The Talk of Maine
As passenger rail expands in Maine, what should travelers expect to happen?
Aroostook County potato farmer Jim Gerritsen leads organic growers’ fight against genetically modified foods.
The proposed East-West highway across Maine: Gateway to opportunity or toll on the environment?
Can new owners save Maine’s largest newspaper chain?
Governor LePage’s effort to dismantle Maine’s environmental protections meets strong resistance.
How prescription drugs became Mainers’ contraband of choice.
Who's to blame for the FairPoint telephone and broadband fiasco? More parties than you might think.
- By: Edgar Allen Beem
On or about June 15 of this year, the Maine Department of Conservation will liberate more than forty thousand acres of forestland surrounding Seboomook Lake. The so-called Seboomook Unit, a picturesque forest landscape just north of Moosehead Lake, was purchased in 2003 as part of a major Land for Maine’s Future project along the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Until this summer, however, the public still had to pay for access to this ostensibly public land.