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  • The East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning Core Team, composed of representatives from the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and South Atlantic fishery management councils, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ...
  • State Rep. William Pluecker will host in-person office hours for constituents on Tuesday, October 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Vose Library in Union. No advance registration is required to attend. Pluecker will welcome conversations with ...
  • Legislators Write Letter to President Biden Over New NOAA Regulations
    At the end of August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced new regulations that will pose a serious threat to Maine’s lobster industry. The new regulations will close at least 950 square ...
  • Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission is seeking public comment regarding contacts between law enforcement officers and the public following the end of the state’s prohibition of cannabis cultivation, use and sale. Maine’s Marijuana ...
  • Applications are being accepted through October 15 for the annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. Since 1991, the award has recognized Maine businesses with a high level of commitment to their community and ...
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will present a free webinar about the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program on Thursday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. Applications will be ...
  • Efficiency Maine, a quasi-state agency that administers programs to improve the efficiency of energy use and reduce greenhouse gases, will extend its electric vehicle rebate program, the EV Accelerator Program. Efficiency Maine ...
  • Maine’s lobstermen and women are under attack by the Biden administration after a recent set of rule changes restricting seasonal lobster fishing in 950 square miles of federal waters off Maine’s coast. This is an inflexible and poorly ...
  • Farm-related entities in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo counties are encouraged to apply for newly available, low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans through ...
  • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Department of Education recently published estimated COVID-19 vaccination rates for youth ages 12 to 18 by school administrative unit to help school ...
  • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently hired Ian Yaffe to direct the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Population Health Equity, a newly established office devoted to identifying and ...
  • Save the Dam Falls Committee Being Formed
    A group of Camden residents held its first meeting on July 21 to gather information on how best to preserve Montgomery Dam and the waterfall at the head of Camden Harbor. The Save the Dam Falls Committee said in a news release ...
  • On June 30, the Maine Legislature passed a historic bipartisan budget. To kick off July, Gov. Janet Mills signed the budget into law. Our budget is a statement about our priorities; it sets the tone for what we want to accomplish. When ...
  • Getting Maine People the Power We Deserve
    If there’s one thing Mainers can agree on up and down the state, it’s that we need change for our utilities. Time and time again, Central Maine Power (CMP) and Versant have failed us. Between extended power outages during ...
  • The $3.2 billion federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is now accepting applications. Those eligible can receive a discount on their monthly internet bills by visiting getemergencybroadband.org. The Emergency ...
  • Effective May 24, fully vaccinated people will be allowed not to wear face coverings indoors in Maine. The change comes following a review by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Center for Disease ...
  • Grants for Water Quality Improvement Available
    United States Department of Agriculture conservation program funding is available to assist agricultural and woodlot producers in the Sheepscot River and Dyer River watersheds and sub-watersheds who are interested in ...
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  • Rep. Vicki Doudera of Camden introduced legislation on April 26 aimed at increasing post-consumer recycled plastic content in beverage containers. In a news release, Doudera said the measure addresses the burgeoning amount ...
  • The Department of Homeland Security announced April 27 that the Real ID enforcement deadline is now extended to May 3, 2023. The 19-month extension is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact ...
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