19 Acre Parcel in Lamoine
Lamoine - close proximity to Ellsworth / Mount Desert. Would make a nice private home 667-2144. $65,000
Sargents Real Estate
CPR and First Aid Training
Join us Monday, May 19th 5:30–8:30 p.m. for CPR training. Fee is $40. First Aid training will be held on Wednesday, May 21 5:30–8:30 p.m. for a fee of $30.
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
Drop by and explore our shop in Downtown Ellsworth
We’re at 10 State St. and once you visit, we're sure you’ll become part of the Pyramid tradition and family.
Let the Sun in and Keep the Cold out
Integrity windows and doors by Marvin are available.
EBS Building Supply
Old roof stripped, disposed of and reshingled ~ $220/sq! Call Ray Day Builders - 667-7019
Ray Day Builders
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ELLSWORTH — More than a year after former Governor John Baldacci requested help, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke issued a “fisheries disaster” declaration that makes the Maine shellfish industry eligible for federal assistance to help it recover from the combined effects of heavy rainfall and a prolonged red tide outbreak during 2009.
That’s the good news.
The real news, though, is that the disaster declaration won’t put any federal money in the pockets of Maine shellfish harvesters and dealers unless the new Congress appropriates disaster relief funds. That may depend on how persuasive the state’s congressional delegation can be over the next several months.
The disaster declaration “is an important step in a longer process,” former Department of Marine Resources Commissioner George Lapointe said Monday, two days before vacating his office to make way for a successor as yet unnamed by Governor Paul LePage. “It allows our congressional delegation to seek funding to compensate the industry.”
Baldacci asked for the disaster declaration in October 2009 — one of the worst years for the shellfish industry in memory. That year, the red tide bloom began in late April and, at its peak, actually colored the water in some areas along the coast red.
The outbreak also forced 79 towns to close their clam flats for at least 30 days. The length and widespread extent of the closures was about 50 percent more intense than in 2005, when shellfish industry also qualified for federal disaster aid.