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  1. Town to ask state to accept more public input on controversial shellfish farm expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Pleading and concerned residents sought help from the Town Council Wednesday night following the state-held aquaculture hearing last month that, they say, was designed to minimize public input and the scope of discussion. As a result of the resident pleas, the Town Council, through Town Manager Kendra Amaral, will pen a letter to the Maine Department of Marine Resources conveying the concerns and requesting a second opportunity for public input ahead of a decision on the application from Spinney Creek Shellfish, owned by Eliot residents Tom and Lori Howell.


  2. After threats, 'inflammatory petition,' shellfish farm owners make case for expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | Bangor Daily News

    The public testimony portion of Thursday's state-held hearing on Spinney Creek Shellfish's aquaculture application did not begin until 10 p.m., following three hours of presentation by the applicant and experts. Last week, the Department of Marine Resources officials postponed the hearing originally scheduled for Sept.


  3. Maine Senate candidate's mailer decried as 'designed to sow fear'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | Bangor Daily News

    Selectman and Republican state Senate candidate Mike Estes stands behind his decision to send a campaign mailer recently to the town's York River watershed residents telling them "Your Property May Be Affected - Forever" if voters approve a river stewardship plan this fall. It is "purely informational," he said.


  4. Crowd overwhelms, forces postponement of hearing on shellfish farm expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Bangor Daily News

    After upward of 80 people showed up to the state-held public hearing for Spinney Creek Shellfish's aquaculture expansion application, officials postponed the meeting on the spot due to capacity issues. The meeting was scheduled for the basement room in Kittery's Rice Public Library.


  5. Border between 2 Maine towns has been a mystery since the 1700sRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Bangor Daily News

    YORK, or maybe KITTERY, Maine - What's in a name? Potentially quite a bit, as selectmen begin to unravel an elusive boundary line between the towns of York and Kittery that has been a gray area since the 17th century. Selectman Mike Estes said he'd like to see the board engage the Kittery Town Council in discussions this fall, as they look into what exactly is the border from Brave Boat Harbor to Eliot between the two towns.


  6. Maine communities torn apart by age-old debate: Business growth or water views?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Bangor Daily News

    It's a 127-acre salt water pond shared by two southern Maine towns. The Piscataqua River Bridge surmounts its natural landscape, the perpetual buzz of interstate traffic a striking juxtaposition with the hum of wildlife and stillness of water.


  7. Residents alarmed by proposed expansion of Maine shellfish farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | Bangor Daily News

    Frustrated residents from the Eliot and Kittery sides of Spinney Creek appeared before the Select Board Thursday night, seeking recourse about their concerns of the proposed expansion of Spinney Creek Shellfish. Spinney Creek Shellfish, at 27 Howell Drive in Eliot, is applying to the Maine Department of Marine Resources to obtain a three-year aquaculture lease on 3.67 acres of Spinney Creek, a salt pond between Eliot and Kittery off the Piscataqua River.


  8. Drummers and dancers perform in Maine with little warning, attract a curious crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Wearing a white T-shirt that read "Mommin' ain't easy," while bouncing her young daughter on her back, India Wardell tried her hand at West African dance Thursday evening in a perfect fashion. Under a luminous August sun, members of Seacoast West African Dance and Drum lit up a crowd in the Rice Public Library's gardens with unrivaled sounds that filled the Foreside neighborhood.


  9. Maine farmers lift, restore Civil War-era barn very carefullyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A step back in time, a refuge from the area swell of gentrification, Paul and Helen Goransson's 260 acres of land off Depot Road will remain pure. They will make sure of it.


  10. Chairwoman resigns after voters oust allies from town Select BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Voters replaced two sitting Select Board members in Tuesday's election, which apparently prompted Select Board Chairwoman Rebecca Davis to submit her resignation Wednesday morning. Board members Robert Pomerleau and Bradley Hughes were replaced by a newcomer to town service, Alexandros Orestis, and a former Select Board member Philip Lytle.


  11. Italian restaurant to open in former Maine ice cream shop spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    At 1 Government St., diners will soon "make haste slowly." And they will do so with flounder crudo, buccatini and clams, and Maine scallop risotto.


  12. Maine girl, 7, among 2 who died in weekend boat crashRead the original story

    May 7, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A student at Eliot Elementary School was one of two people killed after a boat crash on the Piscataqua River Saturday night, according to MSAD 35 Superintendent Mary Nash. The New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol said the crash happened Saturday night near the Eliot boat landing in Maine.


  13. Two die in Piscataqua River boating crashRead the original story

    May 6, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Two passengers of a 24-foot Boston Whaler were killed when the boat struck a buoy in the Piscataqua River near Eliot boat landing on Saturday night. Authorities received report of the crash at 8:15 p.m., according to New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol.


  14. Maine candidate who called his opponent a 'creepy pervert' faces scrutiny this weekRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    An earlier review by to challenge more Linn signatures, saying they found enough bad signatures to disqualify Linn. The judge agreed that more evidence should be taken.


  15. Town eyes rate hike to reduce sewer debtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Engineering firm Woodard and Curran's vice president Toby Fedder and principal senior project manager Tom Schwarz presented results of their examination of the sewer enterprise fund's balance and wastewater treatment operations to the Town Council Monday. According to town data, the sewer enterprise fund currently owes the town general fund $1.2 million.


  16. 'He took that all away from me': Maine firefighter says arsonist ended his careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    When Eric Hardy read about the emotional suffering of Kathy Fury, mother of submarine arsonist Casey Fury, he thought about himself and many others hurt by the fire. "I'm sorry Mrs. Fury is having a hard time," Hardy said, during the two hours it took the former Portsmouth Naval Shipyard firefighter to summarize the impact the fire had on him , his family and other firefighters.


  17. Nearly 2,300 more homes could be built in York River watershed, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    According to a recently completed analysis by a Falmouth-based GIS consultant, there could be as many as 2,295 potential new buildings in the York River watershed -- nearly as many as the 3,037 existing buildings in the four-town watershed today. YORK, Maine - Despite all the conserved land in the upper reaches of the York River, and the fact the area near the mouth of the river is already densely settled, there's still plenty of potential for housing development in the river watershed areas of York, Kittery, Eliot and South Berwick.


  18. Maine police looking for suspect who stole booze, slipped and fell while trying to fleeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The Eliot Police Department is asking the public for information about a suspect who stole alcohol from a convenience store last week. Police say a white man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and pink gloves waited for the clerk at the Eliot Irving/Circle K to go to the rear of the store last Tuesday around 2:20 a.m. Once the clerk was not visible, the suspect entered, covered his face and stole several bottles of alcohol, according to police.


  19. Storm gives researchers a window to learn more about mystery Maine shipwreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The mystery of the Short Sands Beach shipwreck is being pieced together by state and local archaeologists and historians - a centuries old vessel with secrets that are being uncovered using 21st century archaeological tools like 3D modeling. But there is also some historical sleuthing that has been done as well, as a former York Beach police officer shares his discovery of an 18th century York notary public's journal in which a 1769 shipwreck on Short Sands Beach is described.


  20. How the internet stole ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    I am saddened to see a lack of Christmas spirit this year, and I suspect the internet is to blame. In the past, the Christmas holiday began after everyone stuffed down their last piece of pumpkin pie and threw out the remaining pieces of turkey because the thought of another turkey sandwich made us all queasy.


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