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Betting on thin ice

Betting on Thin Ice

By winter’s end (even in a weirdly warm year like this one), we Mainers have gotten pretty good at making our own fun. And what better way to entertain ourselves (and salute the spring) than with a friendly wager on when the ice will disappear on the nearest lake?

Environmental Award

The Weed Wackers

Southern Maine’s lakes, ponds, and rivers are under siege. Invasive weeds, inadvertently imported on boats from out of state, are choking out native plants, starving fish of oxygen, and restricting boat access.