For years, Boothbay officials believed an in perpetuity clause kept them from seeking a better cable franchise agreement. In 1992, Boothbay entered into a franchise agreement with Cablevision, as the town’s exclusive cable television provider.
A person doesn’t have to be stuck in traffic to notice that on the grass in front of the headquarters of Midcoast Conservancy on Route 1 in Edgecomb, there is a wide array of custom made outdoor furniture, made from local and sustainably harvested wood.
In plenty of time for the year 2020, photographer Robert Mitchell 20th “Around Boothbay Harbor” calendar in 20 years is now available. As he points out, that’s 240 “cherished views.” It’s uncanny how he continues to produce unique takes on familiar scenes and locales.
“Amazing!” was how an organizer described local response to Wiscasset’s inaugural farmers market June 6. The outdoor market held Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. will continue at the waterfront through the summer and into September.
Given the key role the Coast Guard has played in Maine’s long sea-faring tradition, Boothbay region residents did not hesitate to help when the Coast Guard’s paychecks stopped last January during the government shutdown.
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine’s deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in recent years, putting the endangered species at increased risk.
Maine’s rich cultural history spans thousands of years. The first coastal residents were the indigenous hunters and gatherers who relied on the natural resources of the region’s forests, marshes, and coastline.
On Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center will host a talk by Dr. Darien Mizuta of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory in Milford, Connecticut.
LakeSmart is an educational program intended to protect the water quality of lakes and ponds by offering free evaluations and information to homeowners about best practices for managing their waterfront homes and yards to prevent harmful runoff.
When Midcoast Conservancy holds timber frame courses at Hidden Valley Nature Center, more than post-and-beam frames are built: partnerships, friendships and new skill sets are regular features of the four-day workshops.
“Maine Creatures Great & Small” lecture series is a collaboration between Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy. The four-part series looks at four organisms important to our state’s aquatic habitats.