Fred Bever

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Coastal Islanders Band Together For Broadband

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

If you've ever dreamed of the good life on one of Maine's coastal islands, be forewarned: the Internet ranges from lousy to nonexistent.


For Maine Islands, Internet Means Opportunity

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Residents of some Maine islands say lack of decent internet is keeping them from participating in the economy. Jobs are in short supply and telecommuting isn't practical.


Instead Of Cracking Down On Beggars, Cities Put Panhandlers To Work

Friday, May 26, 2017

Begging is an ancient practice, and in recent years U.S. cities have been cracking down on panhandlers. But now a handful are trying a different approach — paying panhandlers to work.


With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The number of H-2B visas available to foreigners seeking work in the U.S. is down from last year. A Maine hotel owner is among those worried about finding enough workers to stay open over the summer.


Fishermen Team Up With Scientists To Make A More Selective Net

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A trawling experiment in the Gulf of Maine aims to scoop up abundant and profitable flatfish, while bypassing the once plentiful but now depleted cod population. So far, the results are promising.


Bald Eagle's Comeback Means Bad News For Other Rare Birds

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The recovery of the bald eagle is bad news for herons, loons and other rare birds. Their numbers are being decimated by eagles who prey upon them.


Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious, and growing them is good for the planet. Maine's budding seaweed business is boosting an endangered coastal economy.


Illicit Version Of Painkiller Fentanyl Makes Heroin Deadlier

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

U.S. drug officials have traced a sharp spike in the already climbing death toll from heroin overdoses to an additive — acetyl fentanyl. The fentanyl is being cooked up in clandestine labs in Mexico.


'Deflate This': Patriots Fans Welcome Super Bowl Champs Home

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the ...


Police Incorporate Marathon Bombing Manhunt Into Crisis Plan

Monday, April 14, 2014

Years of training helped save lives at last year's marathon, and it's an exemplary part of Boston history. The subsequent effort to capture the bombers leaves a legacy whose lessons are more complex.


Researchers Debate Effectiveness Of Snow Helmets

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More Americans are wearing safety helmets when they ski or snowboard. The helmets prove their worth in preventing relatively minor injuries, and may help to reduce the severity of brain injuries.


Thanks To Parasites, Moose Are Looking More Like Ghosts

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The news for moose is not good across the country's northern tier and in some parts of Canada. A recent and rapid decline of moose populations in many states may be linked to climate change, and to the parasites that benefit from it.

In Minnesota, moose populations have dropped ...


On A Rocky Maine Island, Puffins Are Making A Tenuous Comeback

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rocky, windswept Eastern Egg Rock, about 6 miles off the coast of Maine, was once a haven for a hugely diverse bird population. But in the 1800s, fishermen decimated the birds' ranks — for food and for feathers.

When ornithologist Stephen Kress first visited 40 years ago, the 7-acre ...