Monday marks the two-year anniversary of Eversource’s decision to give up on its plan to construct a $1.6 billion, high voltage, 192-mile transmission line traversing New Hampshire from north to south. The Connecticut-based utility pulled the plug on the project, which would have been the state’s largest construction project since...
(The Center Square) – Maine lawmakers have stated their opposition to a controversial 145-mile hydropower transmission corridor that would run through the state. The state Legislature, in its final vote of the session, passed a largely symbolic resolution stating that the project constituted a "substantial alteration" of public lands and should have been required to pass with a two-thirds vote. The Senate approved the measure on a 28-6 vote. The House voted 66-52 to approve it.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will celebrate its wild blueberry crop with a new weekend of events in early August. Maine is home to the only commercial-scale wild blueberry producers in the U.S., and the wild blueberry is the official state berry. Gov. Janet Mills said Friday the first annual Wild Blueberry Weekend will take place on Aug. 7 and 8.
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ON A CHILLY SUNDAY in June, Sarah Redmond steers her pickup outside of an old sardine cannery here in Gouldsboro, Maine, leaps out, and pulls from the truck bed what looks like lobster traps oozing with slimy, withered vegetable matter. “I’m doing research on dulse,” she says, about the tough, purplish seaweed that is higher in protein and lower in iodine than other varieties. Seaweed is popular in Japan, she says, but Americans find it too intense. “We sell it mostly as an ingredient and as seasoning,” she says. “It’s a flavor enhancer, in chips, bread, cereal — you can sprinkle it on as a barbecue rub. It’s got vitamins, minerals, fiber.”
With Maine's rich agricultural heritage, agritourism is a growing opportunity to invite the public to visit farms for everything from overnight stays to pick-your-own fruit to goat cuddling. We'll learn how this practice contributes to Maine's economy, and we'll hear about some examples of farms that are agritourism destinations. Panelists:
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The 4-day tour's goal is to have teachers see first-hand how the industry works so that they can share what they learn with students.
ARUNDEL, Maine — While this month’s rain has been good for drought conditions in Maine, it might be too little, too late for some farmers. Farms in Maine have experienced moderate to severe drought conditions this year. The owners of Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm in Arundel said because of the...
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The Maine Food Sovereignty Act passed the State Congress, and will be on a ballot in November. The bill lets Maine residents cultivate and harvest their own food as an inalienable right, amending the state constitution. Opponents voiced hygiene and animal rights concerns. Following the passage of a new bill...
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - What state officials felt was a forgotten profession is forgotten no more. The federal government is making $200 million available for logging businesses that have been hurt by the pandemic. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Congressman Jared Golden, D-Maine, were co-authors of the Loggers Relief Act.
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ORONO — A new University of Maine initiative to build agricultural literacy through an immersive culinary experience for career and technical education (CTE) culinary arts instructors is one of 21 projects funded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. NIFA has invested $6.2 million...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is making $200 million available for logging businesses that have been hurt by the pandemic. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden were co-authors of the Loggers Relief Act, and they pressed for the funding to be expedited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Maine lawmakers have upheld the governor’s veto of a referendum that would have asked voters if they favor the creation of a non-profit, consumer-owned electric utility. Under the legislation, Pine Tree Power Co. would replace Central Maine Power and Versant Power. According to the Portland Press Herald, the Maine House...