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​Reaching out to a neighbor on climate change

By Eric Lister After initially dismissing Mark Preston’s perspective (The Working Waterfront, December/January issue, “Media is responsible for ‘eco-anxiety’”) I decided to pay him the courtesy of a thoughtful reply, in the hope that those who share his perspective might provide me with the same respect. So, as a physician… SEE MORE
Eastport celebrates the Fourth of July.

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Eastport is a town that gives

By Pierre Woog Eastport is a generous place. There is a constant buzz of acts of charity from fundraisers and appeals. Most contribute time or money through organizations and/or individually. Volunteering is a credo of this small city. We give to agencies devoted to do good works, be it the nursing home… SEE MORE

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Remembering Kristin Rohrbach-Westra

Editor’s note: Kristin Rohrbach-Westra, who had taught at the Chebeague Island School, died Oct. 1. Police reported it was a suicide. The following remembrance was written by Ruth Kermish-Allen, executive director of the Maine Math and Science Alliance and a former education director at the Island Institute, publisher of The Working… SEE MORE
Vinalhaven's harbor.

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Three simple solutions to Maine’s bait shortage

By Lillian Saul The three proposals outlined below would, if implemented even partially, mitigate the looming bait shortages for lobstermen across the Gulf of Maine. They directly respond to informal talk of a 400-trap limit and instead take into account the polychrome interests and needs of Maine communities and lobstermen.… SEE MORE