STONINGTON—Lobsters and lobstering connect two new books from Penobscot Books this holiday season.
Andrew Gove, a legend along the Maine coast, started writing down his stories more than a decade ago and kept up the work right up until he died at age 90 in June 2020. Reading The Life of a Maine Lobsterman—82 Years on the Water is like sitting at his kitchen table overlooking Stonington Harbor as he tells you his stories. And stories there be in this memoir—of growing up on Eagle Island in a large extended family, his earliest days of lobstering, flying a two-seater Cessna, participating in the lobster boat races up and down the coast, and more.
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Callahan Mine cleanup continues
Major work set for this summer
Blue Hill Public Library
Wild Sun Catchers—Seaweed
Lobster tales and lobster facts featured in two new local books
Andrew Gove’s memoir and the Roops’ new ABC
Solar farm application leads to discussion of local ordinance
BLUE HILL—On Monday, November 16, members of Blue Hill select and planning boards discussed the pros and cons of amending the existing Commercial Site Plan Review Ordinance to address commercial solar farms, versus developing and adopting a separate commercial solar farm ordinance.
Lefty Fourchette, cuisinière
Lefty Fourchette est dans sa cuisine creating her prix fixe, table d’hôte, holiday menu.
SPCA pet matchmakers visit Blue Hill for adoption event
BLUE HILL—On Saturday, September 19, staff and volunteers from the Hancock County SPCA set up a booth at the Blue Hill Co-op for some “Pet Matchmaking.”
At Home Round Robin auction benefits elders-in-need
Sales generate $5,000
Pushcart Press releases third book by McCall
BROOKLIN—Rob McCall is one of those rare individuals who strives to share his vision of hope for now and for the future.
Golden seeks campaign finance reform, ‘good for democracy'
Raises $2.8 million for campaign, despite misgivings
American Academy of Arts and Letters honors Henderson
BROOKLIN—Earlier this year, Bill Henderson almost threw the letter he received from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in the trash.
LAWYERS CLASH OVER $1B HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR
Attorneys for conservation organizations and an electric utility clashed this week before a federal appeals court over the adequacy of environmental reviews of a key portion of a power transmission project in western Maine.
The End Of Shame
The abject public apology, a mainstay of American politics since Grover Cleveland, is fading
A walled and plant-filled courtyard is a private sanctuary for a Madison couple.
Abuse and Power
Andrew Cuomo’s governorship has been defined by cruel behavior that disguised chronic mismanagement. Why was that celebrated for so long?
The Equality Issue – All in It Together? Yes and No
The pandemic has highlighted structural inequalities that have plagued society for decades
Notes for new breeders
Experienced breeders will tell you that there are a number of things they wish someone had told them before they had their first litter. This article will share a few of those items with you in the hope that it will encourage you to read more and ask more questions.
Keeping family ties strong
Twelve months of COVID makes for a long year away from kids and grandkids
The Space Between Us
Pandemic life has spelled out the limits—and a few joys—of spending time together.
MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SPEED: SNOWMOBILES ENJOY BOOM
The thrill of hurtling along a remote trail, coupled with Americans’ ongoing desire to get outside during the pandemic, is creating the biggest boom in more than two decades for the snowmobiling industry.
How I Helped My Dad Die
His body wrecked by ALS, my father insisted that his death, like his life, was his to control