Sign In:


Latest
  • Published
    March 11, 2012

    Writers Talk

    Lincolnville author Elizabeth Hand writes in a small cottage on Coleman Pond, at a desk under a window that faces the woods and water. In the wooden frame of another window that arches above the dining table are carved the following words from Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”: “It’s my world and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is not worth …

  • Published
    March 8, 2012

    Clammers on front lines of climate change

    When it comes to the acid-base balance in human blood or ocean water, a small change can mean a lot. That was the message presented at a March 3 seminar at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum. The scale between acid and base conditions is expressed using the term pH, on a range from 0 to 14. Pure water is neutral, with a pH of 7. A lower number designates acid conditions. “In the last 1,000 years, CO2 was stable at 280 …

  • Published
    March 8, 2012

    Rockport budget grows by 3 percent

    Rockport’s proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2012-13 continues a trend of keeping expenditures well below the cap on increases imposed by LD 1, the state law signed by Gov. John Baldacci in 2005 that was designed to reduce Mainers’ property tax burden. Because Rockport’s budgets over the last five years or more have averaged more than 10 percent below the allowable level of growth in the amount to be …

  • Published
    March 8, 2012

    Collaborative data collection makes seas safer for fishermen, others

    Fishermen and others who want to know in advance whether conditions at sea will be amenable to their efforts have many ways to access information from a variety of sources. On March 2, the 2012 Maine Fishermen’s Forum held a session on forecasting and predicting marine weather and ocean conditions, to offer insights into the tools that are available. Hosted by fisherman Steve Train, presenters included Northeaster…

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Sap runs early in Midcoast towns

    Tom Cox, Skip Pound and Jimmy Annis started tapping maple trees early this season. The three men collect sap from their properties in Rockport and Hope and boil it down at Cox’s sap shack on Park Street in Rockport for syrup that is given to family and friends. Cox said March 7 that he started collecting the watery liquid that when concentrated by evaporation becomes maple syrup on Feb. 16. Since that time, he …

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Rep. Pingree passes on Senate run

    Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-North Haven, has announced that she will not seek the Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. In a March 7 press release, Pingree said she was humbled by and grateful for the support and encouragement she received in considering a Senate run. “Although the prospect of running for and possibly serving in the United States Senate was very exciting, I believe I will best …

  • Published
    March 4, 2012

    Federal and state fisheries regulators meet in Rockport

    Meredith Mendelson, advisor on ocean matters to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, talks with Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Under Secretary of Commerce Jane Lubchenco in the lobby of the Samoset Resort. All three were in Rockport to participate in the 37th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum, March 1 through 3.

  • Published
    March 3, 2012

    Late winter storm frosts the coast

    After a long open winter, the first of March brought howling winds followed by snow that covered the coast.

  • Published
    March 3, 2012

    Snowe’s visit to Fishermen’s Forum canceled due to weather

    A visit by Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, to the 37th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport on March 3 was canceled when rain, fog and icy conditions prevented her from flying into Knox County Regional Airport. Snowe, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, announced Feb. 28 that she would not seek re-election in November. In a statement released March 2 and …

  • Published
    March 3, 2012

    South Thomaston children honored for saving Warren home from fire

    When Karen Cochran’s barn on Clement Point Road in Warren began burning Jan. 15, brothers Adrien and Nick Williams were next door, visiting their grandfather. At first, when Adrien, 7, and Nick, 4, tried to alert grandfather Keith Smalley, he told them it was probably someone burning brush. But the boys persisted and finally persuaded Smalley to go to the window, where he saw the barn burning. South Thomaston …

  • The Press Box



  • Offers
  • Briefs
close x