The wharf in Port Clyde.

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St. George voters OK purchase of Port Clyde wharf

St. George voters supported a proposal to purchase a waterfront property in the village of Port Clyde on May 11. The move carried in a 245-104 vote. The town had negotiated a $810,000 purchase option, contingent on the vote. The former Mosquito Island Lobster Company property is assessed at $1.1 million. The… SEE MORE
Students from the Blueberry Harvest School learn about sustainable fisheries during an August 2014 trip in Frenchman Bay.

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Hispanics help Washington County grow

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about how immigration is changing the face of the Maine coast. The writer, Jennifer Atkinson, is a lawyer in Friendship who specializes in immigration matters. If asked to name the most ethnically diverse towns in Maine few people would… SEE MORE

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Tall ships festival sails into Portland in July

PORTLAND — Sailing Ships Portland has announced a new maritime festival that is expected to bring tens of thousands of people and a fleet of tall ships to Portland's waterfront this summer. The festival, called Iberdrola USA Tall Ships Portland 2015, will take place from July 18-20 on the Maine State… SEE MORE

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Keeping it live at Andy’s in the Old Port

PHOTO ESSAY BY KATIE JOHNSON SEE THE SLIDESHOW Looking for live music? Andy’s Old Port Pub is locally famous for having music every night of the week. Owners and Great Diamond Island residents Rick Frantz and Jennifer Fox’s support music draws performers from all over the state, country and occasionally… SEE MORE
Commercial Street in Portland.

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Cumberland is Maine’s fastest growing county

The U.S. Census Bureau reported on where the heaviest population growth in Maine was concentrated last year. The fastest-growing county in Maine between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Cumberland, whose population rose 0.67 percent over the period. Cumberland was followed by York (0.62 percent), Knox (0.22 percent),… SEE MORE
An aerial view of West Street in Bar Harbor shows the prominence of the West Street Hotel

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Spiffed up or over-developed?

BAR HARBOR — Artist and business owner Sherry Rasmussen remembers, in the 1970s, taking her puppy for a romp at the sand bar off Bar Harbor. A 20-something traveling by VW van, she was new in town, proudly sporting a pair of L.L. Bean boat shoes. On this nice day,… SEE MORE