Two big dam removals and a big river bypass around a third have made the Penobscot River in Maine accessible to salmon, alewife, shad, eels and other saltwater-to-freshwater fish for the first time in a century or more. (This one a major reason why the anadromous fish restoration is doing better in Maine than in New Hampshire.) As the Bangor Daily News reports:
About Granite Geek
Dave Brooks has written a weekly science/tech newspaper column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on geekish topics in and around the Granite State. He discusses the geek world regularly on WGIR-AM radio, and moderated the monthly Science Cafe NH sessions when they were still a thing.
Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you’ll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.