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Island Institute hosts Downton Abbey tea on Jan. 30

On Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as part of the Pies on Parade weekend activities in Rockland, the Island Institute at 386 Main Street will welcome Downton Abbey fans to drop by for a cup of tea, finger sandwiches and teacakes served on fine china by Island Institute staff dressed in… SEE MORE
A Cape Air Cessna in flight.

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Cape Air links Maine coast with Boston and beyond

Maine has been a growing market for the small regional airline Cape Air, which has operated out of Owls Head, Trenton and Augusta for the last eight years, providing connections to Boston's Logan Airport. Cape Air, based in Hyannis, Mass., won the right to serve the three small airports (Knox… SEE MORE
Michael Westphal continues to run

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Going the distance against Parkinson’s

Editor's note: This story first appeared in Breaking Through, the annual report of the MDI Biological Laboratory, and is used here by permission. Michael Westphal is a native of Great Cranberry Island. Michael Westphal is a born athlete. All through high school and college, he ran competitively—track and cross country—and… SEE MORE

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Turning development theory upside down

What if the premise guiding most municipal economic development schemes were wrong? So wrong, in fact, that this basic assumption is to blame for much of the gap between tax revenue and infrastructure repair? That's the idea Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based consulting firm, asserted during a session… SEE MORE
Richard Aroneau at Planet Toys in Rockland.

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Rockland retailer shares downtown lessons

Walk into Planet Toys on Main Street in Rockland and it's what you don't see and hear that makes an impression. The stock is aimed mostly at pre-teen kids, yet there is nothing blinking or buzzing. Most of the toys do not require batteries. There are familiar games like Clue… SEE MORE