Sweet time for Maine’s syrup producers
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Sweet time for Maine’s syrup producers

February 2011 By Joe Rankin Mention maple syrup season and the image that leaps to mind for most people is straight out of a Norman Rockwell print: metal buckets, old Dobbin pulling the sleigh, a weathered sugar shack in the moonlight, and steam billowing off the old wood-fired evaporator. These days, the picture is likely…

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Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship

Fresh from the Woods Prentiss & Carlisle president Donald White, left, Gov. John Baldacci, and P&C Chairman David Carlisle show off the Austin Wilkins Award plaque, carved of prime cherry wood. (Photo by Joe Rankin) Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship By Joe Rankin  When it comes to good timberland management, spreadsheets…

The Secret Life of Vernal Pools
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The Secret Life of Vernal Pools

By Andrew Kekacs It’s an election year in the United States, and even more attention than usual has been focused on the legislative and executive branches of government. Not to be outdone, salamanders in Maine have just adjourned their congress. Evidence of the gathering can be found throughout Maine in vernal pools — natural depressions…