When many of us think of retirement locations, we think of warm balmy breezes and palm trees, or the hot craggy terrain of the Southwest. But some people, especially those who have spent their lives in New England, opt to find a little piece of heaven right there. People actually do retire in Maine, although many have an escape plan for January and February for someplace to warm their toes.
You may have heard, the 2014 shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine, the most southern region where northern shrimp reside, has been called off. Citing a "collapsed" shrimp stock, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's technical committee noted that the numbers were so low that there was "little prospect of recovery in the near future."