The Department of Environmental Protection ended the year with $470,281 in penalties paid by Maine companies for violations throughout the year. This is down from about $1 million collected last year, most likely because of the economy — fewer new projects. Most were land violations. Reporter: Diana Bowley
The Penobscot Marine Museum has received a challenge grant from an anonymous donor who will match all donations that are new in 2011 or are larger than last year’s annual donations up to $10,000. The money will come in handy, according to museum officials. Reporter: Abigail Curtis
Look for Part 4 in our series Flight to Freedom: War through the Eyes of a Child, based on interviews with Philomena Baker, 76, a Bangor area portrait photographer and Reiki master who recounts her flight from Russia with her mother during World War II and their long journey into the American-occupied sector of Germany in 1944 and 1945. Columnist: Kathryn Olmstead
If you’re searching for new recipes, check out our Lifestyle feature on the best ways to prepare Maine shrimp. The story also updates you on how the shrimp industry is doing. Hint: There’s plenty to go around. Reporter: Emily Burnham
In Sports, we’ll cover high school boys and girls basketball contests.