Question of the Week 10

by | Sep 29, 2022 | Journalism, Question of the Day, Question Of the Week

Which political party controls Portland, Maine?

The answer is “D”. Yup, the DSA is in charge in Portland. Remember that the next time you hear a story about Portland’s many problems! If you guessed “F”, give yourself half credit. The “Old Port” area is still great during the day. But, best to be long gone before the bars close.

A. Republican Party

B. Green Party

C. Democratic Party

D. DSA (Democratic Socialists of America)E. Tea Party

F. No Party in Portland anymore. It is too dangerous to be on the street after dark.

This week’s Question:

Environmentalists and fish lovers want to take out the Shawmut dam, and two others, in order to restore the Atlantic salmon to the Kennebec River. Their proposal mirrors what happened on the Penobscot: First, Mother nature took out the old Bangor dam. A few years later, the Great Works dam, and finally the Veazie dam, were intentionally demolished. By 2015, salmon had a clear river all the way to Milford. For the two years prior to the removal of Veazie and Great Works, the annual salmon count in the Penobscot averaged ~1,800 salmon. In the eight years since these dams have been removed, the average salmon count has been:

A. Half as many, about 900 salmon per year

B. Twice as many, about 3,600 salmon per year

C. There have been too many salmon to count

D. When adjusted for predation by bears, ospreys and eagles, about the same as before the dams were removed.

Randall Poulton


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