studied and talked about for more than 50 years, but as plans for a long-awaited project move forward, the town and the Army Corps of Engineers have different ideas about what is needed.

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Katharine Burnham of Environmental Defense Fund, +1-202- 415-5742, kburnham@edf.org Environmental Advocates Say Research Strengthens Longstanding Commitment to Creating Healthy Fisheries WASHINGTON, Sept.

By Leslie H. Dixon NORWAY - A public hearing Thursday will reveal test results for possible environmental hazards at the former corn cannery at 61 Lake Road.

An ecologically significant property on Gerrish Island in Kittery has been protected through an easement to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. The 400-acre coastal property being preserved has been owned by the Delano family for more than 60 years.

By Duane Hayes WEST PARIS - Environmental studies at the former Penley Mill complex have found no health hazards, Town Manager John White said. He said the study looked at river and groundwater samples and soil samples, and no toxic waste or other contaminants were present.

By Scott Taylor AUBURN - Burning wood from the city's urban forests to heat homes this winter might be a waste, city officials say.

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF WINTERPORT - Part of a small but ecologically important tributary of the Penobscot River is getting a face-lift this week, and the results should benefit both the stream's aquatic inhabitants and residents of Winterport.

Pompton Lake, Pompton Lakes How to get there Take Route 202 into Passaic County. It runs parallel to the lake. Hamburg Turnpike crosses the lower end of the lake. The hole story This is one of those spots that might be considered a surprise at any time of the year.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'