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The Coastal Packet

The longtime national journal, Progressive Review, has moved its headquarters from Washington DC to Freeport, Maine, where its editor, Sam Smith, has long ties. This is a local edition dealing with Maine news and progressive politics.

3/2/10

RECORD HAUL OF LOBSTERS

DOWN EAST - The Maine Department of Marine Resources reports that 75.6 million pounds of lobster was caught in 2009. According to the Bangor Daily News, the lobster landings in Maine in 2009 amounted to 75.6 million pounds, somewhere in the realm of 5.7 million pounds higher than in 2008. Previously the biggest year on record for lobster was 2006, in which 75.3 million pounds of lobster was brought ashore. Prices, however, were down from previous years.

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