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Whitefield Farm & Creamery Churns Up On National TV

Now you would have to be living under a rock to not know who Gordon Ramsay is but not everyone knows that he was in Maine not too long ago filming his new show "Uncharted" which airs on the National Geographic channel. While in Maine he highlighted a small business...
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Rockland, MEswnewsmedia.com

Commentary: Who’s piloting the UFOs?

The summer of 1990 found my wife and I staying in Rockland, Maine at a hotel overlooking Penobscot Bay. We’d been at a conference in Boston and decided to take a few extra days to explore the Maine coast and Acadia and Mount Desert Island National Parks. We’d never visited...
Maine Statelcnme.com

Wiscasset Farmers’ Market Opens Season at Maine Tasting Center

The roar of traffic on Route 1 accompanied folk music and fresh produce on Wednesday, June 2 as the Wiscasset Farmers’ Market opened the season at its new location, the Maine Tasting Center at 506 Old Bath Road in Wiscasset. After featuring five vendors last year, the market will host...
Lincoln County, MEboothbayregister.com

Learn online about food bank farms, gleaning in Lincoln County

On Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Lincoln County Food Council will host an online event, “Food Bank Farms and Gleaning in Lincoln County,” an education session about food bank farms and gleaning programs that provide local produce and increase food security. This event is open to anyone curious about these farms or looking for a new volunteer opportunity.
Wiscasset, MEwiscassetnewspaper.com

Wiscasset seeks more answers on CMP transmission line

Central Maine Power was back for the Wiscasset planning board’s latest look Monday night at the company’s site plan application for a transmission line project. Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission’s Emily Rabbe had given CMP a detailed memo identifying pieces missing in the application. Rabbe said Monday there were still two outstanding issues. First, would the board like a more detailed drawing showing the setbacks of each pole in the line and second, would the board accept the survey plans submitted given their age; one was from 1992, the other from more than 50 years ago. Site plan applications require a “recent” survey to be submitted and applicants must get a waiver if they do not have one.
Whitefield, MElcnme.com

Whitefield Farmer Rebuilds Stand in Time for Television Debut

While Swallowtail Farm and Creamery in the Whitefield village of Coopers Mills village has received recognition for its dairy products, it will soon be introduced to a whole new audience by none other than Gordon Ramsay, a Michelin star chef known for television shows including “MasterChef” and “Hell’s Kitchen.”. Lauren...
Hampden, MEboothbayregister.com

Committee approves sale of Hampden biomass facility

The days of sending Boothbay Region Refuse Disposal District waste to a landfill are numbered. Station Manager Steve Lewis reported June 10 the Municipal Review Committee, to which the district belongs along with 114 other Maine communities, has approved the sale of the Hampden biomass facility to Delta Thermo Inc. of Pennsylvania. The facility was previously owned by Coastal Maine Resources, LLC, a waste disposal company formed by Fiberight of Maryland to handle municipal waste from MRC members in 2018. But the new company had trouble getting state environmental permits and had management problems. Coastal Maine Resources closed permanently in May 2020.
Boothbay, MEboothbayregister.com

Lobster trap recycling program expands to Boothbay region

The Gulf of Maine is full of ghosts. No, they’re not spooks or goblins, but rather lost steel lobster traps separated from their buoys. Unlike their wooden predecessors a generation ago, which dissolved into the salt water, these steel structures collect on the ocean’s bottom. That was until OceansWide, a...
Lewiston, MEbates.edu

Bates bio students join greenhouse-gas project to help squelch the bovine belch

At Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, on a classic Maine spring day with slippery mud underfoot, Ben MacDonald ‘23 saw firsthand how messy scientific research can be. As he and his other classmates in the Bates biology course “Biological Research Experience: Molecules to Ecosystems” looked on, a farm technician reached a gloved arm into a cow named Tina and took a sample of her feces, speeding along the natural process. Technically this method of collecting a sample is called “a fecal grab.”
Boothbay Harbor, MEboothbayregister.com

Labor shortage impacting local tourism industry

In February 2020, Alex and Maria Nikolic bought Harborage Inn in Boothbay Harbor and looked forward to a robust tourist season. In March, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and curtailed any hopes they had of a profitable first season. But times have changed, and 2021 looks like a great season. Alex Nikolic reports the tourist season is off to a strong start. “We were booked solid for our first weekend in April, and our first two months have been strong,” he said.
Brunswick, MEWPFO

Brunswick company prepares for another rocket launch

BRUNSWICK (WGME) – The Brunswick company bluShift Aerospace is getting ready for another historic rocket launch. The Stardust 1.0 blasted off to a mile above ground earlier this year. It was the first commercial rocket launch powered by bio-derived fuel. Now its creator, bluShift Aerospace, is hoping to go even...
Southport, MEboothbayregister.com

Southport students read to animals at farm

Gloria, the alpaca, fell in love with Ford Harris. That is what Patty Zinkowski said after 10 Southport Central School students, accompanied by their teacher, Lisa Clarke, and administrative assistant Eileen Higgins, visited Flying Passage Farm on Kimballtown Road on Barters Island Wednesday, June 2. The farm is co-owned by Zinkowski and Jane McBride, co-founders of Friends of Thai Daughters.
Lincoln County, MElcnme.com

Truckin’ in America

Well folks, got a good one for ya this week. Being like most men, I hate to shop. If I need something, I go buy it, and I’m done. I don’t need to look at 10 of a certain item to pick out the one I want!. And if you...
Yarmouth, MEmainebiz.biz

CMP's president and CEO, Doug Herling, to retire

Central Maine Power Co., the state’s largest electric utility, announced Wednesday that its president and CEO, Doug Herling, will retire at the end of this month. A news release from the company did not name a successor. Herling has worked for 36 years at CMP, and held various positions with...
Brunswick, MEBangor Daily News

2nd rocket launch from Loring is unlikely while bluShift seeks coastal sites

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick-based bluShift Aerospace, which earlier this year made world history in Limestone by launching the first commercial rocket powered by a bio-derived fuel, is now less than $2,000 away from the half million dollars it needs to build its new rocket that will reach suborbital space and launch from the Maine coast.