The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the DeepC Wind consortium released the Maine Offshore Wind Report Wednesday.UMaine Professor Habib Dagher is leading statewide efforts to develop the technology and infrastructure that would allow Maine to capitalize on deepwater offshore wind as an energy resource.He says Maine’s coast has the best wind resource offshore on the east coast of the US.Dagher says the report is for investors interested in getting involved with their project.They have mapped out a long-term plan over a span of 20 years.
A staffing report published on Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Web site says for the last five months of last year most floors at the hospital were staffed above the national average.But that figure is being disputed by the union for many of the hospital’s nurses.The Maine State Nurses Association says the information is incomplete, misleading and uses outdated information in an attempt to misguide the public.Hospital officials say that’s just not true.”What’s actually happening at EMMC, we are shot.
A teenager from Knox has been charged in connection with the shooting death of his friend.According to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, 19-year-old Luke Bryant is charged with manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Tyler Seaney of Glenburn.The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms Seaney died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Authorities say Bryant was holding a shotgun that went off inside his apartment on Dolloff Road in Knox Saturday night.The blast struck and killed Seaney.Bryant is at the Waldo County Jail and is expected to be in court later this week.
The shooting death of a Bangor teen has been classified as a homicide.The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms 19-year-old Tyler Seaney died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Authorities say Seaney was shot Saturday night while visiting a friend on the Dolloff Road in Knox.They say the gun apparently discharged while in the hands of a friend and Seaney died moments later.No one has been charged at this time, and the name of the friend is not being released as detectives continue to investigate.
Vandals have caused about two thousand dollars worth of damage at a school in Hartland.The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened early Tuesday morning at the Hartland Consolidated School on Elm Street.When firefighers arrived on scene they found spray paint on the walls and discharged fire estinguishers.They say a total of twenty classrooms had been vandalized.A Somerset County K-9 dog was able to track down a juvenile who had evidence relating to this case.Four males under the age of 18 have been charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.
The second-largest utility in Massachusetts has agreed to buy electricity from three wind power companies.Those business include Blue Sky East in Maine.Not included, Massachusetts-based Cape Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm.The utility agreed in 2010 to a 15-year deal to sell half of its power going to the National Grid.The business is now looking for a buyer for the second half.Time is ticking, since Cape Wind has plans to build a large wind farm in Nantucket sound.
Senator Susan Collins says it’s time to elevate the level of political discourse in America.In a speech in Portland Wednesday, the Republican says last month’s deadly shooting in Tucson, Arizona, spurred a discussion of the need for a more civil tone in public debate.
A single car accident in Unity sent the driver to the hospital Tuesday night.37-year-old Sarah Scott reportedly tried to pass another vehicle on Route 9 when she lost control.Maine State Police said the vehicle rolled onto the driver’s side in the opposite lane after hitting snow that had drifted across the road.Scott was taken by Unity ambulance to the hospital in Waterville after complaining of minor pain.The road was closed for about a half hour as crews pulled her Jeep back onto it’s wheels and towed it away.Two children were reportedly also in the vehicle at the time: a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, they were not injured.Police said everyone was wearing their seat belt.
A man known as the “Burly Bandit” is going to prison for 10 years.He was sentenced on Wednesday for 11 bank robberies in six northeastern states.48-year-old Robert Ferguson has admitted to a crime spree that began in April of 2010.He robbed a bank in Buffalo, New York, then hit banks and credit unions in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.The last bank job happened on July 13th when the Bangor Saving Bank in Orono was robbed.
The 27th annual Trek Across Maine cycling event is this June.Thursday night is your chance to learn more about it.Members of the American Lung Association will be at the Sea Dog in Bangor from 5:30 until 7:30 to answer any questions you may have.You can also sign up your trek team right there.They will fill you in on what you need to know, from preparation to fundraising.For more information e-mail Kristen at [email protected] or call 1-888-241-6566.