By Murray Carpenter, staff writer New York Times news story BANGOR, Me. — Joseph Zydlewski, a research biologist with the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit of the United States Geological Survey, drifted in a boat on the Penobscot River, listening to a crackling radio receiver. The staccato clicks told him that one of… Continue Reading
“I took this photo of the Saco River in Fryeburg on a summer evening.” Photo by NRCM member Lois Dole of Bath, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
By Doug Struck, Contributor Christian Science Monitor cover story BENTON FALLS, Maine — “Look underneath you,” commands Nate Gray, a burly biologist for the state of Maine. He reaches down to the grate floor of a steel cage perched on a dam straddling the Sebasticook River, and pulls back a board revealing the roiling river… Continue Reading
If you’re like me, you still have plenty of holiday shopping to do. After all, there’s nearly a full week to go before the Great Unwrapping. When it comes to purchasing presents, I buy locally made gifts as much as possible—and that includes “locally written.” Several NRCM members have some very lovely offerings this year…. Continue Reading
Portland Press Herald editorial It’s not a done deal yet, but the news that FPL Energy may be nearing an agreement to install four new fish passages on the Saco River is a welcome early Christmas present to lovers of Maine rivers.The agreement, two years in the making, is part of a federal relicensing process… Continue Reading