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A sardine will drop in Maine

To usher in the new, Eastport looks to old

For a second New Year's, a sardine will ring in the year in Eastport, where the fish were once a key industry. For a second New Year's, a sardine will ring in the year in Eastport, where the fish were once a key industry.
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / December 29, 2006

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As the 1,070-pound Waterford crystal ball begins its descent in New York's Times Square on Sunday night, a few hundred souls in Eastport , Maine, 570 miles to the northeast, will lift their eyes and watch their own harbinger of the New Year: a 22-foot-long sardine. (Full article: 739 words)

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