November 19, 2012

Local/State Dispatches

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The network is partnering with Burly Bird, a Maine-based conservation sticker company, to make available for purchase UV-coated vinyl stickers featuring a great blue heron that can be placed on cars, windows, water bottles, coffee mugs, laptops and anywhere else.

The Heron Observation Network of Maine is a volunteer adopt-a-colony program started by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in 2009.

Proceeds from the sticker will go toward funding the next aerial survey scheduled for 2015, which will help find new heron colonies in the state.

Man, 34, charged with arson in Veranda Street house fire

A 34-year-old transient charged with arson in a Portland house fire is being held on $250,000 bail.

Police said Joshua Welch is accused of setting fire to a Veranda Street home Saturday afternoon. The house sustained minor damage. Nobody was injured.

The Portland police and fire departments are investigating.

NEWRY

Ski resort offers lift tickets at discount in online service

Sunday River ski resort has launched an online service selling lift tickets at discounted rates.

The Newry resort said tickets can be purchased on its website at savings of 10 percent to 35 percent for skiers who buy tickets at least 24 hours in advance. The savings are based on a tiered pricing structure with a set quantity of lift tickets per tier.

Skiers who pre-purchase tickets online can pick up their tickets at the resort.

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