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Science News Archive - September 26, 2008

Anyone driving south on Route 395 near Lisbon, Conn., will see on the left a tall stack rising to the sky. No smoke is visible, only an occasional wisp of pure white steam.

By Mary Standard CANTON - Real estate investor Robert Spencer of Auburn advised selectmen Thursday night of a proposal to extract 400,000 gallons of drinking water daily from Childs Brook, which could possibly generate more than $1 million a year for the town.

Now that the verdicts - or lack thereof - in the Robert LaPointe trial are known, momentum from the two-week trial should flow through lawmakers into a new review of Maine's boating laws. A hung jury in the LaPointe case failed to settle whether he is guilty or innocent of manslaughter.

By JIM FREDA Best bet: Action for striped bass and bluefish should pick up this week as plenty of bait is now present along our beaches. Fishing for false albacore and bonito should also remain good. These pelagics usually remain in our waters until temperatures drop below 64 degrees.

By MIKE McKINNEY The police say a Connecticut fisherman was catching striped bass without a license, and a South Kingstown dealer bought it from him. A Rhode Island seafood dealer and a Connecticut fisherman have been charged in connection with the illegal landing and selling of striped bass.

By Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer Educator and environmentalist Joan Rosner, who with her husband, Hy, wrote "Albuquerque's Environmental Story," died in Miami on Sept. 17, her family said. She was 89.

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks; David E Chopy COVENTRY -- Developer Nicholas E. Cambio has signed an agreement with the state to prevent the erosion of soil from his Centre of New England business park into neighboring lakes and wetlands. Under the agreement signed Sept.

By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ A new report says Lake Michigan water should flow to the City of Waukesha and eventually supply communities in Ozaukee and Washington counties.

So columnist Linley Boniface thinks it's a grand idea that beach- goers should de-robe for the purposes of freedom and frolicking at their leisure (Opinion, Sept 22).

By Scott Taylor AUBURN - Housing volunteers have their eyes on a city parcel on Hampshire Street parcel for their next Habitat for Humanity project. The charity group hopes to begin work on a single-family home next spring at 133 Hampshire St.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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