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Staff

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Feb. 6

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Jan. 27 and Feb.2: Jeffrey M. Durand, 26, Blue Hill, 10 days for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving to endanger. Solomon I. Drew, 20, Old Town, two days for furnishing liquor to a minor and operating a motor vehicle while

  • Schooner torn from shore in storm

    Schooner torn from shore in storm

    By Rob Wolfe and Joe Lawlor, Portland Press Herald KENNEBUNK — The weekend storm ripped the Spirit of Massachusetts floating restaurant off its moorings, sending it to the banks of the Kennebunk River, where it became stuck on the rocks. The storm brought record rainfall on Saturday, including 3.37 inches at the Portland International Jetport,

  • Fishermen’s catch likely to change as Gulf of Maine warms

    Fishermen’s catch likely to change as Gulf of Maine warms

    By Penelope Overton Portland Press Herald PORTLAND — In a warmer future, Maine fishermen will probably be catching squid or mackerel, not cod or herring. They will probably have to travel farther and fine-tune their gear to catch the cold-water species that remain in the Gulf of Maine, like lobster and sea scallops, and be

  • MDI alum on tour with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

    MDI alum on tour with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

    By Aimsel Ponti Portland Press Herald PORTLAND — Musician and native Mainer Emma Stanley is living her dream, one that dates back to her childhood. She is on tour with the 50th anniversary production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” playing trumpet and keys in the show’s 11-person orchestra. The opening

  • Scientists meeting in Portland say right whale on the way to extinction

    Scientists meeting in Portland say right whale on the way to extinction

    By Penelope Overton Portland Press Herald PORTLAND — The future continues to grow ever darker for the highly endangered right whale, a species that has been in decline every year since 2010 and is at the heart of regulatory protection efforts threatening to upend Maine’s valuable lobster fishery. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium estimates

  • Driver charged in fatal Acadia crash says blood draw was unauthorized

    By Megan Gray Portland Press Herald BANGOR — A man facing federal charges in a fatal crash is asking a judge to throw out a state-mandated blood alcohol test because the accident happened in Acadia National Park. Praneeth Manubolu has been indicted on three counts of manslaughter, two counts of operating under the influence and

  • Lobster landings are down 40% lower than this time last year

    Lobster landings are down 40% lower than this time last year

    By Penelope Overton Portland Press Herald   NEW CASTLE, NH — Maine’s lobster catch is “way off” so far this year, according to Maine’s top fishing regulator. As of the end of September, Maine fishermen had landed less than 50 million pounds of lobster, said Pat Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

  • GMRI launches climate center

    GMRI launches climate center

    By Penelope Overton Portland Press Herald PORTLAND — The marine science lab that first told the world the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than almost any other part of the ocean is launching a virtual climate center that will focus on finding solutions to the challenges related to ocean warming. Under this virtual banner,

  • Herring fishermen, dealer exceeded quota, DMR says

    Herring fishermen, dealer exceeded quota, DMR says

    By Penelope Overton Portland Press Herald ROCKLAND — The owner and operator of a Rockland herring boat, one of his crew and a local wholesale seafood dealer are facing charges of exceeding their quota for the popular lobster bait at a time when fishing regulators are trying to rebuild the stock. Glenn Robbins, a 72-year-old third-generation

  • Environmental groups weigh in on whale rules

    Environmental groups weigh in on whale rules

    By Penelope Overton Portland Press Herald SOUTH PORTLAND — Environmentalists showed up in large numbers last Thursday night to urge federal fishing regulators to defend the endangered right whale against what they claim is the looming extinction threat posed by the Maine lobster industry. Some of the largest and most powerful animal and environmental groups