Camden Library offers Haiku writing workshop on line

On Friday, January 22, at 1:00 pm, the Camden Public Library will host local poet Kristen Lindquist for a 90-minute Haiku Writing Workshop. This free online program is part of the library’s Jumpstart January series aimed at inspiring people to try something new in 2021. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate. Originating in Japan over […]

Trump finalized bird-killer policy- sidesteps the courts in to hamstring incoming administration from protecting birds

“The Trump administration is kicking off the new year and its remaining weeks by finalizing its illegal bird-killer policy,” said Sarah Greenberger, senior vice president for conservation policy, National Audubon Society. “This brazen effort will most certainly be in vain as the administration already found out in court that it can’t unilaterally gut the Migratory […]

Shenna Bellows: First ME female Secretary of State sworn in

January 4, 2021 By Ramona du Houx Shenna Bellows was sworn in January 4, with a formal acceptance ceremony in the House Chamber of the Maine State House. Secretary Bellows is the Maine’s first female Secretary of State and the 50th person elected to the office. The Secretary of State is one of Maines three […]

Bipartisan senators including King, Collins: Voters have spoken – Congress will fulfill responsibility

Bipartisan Group of Senators Including Collins, King: Voters Have Spoken, Congress Must Fulfill Responsibility On January 3, 2021 U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to […]

More than $200,000 coming to Isle au Haut, Maine for solar a project—

By Ramona du Houx Isle au Haut has received $211,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to install a solar power array, enabling the island to receive 100 percent of electricity from clean, renewable solar power.  This funding was awarded through the USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). “Located seven miles […]

Two Maine towns share 30-acre solar farm

By Ramona du Houx Community solar has increased exponentially since Maine Insights first reported on its possibilities. After a struggle with the LePage administration the siting and construction of solar panel farms ins on the increase. Even during the dark days of the anti-solar governor, the solar industry persisted. In Oxford, Maine a parcel of […]

COVID-19 relief in grant awards for 38 more Maine farms

January 1, 2020 By Ramona du Houx The Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) and The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) helped distribute $47,960 in grant funding to 38 Maine farms through the Maine Farm Emergency Grants program, in December. This is the second round of funding the two organizations have collaborated to fundraise and […]

Gov. Mills continues early business closing time amid increase in COVID-19 numbers and hospitalizations

December 30, 2020   Augusta, MAINE — Amid an increase in Maine’s COVID-19 positivity rate and a continued high rate of hospitalizations, the Mills Administration today announced that it will extend the requirement for certain businesses statewide to close by 9:00 p.m. in order to limit activities that could contribute to the transmission of COVID-19.   “With more people getting sick, going to the hospital, and dying from COVID-19 in Maine, it is clear we cannot afford to relax this rule now, especially as we […]

Maine Executive Order Strengthening Enforcement of Face Covering Requirement in All Indoor Public Spaces

Augusta, MAINE — With widespread community transmission and increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Maine, Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order on December 11, 2020 that simplifies and strengthens the enforcement of the State’s face covering requirement. Moving forward, owners and operators of all indoor public spaces – regardless of the type of entity or size […]

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