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2010-11-10 12:59:00

At Risk: 2 Million Annual Park Visitors Spending $160 Million and Supporting 3,000 Maine Jobs; A Glimpse of a Future With 'No Thunder' from Thunder Hole and Atlantic City Temperatures AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life in Acadia National Park and the Maine communities that depend on it for economic activity are in for some major and unpleasant changes if steps are not taken to rein in climate change, according to a detailed new report issued today by the Rocky...

2009-05-19 13:54:00

ROCKLAND, Maine, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Goodbye," Andrew Wyeth's last finished painting, will be published for the first time in the 2009 edition of Island Journal, the Island Institute's acclaimed annual magazine of island life. This last tempera, completed in October, 2008, is the highlight of an extraordinary folio of Wyeth's Maine-island work featured in this year's expanded 25th anniversary edition of Island Journal. The folio is accompanied by an essay by Chris Crosman,...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF The area known as The Basin is a short drive or bike ride from the village shops, traditional island homes and working waterfront along Vinalhaven's downtown strip. But staring out over The Basin's calm waters and surrounding dark green hillsides, it's easy to forget that Maine's largest year- round island town is just a few minutes away. In fact, it is easy to let the lapping waves, clear waters, circling eagles and other wildlife of this sheltered...

2008-09-22 15:00:43

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; THE NEWS STAFF ST. GEORGE - Concerns about rising costs, loss of local control of the town's K-8 school, and declining student enrollment and its effect on the quality of education dominated an informational meeting on the state's school district consolidation plan Thursday. Nearly 100 St. George residents packed the town office meeting room Thursday night to listen to local officials explain the effects consolidation could have on the community. The state's school...

2008-09-15 15:00:17

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF PORT CLYDE - More than 200 people turned out in the sunshine Saturday afternoon to celebrate the dedication of the restored and expanded historic Port Clyde wharf. Two open tents were set up on the new 30-by-130-foot concrete wharf jutting into the harbor of Port Clyde, a fishing village at the tip of the St. George peninsula. A sign spread across two pilings on the side of the wharf summed up the day with the inscription "Working Waterfront...

2008-09-12 15:00:21

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF OWLSHEAD - The paving project for a taxiway parallel to the runway at Knox County Regional Airport is unlikely to be finished this year because the price of liquid asphalt has tripled. Knox County Commissioners this week authorized County Administrator Andrew Hart to draft a "letter of disapproval" to the Federal Aviation Administration with "concerns for public safety." A copy of the letter will go to Maine's congressional delegation. Airport...

2008-08-21 15:01:00

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Editor's Note: This is the third and final story in the Bangor Daily News' look at energy issues and initiatives on Maine's offshore islands. Rising energy prices have become a concern for all Maine residents, but for many offshore island communities, they are an even greater concern. Residents of offshore islands with their own electric cooperatives pay higher rates for electricity because, unlike customers of large retail electricity companies, they...

2008-08-20 18:00:00

The cooperative that supplies electricity to Vinalhaven and North Haven is moving ahead with what it says will be the largest coastal wind turbine project in the Northeast. Members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative voted 382 to 5 this week in favor of the plan to erect two or three turbines that will provide electricity directly to residents of the two Penobscot Bay islands without going through the power grid. The co-op said the turbines are expected to generate 3.5 to 5 megawatts...

2008-08-20 15:01:04

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Editor's Note: This is the second part of the Bangor Daily News' three-part series on energy issues on Maine's offshore islands. Today's story covers the special problems faced by residents of the more distant Monhegan and Matinicus islands. Of all the residential power users in the state of Maine, the ones that pay the highest rates may be the ones that live farthest from land. Monhegan and Matinicus are two of Maine's seven offshore island...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.