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Current Edition | Agriculture

Author Mary Quinn Doyle documents the changes in Maine's farms and their economic importance

Walking amid the Holstein cows at Benson Farm in Gorham, writer and photographer Mary Quinn Doyle seems at home, petting a calf while scoping out the dairy and composting operations. And...
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Fifth-generation operator takes family-owned North Haven boatyard into the modern age

Adam Alexander is the fifth-generation operator of the family-owned J.O. Brown & Son Inc., a boatyard that has been on the island of North Haven since 1888. It...
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On the edge: Monhegan Island's year-round residents take charge of their future

Shermie Stanley doesn't need to read the Island Institute's 62-page 2011 status report on Maine's 15 year-round island communities to know how Monhegan Island is faring. All he has to do...
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Current Edition | Real Estate & Construction

Northeast Harbor reset: After two major downtown fires, rebuilding includes a rethinking

Several years after two devastating downtown fires, Northeast Harbor is finally seeing a resurgence.
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From pencil to computer: Lobstermen adapting to digital data collection

Just 10% of Maine's lobster fishermen, selected randomly each year, are required to report landings and other data to the Department of Marine Resources.