LePage’s salt water baptism

Sure, it was one of those lightweight and predictable things an elected official does—appear at a summer festival, smile and remind voters that he understands their world and its problems. But still, Gov. Paul LePage’s visit to the Maine Lobster Festival on Aug. 1 earns him some points. He posed for a photo with the

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Good intentions? Say hello to reality

The old saw, “They’re not making any new shorefront” cuts in several directions. With limited waterfront land, and increased development pressure, the value and cost go up. And value and cost are not the same things. Here in Maine, we are blessed with 3,000-plus miles of shorefront, thanks to the long, finger-like peninsulas that reach

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Happy birthday, Machias!

The town was incorporated June 23, 1784, then including what today are the towns of East Machias, Whitneyville, Machiasport and Marshfield. It was the first town incorporated between the Penobscot and the St. Croix rivers. English settlers had visited as early as 1633, when Richard Vines established a trading-post. During this period, France and England

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