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The fight for the climate has a new home front

What does the Port of Seattle have to with drilling for oil in the Arctic? And if it is tied to extraction there, are protestors on sound footing by painting the port as an accomplice in the war against the climate? An unusual story is playing out on the other side… SEE MORE

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Building the definitive island snowman

Last month a perfect snow fell. It wasn't dry as dust but neither was it slush. It had just enough togetherness to respond perfectly to an effort by three youngsters to roll it into a big ball, a ball so big that Dad had to help move the eventual globe,… SEE MORE
The fishing vessel Westward being towed off a ledge by Fuller Marine Services in  Boothbay Harbor on Jan. 9.

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The Wrack Line

Compiled by Tom Groening In baseball, the hitter gets three strikes. But when it comes to a 136-foot fishing boat wandering off it's mooring, there is no third strike. The Boothbay Register has been following the saga of the Westward, a steel-hulled, Dutch-built vessel that has been moored in Boothbay… SEE MORE