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    August 11, 2022

    Sen. King releases draft bill that would expand offshore wind development

    Sen. Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a discussion draft bill Thursday that aims to expand development of offshore wind. The Renewable Energy on Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act would codify a renewable energy leasing program on the Outer Continental Shelf similar to the current leasing program for […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2022

    From the Chamber: My COVID story and how we support our employees

    I want to share a COVID story that hits close to home — because it’s mine. I know nobody wants to talk about COVID, but we really should. My situation has made me feel fortunate and blessed but also has me thinking a ton about other employees in the area, our collective perceptions of COVID […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Final summer labyrinth walk is Aug. 11 at Edgecomb Community Church

    The final summer morning labyrinth walk on the grounds of Edgecomb Community Church is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Participants are invited to walk the labyrinth in the field and then stick around for lunch afterward to share labyrinth experiences. Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    BoomerTECH Adventures: Apps you can’t live without

    I recently upgraded my smartphone, and in the transfer of data from my old phone to my new phone a number of my apps … disappeared. No problem. I can always replace them. But, not so surprisingly, I don’t really miss ’em. Let’s be realistic. How many apps do you have on your devices and […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Intertidal: Maine waters home to several shark species, including great whites

    Whenever an animal is scary, there are efforts to make them cute or cuddly to dispel any unwarranted fear. Take the fuzzy bumble bee puppet my daughter has, which she remembered the other day when worried about a bee swarming around her hot dog. The fearsome creature on everyone’s minds this summer is the great […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Arts Calendar: Aug. 4-13

    Art Aug. 6 “Painting the Light”: exhibit opening, 6 p.m., Denmark Arts Center 50 West Main St., Denmark. Show of contemporary landscape paintings of Maine and New Hampshire. Film Ongoing Bridgton Twin Drive-In Theatre: 383 Portland Road, Bridgton. Check the drive-in’s Facebook page for weekly schedule. Magic Lantern movie theater: 9 Depot St., Bridgton. See […]

  • Published
    August 3, 2022

    Clam seed donation benefits Harpswell shellfish beds, water

    This week, the town of Harpswell received a donation of about a half million quahog seeds from Running Tide’s shellfish hatchery, based out of Mitchell Field. The donation is intended to enhance the local hard clam fishery and promote population growth in the future by placing some of the seed in areas closed to harvest. […]

  • Published
    August 3, 2022

    From the Chamber: Gaming the systems, Part 2

    Last week, I introduced the idea of using wargaming techniques to look at chamber issues and called it chamber-gaming. The idea is to come up with a fictional scenario and then see how our current policies and relationships could solve those problems to determine if we have the right policies in place or if we […]

  • Published
    August 1, 2022

    Community Calendar: Aug. 5-13

    Ticket to ride Books/Authors Summertime Snapshots: Merry Barn Writers’ Retreat, 417 River Road, Edgecomb, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 17. $10/session at the door. For writers and non-writers 18 and older, merrybarn.com. Wednesday 8/10 Author Talk with Kathryn Miles: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. freeportmaine.libcal.com. Thursday 8/11 Road Scholars Walking Group: […]

  • Published
    August 1, 2022

    Arts Calendar: Aug. 5-13

    Exhibits/Galleries Alison Bramhall of Festive Fish: RE/MAX Shoreline Cafe, lower level at 88 Middle St., Portland, through August. “Cosmopolitan Stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage”: Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland. To visit, see mainehistory.org for admission fees, timed ticketing and latest COVID policies. On view to Sept. 24. John Whalley: “Short Stories”: Greenhut Galleries, […]

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