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  • A new book celebrates the return of fish to the Penobscot

    A new book celebrates the return of fish to the Penobscot

    Reviewed by Carl Little Special to The Ellsworth American You know that children’s song “Three Little Fishies” with its chorus, “And they swam swam swam right over the dam”? Were it that easy. In Peter Taylor’s “From the Mountains to the Sea: The Historic Restoration of the Penobscot River (Islandport Press, softbound, 146 pages, $24.95),

  • On the Road Review: Toyota Avalon AWD

    On the Road Review: Toyota Avalon AWD

    Toyota Motor Co. is the largest automaker in the world, selling vehicles on every continent. Akio Toyoda, great-grandson of the founder and now the man in charge of this sprawling industrial giant, has brought excitement to the fringe products produced by Toyota (think Supra sports car and NASCAR racing) as well as innovation and solidity

  • New book celebrates the return of fish to the Penobscot

    New book celebrates the return of fish to the Penobscot

    Peter Taylor, president of Harpswell-based Waterview Consulting, has written an inspiring account of the Penobscot River’s successful restoration begun in the late 1990s. You know that children’s song “Three Little Fishies” with its chorus, “And they swam swam swam right over the dam”? Were it that easy. In Peter Taylor’s “From the Mountains to the

  • Small gardens, big harvests

    Small gardens, big harvests

    Participants will see how much produce they can grow in a 4-by-8 foot raised bed, measuring 8 inches deep, on Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s grounds.

  • Katahdin region inspires plein-air paintings

    Katahdin region inspires plein-air paintings

    BLUE HILL — Maine’s highest mountain and the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, encompassing 87,563 acres of mountains and forestland east of Baxter State Park, inspired Brooklin artist Alison C. Dibble and Sherman artist Candace McKellar to create 54 paintings that were on view through Feb. 27 at the Blue Hill Public Library. The

  • On the Road Review: Infiniti QX50

    On the Road Review: Infiniti QX50

    When Infiniti debuted in America in 1989, it was a three-sedan lineup working against Lexus and Acura for the established luxury car market long held by brands named Cadillac, Lincoln, plus the German brands. Performance was the niche that Nissan’s luxury arm pursued, earning accolades from the critics. Over the past 30 years, this segment

  • On the Road Review: Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax

    On the Road Review: Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax

    In an industry that favors four- to five-year product designs, Toyota counters that philosophy with extended-run production cycles that are far longer than what competitors utilize on their vehicles.  Camry and Corolla sedans might get styling updates to remain competitive every few years, yet the foundation, the chassis and powertrain, might remain unaltered for much

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