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  • Eat Like a Fish forum set for Stonington

    STONINGTON — The Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and the nonprofit group Eating with the Ecosystem will hold a public discussion about diversifying local seafood diets at the center’s Stonington headquarters at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Kate Masury, program director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present findings from a research effort called

  • Play it safe on the water, state agencies advise

    AUGUSTA — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, which kicked off May 18, the Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard ask boaters to pay extra attention to boating safety, and to especially always wear lifejackets, as even the most experienced boaters can fall victim to boating crashes.   Wear

  • Lifejackets for Lobstermen headed this way

    Lifejackets for Lobstermen headed this way

    BLUE HILL — No one who lives on the coast of Maine, or reads the newspaper, underestimates the dangers fishermen face every time they go out on their boats. They can get snagged by a winch cable, struck by a piece of heavy rigging or pitched over the side. Few lobstermen who go overboard are

  • Strong showings for locals at Downeast Regatta

    Strong showings for locals at Downeast Regatta

    CASTINE — It was a good weekend for Massachusetts high school sailors at the 21st annual Downeast Invitational Regatta hosted by Maine Maritime Academy in Castine Harbor, but Maine sailors had plenty to cheer about as well. After 18 races sailed over two days, the Belmont Hill School from Belmont, Mass., placed first in the

  • Mother whale, washed ashore on Cape Cod, will wind up at COA

    Mother whale, washed ashore on Cape Cod, will wind up at COA

    SANDWICH, Mass. — When a group aboard a whale watch vessel spotted a dead humpback whale floating in the Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Scituate, Mass., May 4, whale experts around New England sprang into action. They identified the whale as a female known as Vector, first seen and cataloged in 1984. They made

  • DMR commissioner briefs Legislature on whales and bait

    DMR commissioner briefs Legislature on whales and bait

    AUGUSTA — Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher briefed the Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee on the latest news from the lobster bait and whale front and the news was not good. Speaking at a May 7 committee workshop, Keliher said that the state was under severe pressure from NOAA Fisheries to find ways to

  • Trout Unlimited meeting in Ellsworth May 15

    ELLSWORTH — Georges River Trout Unlimited will host a Downeast Chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. with an informal gathering for those who wish to establish a Trout Unlimited chapter in Downeast Maine. The featured presentation begins at 7. Shri Verrill, a Downeast

  • MMA training ship sails on summer cruise

    MMA training ship sails on summer cruise

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine set sail last week carrying nearly 300 students, crew, instructors and support staff on a cruise scheduled to touch ports in Spain, England, Estonia and Norway before returning to the United States. The ship is scheduled to return to Castine on July 13. The

  • Observatory opening further delayed

    Observatory opening further delayed

    PROSPECT — The opening of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory will be delayed for several weeks, the Maine Department of Transportation announced Friday. A valve on the observatory’s fire suppression system failed. The department has ordered a replacement but the part needs to be specially constructed, said DOT spokesman Paul Merrill. The fire suppression needs

  • Downeast Regatta is scheduled for Castine

    Downeast Regatta is scheduled for Castine

    CASTINE — The 21st annual Downeast Fleet Racing Invitational Regatta, sponsored by George Stevens Academy, gets underway this weekend with a forecast of morning showers and brisk winds on Saturday, clouds on Sunday and mild weather throughout. Maine Maritime Academy hosts the event, furnishes the 420 dinghies used for racing and provides staffing and auxiliary

  • Sen. Collins, Navy secretary speak at 76th MMA commencement

    Sen. Collins, Navy secretary speak at 76th MMA commencement

    CASTINE — Commencement ceremonies are always a big deal, but Maine Maritime Academy’s 76th annual commencement last Saturday featured an all-star cast. About 193 students marched at commencement, held in MMA’s Alexander Field House, including candidates for Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. As usual, proud parents, grandparents, spouses and