Gary Robinson of Warren, has passed away

Gary Robinson of Warren passed away Nov. 6 at the Sussman House in Rockport just a week shy of his 80th birthday.,, Gary graduated from local schools and was later trained in computer programming. He worked for more than 40 years as a Marine Specialist for the State of Maine Lobster Project at the Department of Marine Resources in Boothbay Harbor. He enjoyed traveling up and down the Maine coast interviewing lobster fishermen and gathering data for his computer analysis. >click to read< 09:07

Steuben man found guilty of shooting fisherman’s dog, Franky the pug

A judge has convicted a Steuben man in the August 2018 killing of a dog owned by a lobsterman he had worked for. At the end of a one-day bench trial Thursday in an Ellsworth courtroom, Justice Robert Murray found that Justin Chipman, 24, was guilty in the shooting death of Franky, a pug whose body washed up on a Winter Harbor beach days after he went missing while his owner was out of town.  Chipman and another man — Nathan Burke, 38, of Hancock — were accused of taking Franky from Phil Torrey’s house,,,  >click to read< 10:43

Senators Warren and Markey calls for review of Canada’s protections of endangered right whales

Two U.S. senators from Massachusetts, including presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, are calling for an investigation of Canada’s regulatory measures to protect the North Atlantic right whale.,,, Their request notes New England lobster fishermen are currently responding to a federal plan that reduces the amount of rope in the water and requires lines that break more easily. >click to read< 17:47

Top climate hawk bashes first big offshore wind project. Sheldon??

For the past seven years, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has given a weekly address about the dangers of climate change. Increasingly, some greens wonder if he is full of hot air. The Rhode Island Democrat, one of the Senate’s top climate hawks, has emerged as a leading critic of Vineyard Wind, an 84-turbine offshore wind project proposed in federal waters 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.,,, Whitehouse’s statements echo concerns of Rhode Island squid fishermen, who have emerged as leading opponents of Vineyard Wind. >click to read< 12:21

Regulators Take Action to Stem Striped Bass Decline

Responding to the precipitous drop in the Atlantic striped bass population, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has mandated an 18 per cent cut in commercial and recreational harvest quotas for 2020.,,, The new addendum limits recreational fishermen to one striped bass per day,,, Mr. McKiernan said he doesn’t believe that pressure from commercial fishermen, who are limited to 15 fish per day, a 34-inch minimum and two fishing days a week, plays a major role in the plummeting population. >click to read<  18:52