A non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term preservation of the state’s Downeast Lakes Watershed is voicing its opposition to land-based wind projects like Bowers Mountain.Members of the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed, or PPDLW, are asking Governor-elect Paul LePage to place a moratorium on grid scale industrial wind projects until scientific cost-benefit studies can be completed.
You can check out the new Knox County Regional Airport terminal in Owls Head Friday evening.A ribbon cutting kicks things off a 5 o’clock.An open house with refreshments and mini-tours runs until 7 Friday night.The new terminal includes a gift shop, cafe and security equipment.
A church in Belfast wants to make sure everyone has a Christmas dinner.They’re hosting a free dinner on Christmas Day.For the second year in a row, the Belfast United Methodist Church will be cooking up a traditional Christmas feast.The dinner will begin at noon on Christmas Day at the Church on Mill Lane in East Belfast.For more information, you can give the church a call at 338-5575.
On Thursday night, Bangor City Councilors will hold a workshop session regarding plans for a new arena.We’ve been following the progress of the proposed 80 million dollar arena.So far, the council has hosted public comment sessions to allow the public to weigh in.Councilors say much of the construction will be paid for with money from Hollywood Slots, but some citzens have voiced concerns about where the rest of the money will come from.The session will be held on Thursday night at 6 o’clock in the City Council Chambers at City Hall on Harlow Street.
The Hampden Water District wants folks in Hampden to know that there’s been reports of elevated levels of lead in the drinking water in some Hampden homes.The Hampden Water District says that typically lead gets into the drinking water through the homes own plumbing fixtures.To have your water tested you can contact a state approved lab in either:Waterville – Northeast Laboratory Services: 207-873-7711Augusta – State Of Maine Health Engineering Lab: 207-287-2727Yarmouth – Maine Environmental Lab: 207-846-6569For more information contact the Hampden Water District at 862-3490.
A woman from Maine who worked as an escort on Craigslist might be one of four bodies found dumped along a beach on New York’s Long Island.That’s what the mother of Megan Waterman, 22, of Scarborough has been told by police.Waterman was last seen in June in New York where she went with her boyfriend.Police in New York are considering the possibility that a serial killer may have dumped the four bodies along a quarter-mile stretch of road not far from Long Island’s Jones Beach.
A local celebrity was at Borders this evening, signing a Christmas favorite.Noel Paul Stookey, better known as Paul, from the folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary was signing the book a Night Before Christmas this evening.While he didn’t actually write the book, this version came with a c-d which featured songs performed by Peter, Paul and Mary.If you couldn’t make it out tonight, Paul signed a few extra copies of the book.You can pick one up as your out doing your last minute Christmas shopping at the Borders in Bangor.