Feds to sell Boon Island, Halfway Rock

BOSTON, Mass. — Two Maine islands with lighthouses will be sold by online bid in late May or early June. The General Services Administration (GSA) has taken possession of Boon Island and Halfway Rock from the U.S. Coast Guard and expects to start bidding at $5,000. “When the Coast Guard deems them no longer necessary,

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Vinalhaven carpenter leaves his mark

VINALHAVEN — Just like many of his neighbors, Charlie Reidy sees evidence of his work when he takes a boat ride around the island. But it’s not lobster buoys he’s seeing. “I built that addition there,” he’ll think to himself, “I did that dormer. I redid the roof on that house…” It gives Reidy, 47,

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Talkin’ boats, and a Beatle aboard

EAST ORLAND — It’s not surprising that a Beatle would figure in a radio show. But on this day at WERU-FM, coastal Maine’s community radio station, the Beatle makes an appearance not in song but in a seafaring yarn. And it’s quite a yarn, one that reveals a pivotable moment in this Beatle’s life. It’s

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