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Fears of Mercury Contamination Make Lobster Closure Permanent

| May 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine officials say a temporary closure of the mouth of the Penobscot River to lobster and crab fishing because of mercury contamination risk has become permanent. A spokesman for the Maine Department of Marine Resources says the closure of the seven-square-mile area will allow for a two-year study. The spokesman says […]

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Found Body Identified

| October 29, 2013

State Police say the woman whose body was found in the Penobscot River Monday has been identified.   She is Barbara J. Goodwin, 51, of the Bangor area, whose identity was confirmed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office Tuesday, which also determined that Goodwin’s death is consistent with drowning.  Detectives say she was last seen in […]

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Woman’s Body Found Floating in River

| October 28, 2013

State Police is seeking the identify of a middle aged woman whose body was found floating in the Penobscot River in Hampden Monday morning.  The body has now been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsy and identification.  Police said the  woman appears to be in her 50s or 60s, short […]

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