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Rick Fitzsimmons (right) helps explain to Erin Kilpatrick, 16, how to properly mark where glue will go on the bottom of a boat during a class at the Penobscot Marine Museum's Hamilton Educational Center in Searsport recently. A group of retirees are working with students from Searsport District High School to build boats.

This group spends the Maine winter ‘messing about with boats’

The boat-building collaborative in Searsport is in its sixth year, and is seen by some as a precursor to a proposed magnet school for the marine trades.

Years after patient dies in snowstorm outside Machias hospital, his family speaks out

With recent court proceedings bringing the case back into the spotlight, Reid Emery’s wife and sister say it’s time for people to hear their side of the story.

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