Latest Penobscot River Stories
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF WINTERPORT - Part of a small but ecologically important tributary of the Penobscot River is getting a face-lift this week, and the results should benefit both the stream's aquatic inhabitants and residents of Winterport.
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF In fall 2000, state officials and some of Maine's business leaders were up in arms about a federal decision to list Atlantic salmon in eight Maine rivers as endangered species.
By JOHN HOLYOKE When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a proposal to include the Atlantic salmon in three large Maine rivers under federal Endangered Species Act protection, I expected Mainers would react to the news.
By JOHN RICHARDSON In 1999, a federal proposal to declare the Atlantic salmon in eight Down East rivers an endangered species sparked an outcry and prolonged challenge by the governor, the state's congressional delegation and several Maine industries. What a difference nine years make.
For a long while, our displeasure at the second-class treatment of the Androscoggin River, versus the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers, regarding the restoration of the river's habitat, has been apparent.
By Scott Thistle and Terry Karkos LEWISTON - There's a simple reason the stream near the Lewiston- Lisbon town line is named Salmon Brook. "They were here," John Ponte said.
The federal government has loudly touted and helped to fund a historic project to remove dams on the Penobscot River.
By JOHN HOLYOKE On Tuesday, the news many had expected finally arrived: Federal agencies are moving forward with a plan to expand the protection of Gulf of Maine Atlantic salmon by including fish in the Kennebec, Androscoggin and Penobscot rivers under an endangered species listing.
A landmark agreement between the Penobscot River Restoration Trust and PPL Energy Corp. to sell, remove and bypass three hydroelectric dams is a blueprint for efforts for improving river habitats.
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF OLD TOWN - Armed with $25 million in public and private funding, a coalition is pushing ahead with plans to purchase three dams in the Penobscot River as part of an unprecedented project to reopen spawning grounds for Atlantic salmon and other fish species.