News of Maine's Coast and Islands
“The minerals in the mud around here are really good for your skin." —Willie Drury
Rick Frantz and Jennifer Fox are part of Portland’s vibrant waterfront scene. They own Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street, and they take the ferry home each night to Great Diamond Island. Casco Bay is literally their backyard.
Salt marshes are disappearing. Scientists, who say these tidal wetlands are critical components of coastal environments, have been sounding the alarm for years.
With the new engine, Glover’s fuel is consumption down 10 percent to 12 percent.
The documentary film The Smog of the Sea chronicles a one-week journey of citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.
Maine’s share of the recent settlement with Volkswagen for the car manufacturer’s violation of emission laws is about $21 million.
“These free admission days are like a limited time free trial offer,” said Acadia Superintendent Kevin Schneider.
Marine patrol officers Jonathan Varnum (left) and Alex Hebert (right) recently graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
The grants are financed by the marine economy and jobs bond approved by voters in 2014.