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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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.
‘Discretion' is a powerful tool available to police
Hancock County SheriffScott Kane says unrest and bad policing in the country will bring change to his department, but he thinks the department, the way it is now, has one power that will keep it on its foundation.
New garden addresses food insecurity
Volunteers in cooperative effort
SPRING HUNTING IN MAINE
In 1982 Maine closed its spring season, but you can still spring hunt with an outfitter on some tribal lands.
Bear Dogs - East vs West
The term “bear dog” means something different to every houndsman.
ASK OLD HOUSE JOURNAL
ASK OLD HOUSE JOURNAL
Not your ordinary classroom experience
Skippers Program teaches fishing safety
A stamp of approval for Marlinespike
Belvedere Craft fellowhip goes to Tim Whitten
Bear Hunting Under Attack in New Jersey
In a recent social media post, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said this will be the last year for the New Jersey bear hunt, which has faced criticism from hunters, biologists, concerned citizens, and New Jersey conservation groups alike.
LIVING THE DREAM
After the author arrives in Maine’s fabled North Woods with a moose tag in his pocket, an adventure he’s been wanting to take his entire hunting life, reality sets in, and he learns a valuable lesson: Be careful what you wish for
Surrender to indulgence at Maine’s White Barn Inn.
Explore the ports of New England and Eastern Canada.
IT S ONE THING TO ATTEMPT TO SET OUT TO PLAY EVERY SINGLE GAME IN AN ENTIRE GENRE.