Milo: Proposed Fireworks Sales Ordinance

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 5, 2014 - 5:35pm

Milo: Proposed PACE Ordinance

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 5, 2014 - 5:33pm

Milo: Public Hearings, March 18

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 5, 2014 - 5:20pm

Access the Health Insurance Network

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 5, 2014 - 1:29pm

Have questions regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace ? Want to submit an online application but don't have access to a computer ? Sebasticook Family Doctors in collaboration with Penquis CAP and KVCAP will be hosting a FREE two night event !

A Marketplace 101 session will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at Penquis, located at 50 North Street in Dover-Foxcroft from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This workshop will assist individuals on how to access the health insurance marketplace, review plan options, submit applications, and an open forum to ask questions.

A Marketplace Computer Bank will be held on Thursday, March 13th at the Penquis Valley Adult Education computer lab located at 48 Morton Avenue in Dover-Foxcroft from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for individuals wanting to submit an online application to the Health Insurance Marketplace, but either don't have a computer at home or would like assistance. Both sessions are open to anyone interested.

To register, please visit or call Rick at 355-3554 for more information. Pre-registration is not required. Walk-ins welcome.

LePage’s threat to withhold bonds concerns some town managers in Piscataquis County

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 5, 2014 - 1:07pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Sebec woman’s business ‘Darn Good Yarn’ looking to branch out

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 4, 2014 - 8:20pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Brownville: Post 92 Bingo !

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 4, 2014 - 5:42pm
Brownville Post #92 will be starting Bingo again on Tuesday night, March 4th at 6:30pm. 
$400.00 jackpot if we have enough players. 
Hopefully everyone will come out and support the American Legion.

Maine Public Utilities Commission Approves New Stranded Cost Rate for Customers in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro District

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 1, 2014 - 10:44am

Bangor, ME—Emera Maine customers in the Bangor Hydro District have a new stranded cost rate effective March 1, 2014. The current rate expired on February 28.

A typical residential customer using 500 kWh per month will see their total bill of $80.26 increase by $1.54 (1.9%) to $81.80 per month. Stranded cost rates are approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Stranded cost rate cases happen every three years and the new rate is expected to be effective through February 28, 2017.

Stranded costs are largely above-market supply costs generated from power contracts that were required before the electric industry was restructured in 2000. There are also newer contracts with renewable generators that are not stranded costs, but are recovered through stranded cost rates. For example, utilities are sometimes required to buy power from generators that the State wants to encourage or support. When utilities are required to buy at above-market contract prices and sell at lower market prices, the difference is recovered through stranded cost rates.

Stranded cost charges are included as part of the electricity delivery charge on the customer bill.

Emera Maine is an electricity delivery company. Our role is to deliver electricity that is generated or supplied by others.

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.