A line forms outside the Peaks Island Inn during Memorial Day Weekend 2014.

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Peaks Island braces for visitors, cars and carts

  It's an oft-repeated, but inaccurate statistic—Peaks Island has never seen 1 million visitors, nor will it likely see that many this summer. But the island, with a year-round population of about 900, does see several hundred thousand visitors each year, staying for the day, overnight, a week or several… SEE MORE
Children take off in their hunt for the Easter eggs in this snapshot from decades ago.

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Hunting eggs, hunting spring

  Charlotte image The sun is shining through a milky sky. A warmth beats its way through the crisp early spring air. Stalks of new green grass struggle to poke through the thick, dead, brown mat of old grass left from the winter, and gray trees have yet to offer… 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
Paul Dalrymple with Nikki Becker.

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‘Counting’ the weather in Port Clyde and Antarctica

Ever wonder how the National Weather Service (NWS) is able to report detailed weather data for your local area? Across the country, there are over 8,700 volunteer NWS cooperative weather observers who are truly the nation's weather and climate observing network of, for, and by the people. The NWS in… 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
Diane Cowan

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Stranded by choice

When lobster scientist Diane Cowan heard that friends planned to airlift a box of goodies to her on Friendship Long Island, where she's been stranded since Jan. 30 due to extreme ice conditions, she broke into laughter. "I thought it was hilarious," said Cowan in a cellphone interview from the… SEE MORE