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Coast Guard says Maine lobsterman found dead in Jericho Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard says a lobsterman has died while fishing near Marshall Island in Jericho Bay off Stonington. The Portland Press Herald reports the body of 60-year-old Wayne “Butch” Ciomei was found in the water wrapped in a fishing line. His 36-foot lobster boat, the Chelsea Lynn, was aground and running. Ciomei was reported missing by his son at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. Coast Guard public affairs officer Chellsey Phillips says a call for help was sent to other boaters and a 47-foot rescue boat was sent to the scene. Ciomei was found by his son at about 5:30 p.m. >link<14:05

Maine lobsterman grateful for presidential pardon

A well respected midcoast fisherman who was granted clemency Monday by President Obama for a drug crime he committed more than 30 years ago says he’s pleased to close that chapter of his life. “It gives me a sense of forgiveness, is what it does,” Robert S. ‘Bob’ Baines said Wednesday morning in the driveway of his South Thomaston home, taking a break from getting a pair of motorcycles ready for winter storage. In 1986, Baines was convicted in a marijuana distribution conspiracy, netting him a six-year prison sentence. He declined Wednesday to go into detail about the crime, but said it’s a chapter he’s pleased to close out now. Dave Cousens, president of the MLA, said Wednesday he asked Baines to join 25 years ago, and that Baines has been an important part of the organization ever since. Read the rest of the story here 10:40

A Maine lobsterman rescues a very lucky dog off North Haven

dod rescueCorey Beverage, of North Haven, was on the water when he saw Maddie, a dog, in the water, officials with the Maine Marine Patrol said. Maddie’s owner was on her owner’s recreational boat, and her owner did not immediately notice her swimming, officials said. “Beverage saw her and plucked her from the water, most certainly saving her life,” officials said. Maddie’s owner was found searching for her in the area. “Thanks to Corey and the other local fishermen, this story has a happy ending,” officials said. “It’s also a reminder to keep a very close eye on your pets if you bring them on board this summer.” Link 21:16