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2008-06-18 18:00:18

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Two informational meetings will be held next week to detail proposals designed to combine ice and open-water fishing opportunities. Also, regulations will be consolidated into a two- year booklet, which will become available on April 1, 2010. Fisheries officials will seek public comment at the meetings, the first on Monday, June 23, at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Gray Regional Office at 358 Shaker Road. The second is Wednesday, June...

2007-01-15 12:00:58

By DEIRDRE FLEMING Staff Writer The state's seizure of pet koi from a Freeport restaurant owner has been widely ridiculed by the public as an example of heavy- handed bureaucracy. But the issue is much broader than one man's fish tank. For biologists, the seizure was a necessary, if unpopular, step to protect Maine's native fisheries from being taken over by invasive species. They have been fighting to keep non-native fish out of wild trout and salmon waters for 30 years. The reaction...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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