The sewer treatment plant in Portland's East End.

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Rising seas, bigger storms threaten sewer plants

Over the course of three days in April 2007, a storm dumped 8.5 inches of rain over Southern Maine, causing massive flooding, especially where the floodwaters met the sea. The Ogunquit sewer treatment plant, and the access road to the plant, were flooded. Five years later, an engineering report concluded… SEE MORE
Visitors to Lubec look across the narrows that connects Cobscook Bay with the Atlantic Ocean and marks the international border. Mulholland Light is on Campobello Island in Canada.

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Camping Downeast

LESLIE BOWMAN Tim Corcoran clamming in Cobscook Bay with equipment provided by the park.       Robin and John Ladd of Brownsville Junction at their campsite.   Tim and Shari Corcoran of Casco have been camping at Cobscook Bay State Park for a dozen years. “Sometimes, it seems we… SEE MORE
A runner crosses the finish line in Lubec.

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The passport marathon

Four years ago, having just moved to my new home in Lubec, I went to work immediately on a vision I had nurtured for some time: Let’s stage a marathon here. Not just a modest marathon. An international marathon that would be spectacular. One that connects the adjoining communities of… SEE MORE