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Author Tess Gerritsen

TESS GERRITSEN

Author Tess Gerritsen has just published the lastest novel in her Rizzoli and Isles series, "The Silent Girl."  Gerritsen began writing while on maternity leave from her work as a physician.  Her first novel was published in 1987.  Gerritsen has just finished the american leg of her book tour for "The Silent Girl," and is now headed out on a book tour in the UK.

For a sneak peak at the first two chapters of "The Silent Girl" click here:  TESS GERRITSEN

   

TOPSHAM LEARNING CENTER NOW ENROLLING

TOPSHAM LEARNING CENTER NOW ENROLLING

Quality Structured Preschool Program Part time and Full time schedules available for potty trained 2 1/2 to 5 year olds NOW ENROLLING                                                                  
 

www.TopshamLearningCenter.com   

Give Your Child T.L.C.

Harpswell Shindig continues Sunday

HARPSWELL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The name is unusual but after 8 years the Harpswell Festival and Shindig has become a popular summer event.

The weekend features the local trades and skills from artisans to the fishing fleet.

One of the more popular aspects of the carnival-like weekend is the salt-water tank where you can explore coastal Maine's common creatures up close.

The festival and shindig continues Sunday with boat races that start at 11am.

The event is also a fundraiser for a scholarship program available to anyone in town who is exploring post-secondary education.

Maine board denies appeal of dredging decision

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A decision by Maine's Board of Environmental Protection will allow a dredging project in the Kennebec River to go forward in August.

The board voted 6-1 Thursday to deny an appeal of the state-issued permit allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Kennebec River in Phippsburg starting Aug. 1.

The dredging is to enable a Navy destroyer, the USS Spruance, to leave the Bath Iron Works shipyard and get out to sea.

The Department of Environmental Protection says it welcomes the board's decision.

The DEP says it's always agreed that the project will have an impact on the Kennebec River in the area of the dredging, but the impact is within state standards and will not have an unreasonable effect on the environment.

Maine senators want commissary kept open

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) -- Maine's U.S. Senators are pressing the Pentagon to reconsider plans to close a commissary in Topsham that serves about 10,000 people in the military community.

U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins sent a letter Thursday to Under Secretary of Defense Clifford Stanley to ask for a response to previous pleas that the Department of Defense review its guidance on the closing.

The facility was scheduled to close in March, but a bill passed in January required the Pentagon to review a Government Accountability Office report before making a decision.

The bill said targeted stores must remain open for at least two months after the Defense Secretary makes a decision, or Sept. 15 at the earliest.

The commissary serves active duty military, National Guard members, reservists, retirees and their families.

Early Bird Tickets for Social Media FTW Fall Conference Now Available!

Early Bird Tickets for Social Media FTW Fall Conference Now Available!

Tickets for the 3rd annual Social Media FTW Fall Conference are now on sale!

In the next few weeks we'll be announcing speakers and keynotes, but in the meantime, we've posted discounted early bird tickets to our website.

This all day conference will be held on 9.22.2011 in the Abromson Center on the USM Portland Campus.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

BIGELOW LABORATORY FOR OCEAN SCIENCES

Bigelow Laboratory in West Boothbay Harbor is focused on scientific exploration and discovery.  The work done there ranges from the study of single-celled ocean microbes to fieldwork on the open seas and analysis of satellite images of global ecosystems.

For more information on Bigelow Laboratory click here:  BIGELOW LABORATORY