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After 200 years, alewives set to return to China Lake

by Eric W. Austin For more than five years, a group of dedicated people have been working to re-open Maine waterways to the state’s native migratory fish population. The obstacles have been fierce, but the rewards promise to be well worth the effort. Clearer water in our lakes and ponds, an enhanced food web and […]


VASSALBORO: Selectmen to bid out new alewives harvest contract

by Mary Grow At their Jan. 25 meeting, Vassalboro selectmen acted on waste-hauling bids and decided to bid out the new contract for harvesting alewives. The board had five bids to haul solid waste after April 1, first to the Crossroads Landfill in Norridgewock and later to the new Fiberight facility in Hampden. Town Manager […]


Sheepscot Pond will benefit from alewives

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY by Frank Richards President Webber Pond Assn. I read, with interest, the Community Commentary column about LD 922 in last week’s issue of The Town Line (October 5). This is legislation to open the fish way on Sheepscot Lake and allow sea-run alewives to return. That column makes a reference to Webber Pond […]


Historic presence of alewives in China Lake’s Outlet Stream reconfirmed

Submitted by Landis Hudson, executive director Maine Rivers. ocuments recently found in Massachusetts Archives have shed light on the early history of China Lake’s Outlet Stream, reconfirming the historic presence of native alewives. Petitions and letters, signed and dated from 1798 and 1799, state that alewives were known to make their way up the stream […]


China Lake Association meeting focuses on alewives, LakeSmart progress

The 2016 annual China Lake Association meeting, held on July 23, was another great meeting, attended by over 70 people.  What a fantastic turnout…. Frank Rich­ards, of Vassalboro, was the guest speaker.  Frank is a retiree who has served as the president of the Webber Pond Association since 2001, and he has dedicated many years […]


Selectmen tackle doubts about alewives, speeding and transfer station

by Mary Grow China selectmen heard from residents and committee members on a variety of topics at their July 11 meeting, finding time to make a few decisions afterwards. Resident Al Althenn asked selectmen to be more involved in the proposal to introduce sea-run alewives into China Lake, a plan he thinks has potential bad […]


Another year of outstanding water quality at Sheepscot

by Carolyn Viens All who pause to look out at our Maine lakes see a beautiful natural marvel, but how do we know if a lake is as healthy and vibrant as it looks. The answer is through water testing and the Sheepscot Lake Association (SLA) is committed to the task. Throughout each summer the […]