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2008-07-20 00:00:19

By Walter Griffin, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 19--WINTERPORT, Maine -- The company that owned the former Holtrachem plant in Orrington has threatened to sue communities along the Penobscot River unless they sign off on all future claims against the mercury-contaminating firm.

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 11--BANGOR, Maine -- The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the consent decree that will allow the cleanup of coal tar in the Penobscot River to go forward.

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 11--Tensions are once again rising between Maine and federal officials over whether Atlantic salmon populations in the state's largest rivers should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The latest official flare-up came last week when Gov.

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By JOHN HOLYOKE Mainers were treated to a fabulous July 4 weekend, with sunny weather perfect for spending time at the beach, at camp, or enjoying a family barbecue. On Sunday, I took advantage of the weather and headed to the lake.

2008-06-24 09:02:48

By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 24--HOWLAND, Maine -- The former Howland Tannery building on the Penobscot River will be razed to make way for a fish bypass, but not for a few years, project advocates said Monday.

2008-06-14 15:00:13

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 14--Maine Warden Service divers looking for a missing fisherman from East Millinocket planned to search a "point of interest" today that was identified in aerial photographs.

2007-08-29 15:10:00

Henry David Thoreau made his third and final trip to Maine's North Woods 150 years ago, traveling waterways and forests that shaped so many of his ideas about nature.

2006-12-08 12:00:00

By DEIRDRE FLEMING Staff Writer The Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission appeared open Thursday to a spring fishing season for Atlantic salmon after a successful trial this fall on the Penobscot River.


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