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New Park in Rockland, Maine Celebrates Google Maps

“The brilliance of Google,” writes Owl Eyes Creative, “is that the company has grown to understand its users.”

Part of understanding Google’s users is an understanding of where Google users live. Google has become an unrivaled expert at using the power of well-designed data mining to create a deeper level of understanding for users about [...]

Last Year’s Sunflowers, Before the Sun

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The Gay-Unfriendly and Gay-Friendly Towns of Knox County, Maine

Planning a trip to midcoast Maine for next summer? If you’re half of a gay or lesbian couple, plan carefully.

It’s unfortunate, but same-sex couples have to carefully consider whether they’ll be welcomed, cold-shouldered, harassed or even assaulted for the simple act of holding hands in the community where they live or in a community [...]

Sea Smoke in Maine

Click here for some beautiful pictures of “sea smoke” this week in 20-below-zero coastal Maine.

If the temperature of water is quite a bit warmer than the temperature of air, then the tendency of water to evaporate is greater than the capacity of air to hold that water, leading to cloud formation right on top [...]

Wind Power in Maine Steps Forward, Haltingly

Short news on wind power in midcoast Maine:

The Beaver Ridge wind project in Freedom, Maine has been completed, with three turbines erected to bring power to 2,000 homes.

Residents of Jackson, Maine have approved plans for the town to proceed with talks with energy companies to build wind turbines there. The Jackson town government [...]

Rockland Only Works If You Leave Here Frequently

Occasionally, I happen upon a piece of true art:

Rockland only works if you leave here frequently. The only people who are not miserable are the ones that are not part of the day to day to day to day of the place. It is a mean town. The downtown may have tons of galleries, [...]