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  1. Moths making life painfully itchy for MainersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    In a May 2016 photo provided by the Maine Forest Service, browntail caterpillars feed in Maine. The caterpillars' hairs can cause a painful rash in humans.


  2. Alan Chartock | I, Publius: Lost E-ZPass PIN turns into tangle of frustrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    GREAT BARRINGTON >> Oh, come on! This E-ZPass thing has gotten out of hand. This is a result of the state decision to go full-time with electronic toll collecting.


  3. Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from survivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    A young lobster is held by a marine biologist on Friendship Long Island, Maine on May 9. Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate, according to a study performed by scientists affiliated with the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. PORTLAND, MAINE >> Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.


  4. Higher lobster prices could be sign of things to comeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Frank Carlson breaks a claw off a lobster at the Sea Hag Seafood processing plant in St. George, Maine on June 20, 2014. Retail prices for lobsters have remained high into September 2016 with consumers typically paying a few dollars more than the previous year.


  5. European proposal to ban American lobsters to move forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    PORTLAND, MAINE >> The European Union will conduct a more extensive review of a proposal to ban lobsters imported from the U.S. and Canada after a scientific panel concluded Sweden raised valid points in its request to declare the American lobster an invasive species. The opinion of the European Union's Scientific Forum on Invasive Alien Species sets in motion a broader review that also will take into account the opinions of North American officials, who've criticized the proposal to ban American lobsters.


  6. For some, a 1st-rate job is best 2nd chanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Gregory Davies, 32, seen here at a work site in Portland, Maine, got his job through MaineWorks, a temp agency specializing in construction and industrial labor that exclusively hires formerly incarcerated people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. PORTLAND, MAINE >> In early August, Mark Eason was released from the Charleston Correctional Facility in Maine, where he had served eight months for drug trafficking.


  7. Goodbye herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Commercial crabber Mal Luebkert pulls a crab pot out of the Great Wicomico river in Heathsville, Va., on Aug. 18. Fisheries for lobsters and crabs have grappling with a shortage of bait that synthetic bait may help with. PORTLAND, MAINE >> Lobster and crab fishermen have baited traps with dead herring for generations, but an effort to find a synthetic substitute for forage fish is nearing fruition just as the little fish are in short supply, threatening livelihoods in a lucrative industry.


  8. Newest national monument in Maine readying for first visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Wassataquoik Stream flows through Township 3, Range 8, Maine, on land owned by environmentalist Roxanne Quimby, the founder of Burts Bees. President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by Quimby, fulfilling the conservationist's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.


  9. Maine land from Burt's Bees founder is new national monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    PORTLAND, MAINE >> President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Katahdin Woods and Waters monument adjacent to Baxter State Park includes the East Branch of the Penobscot River and stunning views of Maine's tallest mountain, Katahdin.


  10. Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen off Maine coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    PORTLAND, MAINE >> The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four fishermen off the Maine coast after their 71-foot boat started taking on water. Word came from a broken transmission from a crew member at about midnight Tuesday.


  11. Regulators study horseshoe crab survival in medical harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Technician Tom Bentz prepares a group of horseshoe crabs for bleeding at a lab in Chincoteague Island, Va. Environmental regulators studying the harvesting of horseshoe crabs that are drained of some of their blood for biomedical use say they need to get a firmer handle on how many die as part of the process.


  12. Changing the Northern Berkshire narrative: Greylock Economy Working Group brings new energy to tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Nearly 50 Greylock Economy Working Group participants brought their creative flow to a wide and diverse circle, brainstorming and strategizing about capitalizing on existing resources and finding fresh mechanisms to develop and sustain a new regional economy. The contingent met inside the Greylock WORKS space at 508 State Road, with journalist Bill Densmore, a principal of Densmore Associates, serving as facilitator.


  13. Coast Guard warns about spike in paddler deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    A couple paddle in their inflatable kayak in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop after stopping on a small beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Sunday in New York. PORTLAND, MAINE >> - As the popularity of paddle sports surges, the Coast Guard is kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders to be prepared before venturing out following a rise in deaths in the past year.


  14. Price drop for lobsters may come earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    PORTLAND, MAINE >> Live lobster prices are high in New England and beyond as fishermen eagerly await the summer arrival of the region's beloved crustaceans, which could come slightly early and send prices down. Lobstermen in Maine and Massachusetts, who supply the U.S. with most of its domestic lobsters, are coming off several years of high catches for lobsters, a signature food item for the region.


  15. At The Blueprint Academy, Stearns students learn draftingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    PITTSFIELD >> Stearns Elementary School student Lily Ouilette had a tall order to fill from her clients, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor. They needed a floor plan to help design their home in Portland, Maine, to accommodate their family members: Abeline and Jack, both 29, Aubrey and Brady, both 3, and a St. Bernard named Rufus.


  16. East Coast's saltmarsh sparrow disappearing, scientists sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    This May 2012 photo provided by Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program shows saltmarsh sparrows in their coastal habitat. Scientists say the population of the birds, which live in coastal areas from Maine to Virginia, is declining.


  17. Meteor captured on dashcam video lights up New England skyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    In this frame from video provided by portsmouthwebcam.com, a fireball streaks across the sky at Portsmouth Harbor early Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H. The bright flash visible from several states was apparently left by a meteor burning up as it passed through Earth's atmosphere. PORTLAND, MAINE >> A police sergeant looking for speeders captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera early Tuesday.


  18. Ticks thriving after warm winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Deer ticks like this one are thriving earlier than usual due to the a warmer winter and spring. The season begins in earnest when the snow melts and temperatures top 40 degrees.


  19. Some New England lawmakers propose leaving Eastern TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Commuters leave the Casco Bay Ferry terminal after arriving during a frigid winter early morning commute in Portland, Maine. As most Americans brace themselves for losing an hour of sleep, some corners of the country are proposing bold alternatives to daylight saving time.


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