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A star is born on North Haven

It was Amanda’s idea. She had seen the star on Mount Battie and thought North Haven should have one, too. North Haven is going all out decorating the island to cheer everybody up in this long time of COVID fatigue, she thought. Wouldn’t it be great to have a bright… SEE MORE
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How I outwitted a dead turkey

Early on Thanksgiving morning I came downstairs to put the turkey in the oven. Elaine had asked me to do this, she having spent most of the previous day getting things ready, making pies and so forth. On the counter was a note: “Pre-heat the oven to 350. Rinse the… SEE MORE

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Chebeague Island has new town administrator

Chebeague Island town administrator, Marjorie Stratton, who has served the island community for the past five years, is stepping down. [caption id="attachment_22775" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Justin Poirer[/caption] According to long-time select board member Donna Damon, Stratton has left the town with a stable workforce and in a sound financial position. Stratton… SEE MORE

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Deer Island marks 250 years of endurance

Editor's note: This story first appeared in The Quoddy Tides, and appears here with permission. Until as late as 1770, Deer Island—which lies between Eastport and New Brunswick, and is part of the Canadian province—is believed to only have been used by the Wabanaki peoples, primary Passamaquoddy, for hunting. In… SEE MORE
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Family ties fray on a Maine island

The Guest Book By Sarah Blake; Flatiron Books, New York Toward the very end of Sarah Blake’s insightful novel, The Guest Book, one of the principal characters is collecting mussels on the shore of fictional Crockett’s Island, which lies just across a narrows from the real Vinalhaven. “The tide sucked… SEE MORE