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2012-06-11 23:02:30

This is not your ordinary torch run. A local Doctor from Boothbay Harbor will race a Windjammer down the coast of Maine nearly 50 miles in a land-and-sea race event. Boothbay Harbor, Maine (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 “Jammers and Joggers,” a land-and-sea race event, will kick off the ships coming into Boothbay Harbor for the 50th annual Windjammer Days Festival on June 25, and, in addition to being the first-of-its-kind torch run in the area, it will, indeed, be a family affair for...

2011-07-15 10:00:00

BOOTHBAY, Maine, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens asked everyone to wear green to the grand opening of Maine's greenest public building, the Bosarge Family Education Center. Festivities on Friday, July 15, included free admission to the Center and activities for all ages. Tours and programs continue all weekend. The Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) structure is expected to generate as much or more energy than it consumes, achieving...

2010-07-08 14:00:00

BOOTHBAY, Maine, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hooplah and hurrahs greeted today's grand opening of the new Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. After remarks by luminaries including U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Maine First Lady Karen Baldacci, and Gregory W. Powell, Chair of the Harold Alfond Foundation, the town band led a parade of children's book characters from stories that inspired many elements of this two-acre garden. (Photo:...

2009-02-27 16:16:51

Maine has no claim to an early copy of the Declaration of Independence because it is not an official document, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Friday. The decision leaves the ownership of the copy with Richard Adams, a Virginia collector. The copy was one of those made by order of the Massachusetts Executive Council in 1776. The council ordered that the copies be delivered to ministers throughout Massachusetts -- Massachusetts then included the future state of Maine -- to be read to their...

2008-10-06 15:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Wiscasset is being considered for the largest energy development proposal - and potentially the largest development project of any kind - in the history of the state. A Toronto entrepreneur who has developed Canadian wind farms has floated the idea of building a massive $2 billion underground hydropower station at the old Maine Yankee nuclear power station site. The project would be one of the first of its kind anywhere. The proposal raises questions about impacts...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

By John Richardson Monhegan Island is known for creative inhabitants with famous names such as Hopper, Kent and Wyeth. These days, the island's lobstermen are attracting attention in their own right for creating what might be a promising future for Maine's premier fishery. Early Wednesday, 12 islanders - 10 men and 2 women - steamed out of Monhegan's quiet harbor to set their traps and begin a new nine- month fishing season. Trap Day, as it is known, is an honored tradition here and...

2008-10-05 15:00:19

By John Richardson Wiscasset is being considered for the largest energy development proposal - and potentially the largest development project of any kind - in the history of the state. A Toronto entrepreneur who has developed Canadian wind farms has floated the idea of building a massive $2 billion underground hydropower station at the old Maine Yankee nuclear power station site. The project would be one of the first of its kind anywhere. The proposal raises questions about impacts...

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...

2008-07-12 12:00:18

BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) -- A spectacular fire Friday destroyed a boatyard that turned out commercial fishing boats, tugs, barges and ferries on the Maine coast. The 50,000-square-foot building at Washburn & Doughty Associates was rocked by a series of explosions as flames ripped through the facility. One firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. Gov. John Baldacci put the property damage at $30 million. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest...

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2005-06-25 20:07:27

NOBLEBORO, Maine -- Chuck Reinhardt stood in awe as he gazed down at the multitudes of silver-sided fish crowded into a waterway no more than 5 feet wide. After three to four years at sea, thousands of alewives were following their instincts on a journey back to the freshwater where they were born. The fish crammed themselves into a manmade brook on the final leg of their trip to Damariscotta Lake, reminding Reinhardt of a familiar scene before he moved to Maine. "It looks like the Long...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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