Maine towns considering new solid waste facility and landfill in Greenbush or Argyle

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 29, 2014 - 8:16am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

From  the article:

"An effective integrated solid waste management system “considers how to prevent, recycle, and manage solid waste in ways that most effectively protect human health and the environment,” according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency online worksheet."


Prosecutor confident new trial justified after mistrial in murder-for-hire case

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 29, 2014 - 8:04am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

How a Milo man is raising grandson after the death of wife, loss of income

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 28, 2014 - 12:12pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Weather Alert ME - Piscataquis County

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 28, 2014 - 11:00am

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2:00 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.
* LOCATIONS: PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN ME AND THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.
* HAZARD TYPES: SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN CHANGING TO RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
* ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH ALONG WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.
* TIMING: EARLY FRIDAY MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS: SNOW AND A LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS AT TIMES THIS MORNING.
* WINDS: SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* TEMPS:IN THE LOWER 30'S.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: IF TRAVELING SLOW DOWN AND PLAN EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.


Happy Birthday, Mr. Treworgy, on March 29 !

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 27, 2014 - 10:24am

From Eric Treworgy:
My dad, Edwin Treworgy, will be 85 on Saturday the 29th of March.
He's not on facebook, (but Ethelyn is), but he'd love it if he got lots of birthday wishes.
His address is 5 Alton Street, Milo, Maine 04463, and his email is eetrew@myfairpoint.net.
Please share if you are connected to other students of his !
Thanks!


Increase in drugged driving worries Piscataquis County law enforcement agencies

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 27, 2014 - 9:47am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Emera Maine Gears up for Spring Blizzard

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 26, 2014 - 10:48am

Bangor, ME - Emera Maine is preparing for the latest snowstorm by placing crews on standby in locations expected to be hardest hit. Hancock and Washington Counties are expected to experience blizzard conditions overnight Tuesday into Wednesday with wind gusts of up to 60 mph. In an effort to reduce restoration time if outages do occur, extra crews will be deployed to coastal areas before travel conditions deteriorate.
The operations team has been monitoring the storm closely and conducting storm conference calls for the last several days. The team will continue to monitor conditions and deploy field crews and support staff as necessary.
“Our biggest concern is always the safety of our crews and the public,” said spokeswoman Susan Faloon. “Our crews will be dealing with inclement weather and slick road conditions. We ask customers to slow down and be aware of utility crews working in the area.”
Those using generators and alternate heat sources should use them in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
It’s also recommended to have generators professionally installed.
Fallen power lines are never safe to touch. Please contact Emera Maine to report any hazardous conditions.
Customers can report power outages by calling our Customer Service Center at 207-973-2000 or 1-855-EMERA-11 or at http://www.Emeramaine.com.

Emera Maine, headquartered in Bangor, Maine, is Maine's second largest electric utility. The company delivers electricity to 154,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers throughout eastern and northern Maine.
Emera Maine came to be as the result of a merger of Bangor Hydro Electric Company and Maine Public Service. Bangor Hydro became part of the Emera Inc. group of companies in 2001 and MPS was acquired in 2010. The two companies formally merged as one utility on January 1, 2014.
Emera Maine's service territory spans 9,350 square miles over five counties. The company's 410 employees operate a system consisting of 1,056 miles of transmission lines, 6,654 miles of distribution lines, 260 miles of underground and submarine cable, as well as 104 substations.
Both companies are committed to operational excellence, growth through transmission development, and providing energy solutions to its customers. Learn more at


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 26, 2014 - 10:39am

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1000 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
HAZARD TYPES: SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. 
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES.
TIMING: LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.
IMPACTS: LIGHT SNOW WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS AT TIMES.
WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
TEMPS: AROUND 20.
VISIBILITIES:ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: IF TRAVELING, SLOW DOWN AND PLAN EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT http://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CAR

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