Weather Alert TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 526 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE... * UNTIL 600 PM EDT * AT 525 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PITTSFIELD...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... PITTSFIELD...CANAAN...HARTLAND...DETROIT...PALMYRA AND SAINT ALBANS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
WATCH LIVE NEWS

Grants Available for Farmers to Make their Ideas Grow 

The sustainable agriculture research and education program, or SARE, gives grants to farmers who have things they want to test out.

It can be about livestock, crops or even the farm’s marketing.

Grants are given out for up to $15,000 dollars.

“A lot of times farmers have some really interesting and nifty ideas but they don’t have the extra funding to test it out, so SARE will provide extra funds, actually it will also help pay for the farmers time to test out that little thing, to see if it will help them be more profitable,” said Donna Coffin, Extension Educator, UMaine Cooperative Extension.

UMaine’s outreach coordinator for northeast SARE will be at the next Maine highlands farmers meeting.

He will discuss past grants that were successful, and explain what qualifies for the funding.

Everyone is invited to the free session Thursday, October 10th at 7 pm at the Piscataquis county extension office, East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft.