Latest Casco Bay Stories

2009-09-14 14:24:00

PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In stark contrast to the strife and tension that seem to have afflicted some lobstering communities recently, a group of lobstermen from Chebeague Island and other Casco Bay communities stood together on a wharf in Portland's Old Port today to announce the launch of Calendar Islands Lobster Company - a fishermen-owned, vertically integrated lobster business. Named after one early-18th century explorer's claim that "there are as many...

2008-09-29 12:00:26

By John Richardson "An Inconvenient Truth" might have raised the bar, winning an Academy Award and all. But there are a whole lot of environmental movies out there. And next Saturday, eight of the newest ones will be screened in Portland during what's billed as The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. "They make you think. They make you argue," said Mary Cerullo, associate director of the Friends of Casco Bay. There also should be some chuckling, and even cringing, going on....

2008-09-03 15:00:22

Concerns about potential threats to water quality, quality of island life, and natural areas designated as "open space" on Great Diamond Island have prompted conservation and sustainable-development organizations to ask the City of Portland, ME, to uphold the agreements that allowed the original development of Diamond Cove to move forward nearly 20 years ago. The Conservation Law Foundation, Island Institute, Friends of Casco Bay, and Maine Audubon have filed documents requesting Portland...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

The newly formed The Friends of Great Diamond Island (The Friends) has filed suit against the Diamond Cove Homeowners Association (DCHA) and The Inn At Diamond Cove, LLC to invalidate the controversial vote for a commercial hotel in the Great Diamond Island Fort McKinley Historic District, and to seek enforcement of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Orders on the island. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Maine in Portland, by the plaintiffs, The...

2008-07-27 15:00:25

Clean water protections need strengthening by Congress Memories can be short. It was only a generation ago that Maine's waters were in serious trouble. In 1970, the Androscoggin River was labeled by Newsweek as one of the 10 most polluted rivers in the nation, placing it in the infamous company of the Cuyahoga River, which was so contaminated, it caught fire. Fumes from the Presumpscot River caused paint to peel off nearby homes. Boaters and anglers were told to stay away from a polluted...

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