Matinicus Meeting Declared a Good Start 

The Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Marine Resources says a meeting about how to resolve recurring turf battles on Matinicus Island was both civil and productive.George LaPointe and other state officials met with islanders on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the lobster fishery around the island after one lobsterman shot another last week. He told the Portland Press Herald that about 30 people attended the meeting, and came up with a number of ideas to protect the island community and avoid further violence.Another meeting will be held in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, lobsterman will be allowed to resume pulling their traps Monday as the four-day shutdown LaPointe imposed last week expired.