ferry crosses Rockland harbor

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Vinalhaven native named ferry chief

[caption id="attachment_37218" align="alignleft" width="275"] William Geary Jr.[/caption] William Geary Jr. has been named director of the Maine State Ferry Service. Born on Vinalhaven, Geary is a 1998 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, where he earned an unlimited 3rd mate’s license. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for… SEE MORE
Children play at one of the stops along the Schoodic Byway.

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Schoodic scenic highway adds kid appeal

The Schoodic National Scenic Byway was established as a way of reviving a region reeling from a base closure. More than 25 years later, some local folks have broadened the appeal of the 29-mile long road, making it kid- and family-friendly. The Kids Quest installations along the road earned the… SEE MORE
Tenants Harbor

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Storm damage closes Bean lobster pier

A powerful winter storm that left thousands without power for days and brought devastation to communities all along the Maine coast in December also struck a blow at Linda Bean’s lobster empire, though the ultimate impact on the high-profile business is unclear. The storm that struck just days before Christmas… SEE MORE