The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it wants to help private dam owners in Maine.The agency will begin hosting a series of public meetings to figure out a new process to help the owners comply with federal laws to recover endangered atlantic salmon.NOAA has raised two possible solutions, the removal of dams or the installation of fishways.Three public meetings will be held in Maine, one is Wednesday at the Penobscot County Conservation Association in Brewer.The other two will be on August 15th at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta and August 18 at the University of Maine in Machias.All meetings begin at 6 pm.
Sebasticook Family Doctors will host an open house to kick off National Health Center Week.Patients and nonatients are invited to attend to see the new dental suite.Guests will also have the chance to win some prizes.The event is happening at the center on Church Street in Dexter.It begins at 10 am.
You’ve heard a lot about bath salts, a drug police officers and doctors are dealing with every day.It’s a man made synthetic hallucinogen and it can cause paranoia and violent outbursts.This is different than any drug that’s come before it according to Eastern Maine Medical Center Emergency Department Doctor Jonnathan Busko.
It’s not your typical rest stop.”We’re just on our way down through to Boston,” said Michelle Campbell.But for a family on a road trip from Canada, it’s ideal.”We always do our research ahead of time to find out where the children’s museums are.”The Campbells hit every one along their way, making the breaks as exciting as the destination.”The kids look forward to it and we’re just really grateful that they have some fantastic children’s museums here in the states.
Bangor city councilors voted in favor of purchasing a fire rescue boat from a company in Washington state.The 8-1 vote came after councilors had asked the Bangor Fire Department to research the potential of purchasing a boat from a Maine business.During Monday’s meeting, Bangor Fire Chief, Jeff Cammack, said they were unable to find a Maine company that would meet the boat specifications at the same price.
Some carriage roads are being resurfaced at Acadia National Park.The project began Monday around the Mountain Loop and Hadlock Brook Loop.Those sections are closed and there’s a detour in place.Parkman Mountain parking lot and a portion of Brown Mountain parking lot will also be closed.You’re encouraged to use the Island Explorer Bus System to avoid construction delays.
Folks in Rockland can give input on a proposed zoning change that would let a methadone clinic re-open near the Thomaston town line.There’s a public hearing Tuesday night at 7pm at Rockland City Hall.After hearing from the public, the Rockland Planning Board and Comprehensive Planning Commission will come up with recommendations for city council.
State Police are investigating a crash involving a van and a state transportation department truck in Carmel.It happened Monday afternoon on Five Road.Police say a woman was driving a van, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the truck.The impact caused the truck to roll-over.The woman was taken to the hospital to be checked out.The truck driver managed to climb out of his overturned vehicle and was not injured.
People who want to restore election-day voter registration in Maine are closer to their objective.They delivered petitions to Secretary of State Charles Summers Monday afternoon.Protect Maine Votes, a coalition of 17 groups, claims to have collected more than 68,000 signatures since July 7th.They want to repeal a change in state law that eliminated election day voter registration.
If you’ve been watching and reading news lately you’ve seen a lot of stories about people abusing “Bath Salts”.Despite the friendly name, the synthetic drug is anything but friendly to the people who use it, and those they encounter…”Even today I think some people think Bath Salts are something that you buy in the store that are regular bath salts that you can abuse and snort,” said Bangor Police Sgt.