Stories about "Maine and New England"
Video: A first-gen student from Maine, Ryan Lizanecz ’20 found a home at Bates

Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:39 pm

A first-generation-to-college student from Portland, Maine, Lizanecz at first felt “anxious, curious, scared” on campus. The Bobcat First! program gave him a foothold.

Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 leads residents on Matinicus Island while loading a U-Haul full of recycling to be delivered mainland on August 7, 2019.A book author and essayist, she’s been a year-round resident of Matinicus Island for more than 30 years, starting as a teacher and now a leading island citizen involved in many island issues.
My Maine Summer: Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 and trash day on Matinicus Isle

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:53 am

Twenty miles off the Maine coast on Matinicus Isle, where Eva Murray ’85 has lived for 30 years, ”if you have a problem, you gotta fix it yourself.”

My Maine Summer: Miriam Smith ’85 and a little night music by the bay

Monday, September 9, 2019 4:34 pm

“In Maine in the summer, why wouldn’t you want to hear chamber music?” wonders Miriam Smith ’85, a violinist and supporter of Salt Bay Chamberfest.

My Maine Summer: Kate McGowen Wing ’01 and the family lobster-tour business

Friday, August 30, 2019 9:41 am

Kate McGowen Wing ’01 runs summer boat tours in the lobster-rich waters of Casco Bay. The tour guide? Her dad, Capt. Jay.

My Maine Summer: Nicolas Lindholm ’86 and the wild blueberry harvest

Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:09 pm

You never know what you’re going to get with wild blueberries, says Nicolas Lindholm ’86. But it'll be good.

My Maine Summer: Bill Holt ’63 and Jean Holt ’62, ‘coming home to Ocean Park’

Monday, August 26, 2019 4:42 pm

Generations of Batesies are among those who cherish summers at Maine's "Chautauqua-by-the-sea."

Bobcats find competition, friendship playing summer baseball

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:00 pm

For Bobcats playing in a premiere wood-bat summer league, it's time to work on their games and have some fun.

My Maine Summer: Eric Stirling ’97 and a faraway getaway

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:22 pm

Eric Stirling and his family represent a longstanding vacation tradition virtually unique to Maine: the wilderness sporting camp. In 2003, Eric became the sixth generation of his family to operate West Branch Pond Camps,

My Maine Summer: Steve Kingston ’88, the Clam Shack, and Maine’s best lobster roll

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:35 pm

For tourists who trek to Maine on a quest for lobster, Steve Kingston '88 of the Clam Shack is their deliverer.

Ryan Mahoney ’20 Virginia Tech, Environmental Resources Management, working with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which placed me with KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trust), posses for a portrait using his photne to lit himself while watching the cosmos from on top of "The Rock" overlooking Meetinghouse Pond at The Coastal Center at Shortridge on July 29, 2019. He states:"As for my little biography, I was born and raised in Reston, Virginia and have lived there my whole life. Now I am going into my senior year at Virginia Tech majoring in 'Environmental Resources Management' and getting minors in 'Forestry' and Watershed Management'. This Summer, I got the opportunity to work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which placed me with KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trsust). I wanted this internship because I knew it would give me experiences in the field of environmental conservation that I otherwise would not have been able to have. Staying at Shortridge this Summer has been an absolute blessing and I will forever cherish my time here forever.""Growing up, I always loved to look at the night sky and stars. When there was a meteor shower or celestial event, my parents would wake me up in the middle of the night and drive me and my siblings out to a field where we could see the sky with the least amount of light pollution possible. Last night at Shortridge was my first time seeing a truly clear night sky with no light pollution and it was absolutely breathtaking. Words cannot do justice for what I saw last night. Looking up, I could see the whole Milky Way, more stars than imaginable, and even space stations or satellites floating in the endless wonder. Standing up on that rock and looking at the intricacies of the universe flushed me with feelings of wonder, astonishment, and excitement. Those moments are the moments I chase in life and I hope to see a sky like that again sometime soon."
Video: What can you see in the starry Maine sky on a summer night?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:41 am

This time-lapse video, filmed at the college’s Coastal Center at Shortridge, kicks off with sun barreling toward the western horizon. Then the show begins.

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