Acadia National Park reopened to motorized traffic on Monday. The park’s access road and many of its trails had been open previously for walkers and bicyclists, but this afternoon Park spokesperson Christie Anastasia says she found a handful of visitor cars at the top of Cadillac Mountain.
There are new developments Friday in the legal battle over whether rope used by Maine lobstermen poses a deadly threat of entanglement to endangered North Atlantic right whales. An activist who has won past decisions to protect the whales filed a motion in Bangor federal court, seeking a preliminary injunction to halt lobster fishing in Maine.
The state Department of Environmental Protection and the Land Use Planning Commission signed off today on vital land use permits Central Maine Power needs for its proposed 151-mile power line through western Maine.