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Halibut—a huge, thrilling, and tasty fish

“Once you’ve caught a halibut, you’ll never be the same, if you like fishing,” said Erik Waterman, a commercial fisherman who lives in South Thomaston and fishes out of Spruce Head. Waterman was talking about wild-caught Atlantic halibut, one of the largest fish in the Gulf of Maine and the… SEE MORE

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Is ropeless fishing ready for prime time?

[caption id="attachment_24983" align="alignleft" width="300"] PHOTO: COURTESY BLUE PLANET STRATEGIES[/caption] As the North Atlantic right whale population declines rapidly, regulators have proposed or enacted a series of closures of significant areas of lobster fishing grounds off the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada to protect the endangered whales from entanglement… SEE MORE
bait bins

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Our waterfronts deliver the perfect superfood

Over the past year there has been renewed focus on the value of infrastructure. Transportation, health, information, electrical, and even the food system’s infrastructures have all been stressed, tested, and failed as we collectively experienced the fallout from years of undervaluing and underfunding the foundational elements that keep our society… SEE MORE
A park ranger uses a mobile device to verify a visitor's reservation at the entrance to the Cadillac Summit Road during an 18-day pilot in October. PHOTO: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/JOHN KELLY

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Acadia officials optimistic about 2021 visitation

  [caption id="attachment_24334" align="alignnone" width="725"] Seen here is a rendering of Phase 2 construction of the Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton. PHOTO: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE[/caption] Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider is optimistic that visitation this year could be at or near normal levels, as the vaccination rollout boosts traveler… SEE MORE
Josh Rowan and Erin Desmond are restoring Hindu in Thomaston.

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Restoring Hindu

[caption id="attachment_24228" align="alignnone" width="700"] Josh Rowan and Erin Desmond. PHOTO: KELLI PARK[/caption] What could be better than a vessel that encapsulates the timelessness of a love story, the enchantment of a fairy tale, and the mystical allure of a legend? Well, how about one with the spirit of Maine in… SEE MORE