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    September 9, 2011

    Growing up in the global war

    In 2001, Lincolnville resident Norman Gilmore was a freshman at Belfast Area High School. “I was sitting in geography class and it came over the announcements that some planes had hit the World Trade Centers,” he said. “At that time I didn’t know what the World Trade Centers were.” “I got to my English class just after lunch. We just sat there and watched the news. That’s when I realized what was really going …

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    July 22, 2011

    Mobile food vendor brings Mexican cuisine to Midcoast

    Mark Hannibal said he chose the name for his new business because he wants people to know it was all about having fun. Marko Loco’s Crazy Good Food is a Mexican-style concession that operates out of a mobile canteen truck. Hannibal and his wife, Megan Cressler, came up with the idea after returning from a trip to the West Coast to adopt their daughter, who was born Dec. 13. “While we were out there, we came …

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    May 28, 2011

    New York inventor creates lobster habitat for Maine waters

    “The principle of this mooring is that, rather than being a featureless block of concrete or granite, it creates habitat,” said Lobster Institute Executive Director Robert Bayer on May 26. “It’s full of tunnels,” he said. “Those habitats are shelters for lobster — which is our target — as well as crabs. Fish will swim through it.” Bayer was in Rockport to accompany Capt. Robert Iserbyt of Rockport Charters as …

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    March 31, 2011

    Mural removed after hundreds flock to Augusta

    A mural commissioned by the Maine Department of Labor to hang in its reception room at 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta, and removed by the building’s facilities crew last weekend at the request of Gov. Paul LePage, is reportedly under lock and key at the same building. According to a March 30 interview on the MPBN radio program “Maine Things Considered,” and a story posted at 5:03 p.m. that evening at pressherald.c…

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    March 4, 2011

    Monhegan wind project awaits federal assessment

    A draft environmental assessment for the University of Maine’s proposed DeepCWind project off Monhegan is awaiting Department of Energy reviews and revisions. An e-mail message from National Environmental Policy Act specialist Laura Margason to Rockland resident Ron Huber said the assessment would probably be posted for public review and comment sometime between mid-March and mid-April. At that point it would …

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    March 4, 2011

    Carbon in air leads to acid in oceans

    Whether human activity is responsible for the spike in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or not, one result that must be dealt with is ocean acidification. That was the consensus of a panel that addressed those attending Clam Day at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum March 3 at the Samoset Resort. Thursday’s session was moderated by Sherman Hoyt of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant, and …

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    March 4, 2011

    Fishermen’s forum opens with red tide discussion

    Thursday was Clam Day at the 36th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum, and the day opened with a session on the state’s efforts to understand the causes and results of the algal blooms that cause red tide. Department of Marine Resources Director of Biotoxin Monitoring Darcie Couture began the discussion in the Samoset Resort’s Penobscot Bay Room by describing the history of paralytic shellfish poisoning monitoring. …

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    March 1, 2011

    Governor, transportation agency suspend Gateway 1 effort

    Don White, of Camden, said Tuesday afternoon, March 1, that the Maine Department of Transportation’s Gateway 1 program had been suspended. White is chairman of the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee. On March 1, White and the other municipal representatives on the committee received a letter from DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt telling them the decision to suspend the Gateway 1 planning process was …

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    February 25, 2011

    Walking in the dark

    During the past decade, more than 43,000 Americans, including almost 4,000 children, were killed while crossing or walking along streets in their communities. This is the equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing roughly every month, according to a report at the website of National Complete Streets Campaign. There are plenty of local examples to highlight the issue, including an incident Feb. 10, when a 16-year-old …

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    February 22, 2011

    Liberty hitchhiker found with drugs in Lincolnville

    A hitchhiker was arrested in Lincolnville on Feb. 18 after he was allegedly found to be in possession of prescription medications that were not his own. Lincolnville Police Chief Ron Young said Officer Merl Reed stopped Taylor Jewett, 29, of Liberty at around 6:25 p.m. Jewett was hitchhiking on Route 52 near Town House Road toward Northport. Reed stopped to check on him, smelled alcohol on his breath and …

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