News of Maine's Coast and Islands
“I love the house. It lives well.” —Patricia Festino
A town grew here only after the paper mill was built to take advantage of the natural hydro power.
We all want the same thing for Maine—robust working waterfronts, resilient coastal communities, and conservation of natural resources…
The board’s mission is to support the store to serve the community…
"I have been in communities where people … are looking for opportunities like this." —Will Calkins
“Randy thinks the future of the industry is in making sure everyone is accountable for what they catch and what they throw over.” —Ben Martens
Brooks Trap Mill is the state’s biggest seller of lobster traps, with about 50,000 going off the lot each year in Thomaston, and from satellite stores in Jonesboro, West Bath and Portland.
The eight Maine coastal counties include the state’s legendary 3,500 miles of coastline (more than California). As the old cop TV show used to say in its opening, “There are eight million stories in the naked city…”
Only 25 towns and cities in Maine have some historic protection compared to 84 in New Hampshire.