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2009-03-10 09:21:01

Lobstermen Collaborate with NOAA Lab and Marine Science Students New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps, or eMOLT, is a partnership involving NOAA, the Maine, Massachusetts, Downeast and Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Associations, the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, and the...

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...

2008-08-21 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...

2008-08-19 15:01:11

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part Bangor Daily News series covering plans for alternative energy projects on Maine's offshore islands. Since their earliest days, residents of Maine's offshore islands have been known for being self-reliant, using what is immediately available to them in order to help sustain themselves. The natural resources of these islands made them attractive to early colonists from Europe who were looking to establish...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Walter Griffin, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 30--VINALHAVEN, Maine -- Members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, which provides power to residents of this Penobscot Bay island and neighboring North Haven, have voted overwhelmingly to pursue a wind power project that will be the largest along the coast of the northeastern United States, according to co-op officials. The vote Monday on the proposed project was 382 co-op members in favor and 5 opposed, according to a statement...

2008-07-29 15:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: George Baker of Harvard Business School, +1-617-495- 6119, gbaker@hbs.edu; or Chip Farrington of Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, +1-207-863-4636, cfarrington@foxislands.net VINALHAVEN, Maine, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--In an overwhelming show of support, members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative from the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine voted 382 to 5 last night in favor of siting a wind-power project in their community. This vote...

2007-07-10 19:59:20

STONINGTON, Maine (AP) - Thousands of tiny 2-week-old lobsters were released into Maine waters during the weekend as part of an ongoing effort to keep the state's lobster populations strong. Working with local lobstermen, staff from a Stonington lobster hatchery released an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 of the half-inch-long lobsters at two sites off of Vinalhaven on Sunday. Another 17,000 juvenile lobsters were released in June. This is the second year the Zone C Lobster Hatchery has released...


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