PORTLAND ( AP) — A fight over who owns the seaweed that can be harvested along the coast of Maine is going all the way to the state’s highest court.
Commercial harvesters typically collect more than 10 million pounds of seaweed per year in Maine.
But harvesters and some shore front property owners are locked in a dispute over whether it’s being taken from private property.
Maine Public announces the addition of a sixth FM frequency serving Maine’s Midcoast to its new classical broadcast radio network. WBQA (96.7), originating out of Boothbay Harbor, joins 99.7 in Waterville, 106.1 in Bangor, 91.5 in Fryeburg, 93.7 in Bar Harbor/Ellsworth, and 104.1 in Portland as part of the Maine Public Classical network.
Bowdoin College has joined 50 other institutions in supporting a lawsuit to challenge President Donald Trump’s order to end protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children 16 years old or younger.
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the organization managing the transition of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station from military to civilian use, honored three Brunswick Landing companies for innovative business practices at the MRRA annual meeting Wednesday.
Following a crushing defeat of the York County casino initiative by voters last Tuesday, the state Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted last week to open an investigation into the state’s referendum process to see if it is being abused by special interests.
Environmentalists and commercial fishing groups on the East Coast are divided over a decision to increase the amount fishermen can catch of an ecologically vital small fish.
A bill seeking to extend tax breaks for Bath Iron Works — set to expire in a little more than a year — will be considered by the Maine Legislature in its second session.
Bath Iron Works plans to submit a concept design for a new class of frigates in response to a request for proposal issued by the Navy last week.
If BIW’s design is chosen, the shipyard will be tasked with building 20 FFG(X)-class frigates starting in 2020.
Androscoggin Bank, with local locations in Brunswick and Lisbon Falls, and its MainStreet Foundation recently announced the recipients of its quarterly impact grants for the third quarter of 2017.
BRUNSWICK — What do you think of when you hear the term long-term care? Statistically, if you are 65 or older, 70 percent of those individuals will require some form of care at some point in their remaining years. The need for long-term care is the elephant in the room, the uninvited guest who keeps on growing bigger every year.
BRUNSWICK — Modern Pest Services recently announced that Paul Lavallee, training manager, has been awarded certification as an Associate Certified
Entomologist (ACE) by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation.
TOPSHAM — John and June Larson, owners of Topsham Fair Mall, recently announced the opening of two new stores, Highbrow and Maine Made & More.
Around the turn of the century, there was a short-lived television program called “Sports Night.” It only ran for two seasons on ABC before it was off the air and coined itself as a dramedy — half drama, half comedy. It starred Peter Krause, Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Robert Guillaume, to name a few.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, shifting our collective mindset away from property buying and selling complexities to creating welcoming homes and celebrating holiday feasts. Whether we are homeowners or renters, enjoying housing stability is a true blessing.
The village of Wiscasset is making plans for a festive holiday season with Holiday Marketfest, four days of special events, shopping opportunities and treats for the whole family.
From Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 7-10, stores and galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or later, offering gift ideas, music and munchies.
Bath Savings Institution recently honored employees for their commitment to exceptional service and customer relationships at the Annual Employee Recognition Night. The ceremony was held in late October in Bath.
The award recipients were:
• Courtney Green was voted as most helpful internal support person. She is part of the facilities team in Bath.