Latest Chebeague Island, Maine 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...

2008-08-27 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...

2006-05-03 07:34:48

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The red tide, which shut down much of the Maine coast to shellfish harvesting last year, is back. Red tide has now shut down harvesting in an area near Harpswell from Dickson Point to West Cundy Point. Shellfishermen say they hope the shutdown doesn't spread like it did last year. "We're all worried," John Lyon, a clam digger, told WCSH-TV. "We don't want another year like last year." Toxic algae bloom, or red tide, infects shellfish and can make people sick if they eat...

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