Mabel Knowles Doughty with Gov. John Baldacci when the bill creating the town of Chebeague Island was signed.

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Chebeague community leader dies at 93

Mabel Knowles Doughty was 93 when she passed away on Feb. 16 on Chebeague Island, the place she had called home for more than 70 years. Her contributions to the island were many, but her crowning accomplishment was her role as one of the five secession representatives who successfully convinced… SEE MORE
Zain Padamsee collects ballots at a recent chili cook-off event on Frenchboro.

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My time as a wise man

Editor's note: Reflections is a monthly column written by Island Fellows, recent college grads who do community service work on Maine islands and in remote coastal communities through the Island Institute, publisher of The Working Waterfront. Zain Padamsee works on Frenchboro with an after-school program and with the town office.… SEE MORE

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Where on the coast?

This week's mystery harbor is in the heart of the Midcoast. The perspective is a bit unusual, but it's still one of the most photographed and recognized harbors, so no hints this time. The first five who email us the correct identification at WhereOnTheCoast@gmail.com will receive a copy of the… SEE MORE
Waves break on the shore at Roque Bluffs

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Portland proactive on immigration, Wiscasset to vote on traffic plan

Maine’s role in the major party nomination process has come and gone, with the Democrats picking Bernie Sanders and the Republican faithful choosing Ted Cruz. The GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who was endorsed by Gov. Paul LePage, had a predictably dismissive remark about Cruz’s victory, saying the Canadian-born Texas senator… SEE MORE