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Maine's members of Congress lobby for wind project
Members of Maine's congressional delegation have been actively involved in promoting the University of Maine's offshore wind turbine project, directly lobbying top energy officials and luring them to the state for personal tours of the research facilities.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
New England has environmental concerns over Canada oil sands
A decision by Canadian regulators to let pipeline company Enbridge pump oil sands into Quebec has environmental activists and politicians worried the oil could eventually spill into the neighboring New England region of the United States.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat
Democrats pick their delegates Caucuses break attendance records statewide, but local turnout is low
A record number of Democrats, activists and volunteers gathered last Sunday at statewide caucuses to kick off the 2014 campaign season, according to a press release on the Maine Democratic Party's website.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Pingree letter to federal regulators protests Comcast, Time Warner merger
Combining Comcast and Time Warner would be 'bad for the American consumer,' she tells the attorney general and Federal Communications Commission.
Students at Waterville school raise $17,000 for food pantry
YOUNG STARS: Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell pays tribute to students Gabbie St. Peter, left, and Alice Willette during an assembly Wednesday at George J. Mitchell School in Waterville.
Rep. Pingree's bill on York River passes
The U.S. House on Tuesday night unanimously passed a bill that could lead to the York River being included in the National Park Services Wild and Scenic River program.
Bangor Daily News
Long-delayed dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth planned for the fall
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has added the dredging of the Royal River to its 2014 work plan, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced Wednesday.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Maine's members of Congress eye next steps in Ukraine crisis
Maine's U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Chellie Pingree voiced support Monday for offering financial assistance to Ukraine and exploring economic sanctions against Russia over its escalating military involvement in Crimea.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Caucus season winds down, campaigns ramp up
Sunday marks a shift in the political season in Maine: most caucuses for Democrats and Republicans have ended, and the focus turns to campaigning.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Federal wrangling delays fresh food vouchers for Maine seniors
Maine's Senior FarmShare program, which gives the elderly vouchers for food at their local farmers markets, has been temporarily suspended; but state officials expect to make up for the delay with a compressed timetable.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Is Cryans proud of Planned Parenthood's promotion of bondage to teen girls?
Yesterday, Tony Baker of Mike Cryans' campaign , sent an email to supporters telling them how proud Cryans is of Planned Parenthood NH's endorsement of him : "I wanted to make sure you saw this exciting endorsement today for Mike Cryans in the Executive Council special election.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Harbor Times Soup
Food and Water
Sometimes I'm amazed by what happens here in Maine. An event this past weekend made that point clearly in two distinct ways.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Federal government pledges nearly $33 million to aid Maine, northeastern groundfishermen
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has allocated $32.8 million to help Maine and other northeastern U.S. groundfishermen struggling in an industry that for 2013 was declared a federal disaster.
Pingree starts petition to stop Comcast-Time Warner merger
In an email sent out today, Pingree said that the proposal for the cable and Internet giants would be bad for consumers.
Camden Conference reaches global on food and water
The 27th annual Camden Conference tackled the topic with speakers on the "Global Politics of Food and Water" at Camden Opera House from Feb. 21 to 23. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine is the home of Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative, as well as Maine's congressionally-authorized Water Resources Research ... (more)
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Bite-sized stories of food for your weekend
On Saturday in New York, TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat will host its fourth annual summit, drawing food-system pioneers and problem-solvers from across the country.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
ME-01: Chellie Pingree (D) & CREDO Action Call On AG Holder To Stop The Comcast-Time Warner Merger
Received this e-mail today from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree & CREDO Action calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to stop the merger between Comcast and Time Warner cable: A merger of the two largest cable companies in the United States would be a bad deal for consumers, leading to less competition and likely higher prices for subscribers.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Shenna Bellows gets cash from Donald Sussman, other top Democrat donors
Democratic Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, who had a strong initial fundraising effort in her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, is embracing all the resources available to her, most recently touting support from a pair of pro-marijuana political groups.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
The Harbor Times Soup
SNAP benefits cut, but could double in value at farmers markets
Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery hands a Belfast Farmers Market customer a form where she recorded the cost of his purchases.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Democrats to caucus March 2
In many ways, the caucuses are the kickoff events for the biennial elections. Attendees elect officers of their Democratic municipal committees, elect municipal representatives to their county Democratic committees and elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention.