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    April 4, 2010

    Fishing Report: Despite an early start, it’s not too early to fish

    Fishermen last week took advantage of the early start to the season, proclaimed by Gov. John Baldacci to open March 25. Water levels are still high from rain, but the fish are biting. State biologists confirm fish being caught from Sebago Lake to the western mountains. REGION A: SOUTHERN MAINE Biologist Francis Brautigam said anglers […]

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    April 4, 2010

    Ask an Outdoorsman: Tips on getting started on rowing

    Q: How do I get started rowing?  A: If you have an issue with getting wet, try the rowing machine in the gym. It’s the same timing and sequence as you need rowing a shell (that’s what they call the boats) on the water. But then you’re missing out on a great experience with nature. […]

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    April 4, 2010

    Fleming: Early opening to fishing season caught most everyone by surprise

    All it takes is one guy with one question to change the world, or at least start a fishing season. That’s what sparked the early opening of the open-water season two weeks ago, when Gov. John Baldacci signed emergency legislation that declared it open March 25. A couple of forces led to the season opening […]

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    April 4, 2010

    The battle of the paddle

    Cold, wet and wild, canoe racing is also a sure sign it's springtime in Maine.

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    April 4, 2010

    Shout Out

    Planetarium offers classes fit for novices

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    April 4, 2010

    Skiing: A season with plenty of highlights, after a rocky start

    Winters in Maine can resemble a roller coaster ride. This ski season has been no exception, with as many ups and downs as a ski patrol on a chairlift. Here is my recap of the highs and lows in Maine skiing. The season started on a high note, with Sunday River opening first in the […]

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    April 4, 2010

    Birding: Home again for the eastern phoebe

    Fee’-bee! Fee’-bee! You are probably hearing this buzzy song of the eastern phoebe in your neighborhood now. These flycatchers spend the winter in the southeastern United States and return to our area to breed. It’s good to have them back. Unlike most flycatchers that have a single, stereotyped song, eastern phoebe males sing a second […]

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    April 4, 2010

    Best of Show: Maine winner joins national exhibition

    A painting by 18-year-old Matthew Maiello of Kittery Point won Best of Show on March 23 in the Maine competition of the 2010 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest. Maiello’s watercolor of a Harlequin Duck was chosen from among 645 entries received from 15 schools and groups throughout Maine. It has been sent to Washington, […]

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Kish: Add Bristol to your must-hike list

    Wave after curling wave rushes inward from the deep green waters of Muscongus Bay, crashing into the fractured rocks of the shoreline and bursting ocean spray about like frothy fireworks. Safely perched above the scene on Leighton Head, we enjoy a front row seat for the awesome natural display on this magic mile of Maine […]

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Sky Chart: What’s Up in April

    Yes, it's a month with plenty to watch in the heavens

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