The Maine Department of Marine Resources has expanded the closed area of the Penobscot River following analysis of mercury levels.

Photo courtesy of Maine Department of Marine Resources

Monday, August 29, 2016

School transfers, pre-K programs changing enrollment landscape

The Island & The Peninsula —

Pinning down the precise number of students can be akin to herding cats. Students move out, move in or transfer schools during summertime, making planning for class size and other ...

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Back to school information for the Adams School


Back to school information for Maine Maritime Academy


Maine Maritime Academy and town talk plans for upcoming events


Back to school information for George Stevens Academy


Back to school information for Penobscot Community School

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The commanding officers
The commanding officers

New trainees begin regimental preparation at MMA

Castine —

Maine Maritime Academy welcomed its newest batch of MUGs (Midshipmen Under Guidance) to campus Thursday, August 18, for Regimental Preparatory Training.

Regimental Preparatory Training is held yearly at ...

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DMR to hold public hearing on expanded Penobscot River closure


MMA trustees elect officers


Labor Day Deadlines and Schedule

Monday, August 22, 2016

New wheels in Penobscot
New wheels in Penobscot

Castine residents hear proposal for water rate increase

Castine —

A 21-percent increase in water rates was the topic of conversation during a public hearing Monday, August 15, at Emerson Hall.

The increase was suggested by the Utility Board ...

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Castine Main Street Association discusses highs, lows of reconstruction


Wilson Museum adds artwork by Dunham to its permanent collection

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Band conductor
Band conductor

Ben Bradlee recounts historic Spotlight team investigation

Castine —

Emerson Hall was standing room only Tuesday, August 16, as residents of Castine and the surrounding area listened to former Boston Globe editor Ben Bradlee Jr. recount his experience as ...

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Castine Town Band, keeping the beat for 18 years


PERC sues Maine DEP over Fiberight licensing

Monday, August 15, 2016

In the harbor
In the harbor

Just in time?
Water capture-and-filtration project to be online soon

Castine —

An innovative design to capture natural runoff through a filtering system that funnels into the town water supply will be in operation soon. Castine Town Manager Jimmy Goodson said state ...

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Dorade, America visit Castine Harbor


Local newspaper editors explore the role of media in the 21st century