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2011-01-03 16:45:00

In the news release, Mount Washington Observatory and Eastern Mountain Sports Forge New Multi-Year Partnership, issued Jan. 3, 2011 by Eastern Mountain Sports over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the seventh paragraph should read as "Eastern Mountain Sports and Mount Washington Observatory will kick off the partnership with launch events at Eastern Mountain Sports stores in North Conway, New Hampshire and New York City. Dates will be announced shortly."...

2011-01-03 08:10:00

NORTH CONWAY, N.H., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 6,288-foot Mount Washington is known around the world for its horrific weather conditions. Since its founding in 1932, meteorologists at Mount Washington Observatory have studied and documented the mountain's weather, venturing out into the elements on an hourly basis to collect data and maintain the station's weather instruments. Through a new, multi-year partnership, they will now face the "world's worst weather" in gear provided by...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - A plan to develop a wind-power facility on mountains in remote Franklin County includes a two-part conservation agreement for other mountaintops in Oxford and Franklin counties. TransCanada Corp. will celebrate the deal with conservation groups and the state during a gathering at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Augusta Country Club on Route 202 in Manchester. The agreement includes an easement to protect 1,100 acres of ridgeline in the Boundary...

2008-09-24 15:00:29

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - Critics and supporters of Plum Creek's housing and resort plan for the Moosehead Lake region made closing arguments Tuesday to state regulators winding down their review of the largest development proposal in Maine history. For most parties, Tuesday's hearing was the last chance to address the Land Use Regulation Commission before the agency presents Plum Creek with a take-it-or-leave-it scenario. The commission is expected to wrap up...

2008-09-19 15:00:45

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LEE - The communities of SAD 30 will remain among the approximately 25 towns of the proposed Regional School Unit 17, school officials said Thursday. The SAD 30 board of directors unanimously agreed during a special meeting last week that its towns will not opt to form an alternative organizational structure with Katahdin area schools, said Scott Maxwell, the board's vice chairman. "I was kind of in favor of an AOS but an RSU will work," Maxwell...

2008-07-15 15:00:45

EAST MILLINOCKET - The Katahdin Region Higher Education Center will hold a series of free financial education and self-reliance seminars 3-5 p.m. starting Tuesday, July 15. Anyone who is a worker with one income, a business owner who wants to earn more money, a student who is worried about financial future, a senior who is past employment years or anyone else who is interested is welcome to come. The Katahdin Region Higher Education Center is located at 1 Dirigo Drive. For information,...

2008-07-11 15:00:24

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Construction of a 44-turbine wind farm in northern Franklin County is expected to begin later this summer, TransCanada Corp. spokeswoman Cecily Dobson said Thursday. TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc., an affiliate of the Canadian energy company, received final approval from the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission on Wednesday for commercial wind turbines in Kibby and Skinner townships. Pending remaining approvals, TransCanada expects to begin...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 10--State regulators gave final approval Wednesday to a $270 million wind farm and transmission line proposed for the mountains of rural Franklin County. TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. plans to erect 44 wind turbines on Kibby Mountain and Kibby Range, located near the Canadian border just east of Coburn Gore. The land is a working forest owned by Plum Creek Timber Co. If constructed today, the Kibby project would be the largest...

2008-07-10 03:00:27

TransCanada has announced that the Kibby wind power project has received unanimous final development plan approval from Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission. Construction plans are underway for the 132MW wind project located in the Kibby and Skinner townships in northwestern Franklin County, Maine. The project will involve the construction of 44 wind turbine generators, each with a rating of 3MW. Permanent operation and maintenance efforts will employ approximately 10 to 12 people. The...

2008-06-21 15:00:27

By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 21--MILLINOCKET -- Jerry Tudan thought he was all set. The Harpswell man had a Washington state investor ready to fund his proposed $50 million, 17-megawatt biomass boiler project intended for the Huber Industrial Park. Katahdin region officials were enthusiastic about it -- it would bring 45 full-time jobs to the area -- and due diligence had found no stopping blocks, he said. That's when he learned how gridlocked the New England...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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