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Tidal Energy Project To Be Built In Maine
2012-07-30 05:33:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first-ever commercial, grid-tied tidal power project in the United States will be built in the city of Eastport, Maine, representatives from the company building the plant and the Department of Energy announced in a dedication ceremony last Tuesday. According to Aaron Souppouris of The Verge, the Ocean Renewable Power Company will be installing undersea turbines at Cobscook Bay, an area known for its strong currents. It is...

2009-10-16 13:56:00

Work scheduled to start around Nov. 8 CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Narraguagus River Federal Navigation Project in Milbridge, Maine, will be dredged under the terms of a $1,369,100 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. The maintenance dredging, which will be accomplished by Prock Marine Company of Rockland, Maine, will begin on or about Nov. 8, 2009 and take about 2 to 3 months to complete. "The work consists...

2008-10-06 15:00:28

An article concerning the Calais City Council and the Downeast EMS ambulance service appeared in the Sept. 16 issue of the Bangor Daily News. There wasn't enough information to understand the financial issues involved. Downeast EMS requires contributions by the communities to break even, called "stipends." The amount of stipends this year is $383,358. For most communities, this is calculated as $15.50 per capita, but Eastport, Calais and Lubec all have agreed to pay significantly more to...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Nadia Wotton swims in the waters of Long Pond near the gentle slopes of Rollins Mountain every day in the summer. She spends half the year in a camp along the edge of the water, and she doesn't take it for granted, she said Tuesday. "My fear is that the aesthetics, the whole feel of the area and the views of the ridge, I really feel that this will be gone soon," Wotton said. "That's my biggest fear." That's why Wooton is a member of the...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF A land trust is purchasing an island in East Grand Lake that is popular with local residents and fishermen. The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, based in the Washington County border town of Forest City, secured a loan from a bank after Greenland Island went for sale on the real estate market. The island is located just offshore from the Greenland Point boat launch on East Grand Lake near Danforth. At just 6 acres in size, Greenland Island is relatively...

2008-09-19 15:00:28

ELLSWORTH - The Washington County committee of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $30,993 in grants to nonprofits, including Mano en Mano-Hand in Hand of Milbridge. The money will be used to pay for English as a Second Language classes and GED preparation for Hispanic residents. Other grants recipients were: . Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, for a set of table looms. . Elm Street School, East Machias, to build an outdoor playground for students, families,...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

MILLINOCKET - Katahdin Valley Health Center honored state Rep. Anne Perry, D-Calais, as the recipient of KVHC's State Legislative Award at its board of directors meeting held at the Young House last month. During National Community Health Center Week, KVHC publicly recognizes a member of the Legislature in recognition and appreciation of that member's efforts as an advocate for health centers. KVHC Chief Executive Officer Durward Humphrey presented this year's award to Perry. Perry...

2008-09-12 15:00:29

By JONI AVERILL Director Michele Hall has announced Bangor Area Children's Choir auditions will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor. Singers passing this audition return for a group audition from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the same site. BACC consists of the training Choir and the advanced Youth Chorale, and accepts members regardless of race, creed, national origin or religious persuasion. Organized in 1992 and not...

2008-09-08 18:00:33

By Jerry Harkavy EASTPORT, Maine - Workers spent the past winter tinkering with high-tech turbines slung beneath a barge in the cold waters off the Maine coast before getting them to produce a modest 20 kilowatts, enough electricity to power a half-dozen homes. Far from discouraged, Ocean Renewable Power Co. is spending the summer preparing to deploy larger turbines capable of producing up to 5 megawatts. Or, enough electricity to power 5,000 houses. Eventually, the company envisions...

2008-08-27 09:00:49

By LORRAINE EATON I'm just back from a week or so lolling in the land of lobstahs and sea salt and blueberry pies and peace and tranquility. Most every summer, I take time for a long, cool exhale in Down East Maine. I'm fortunate; my cousin Georgiana Kendall lives on a five-generation family farm and rents out two lakeside cottages (which the locals call camps) way, way, way up on the northern coast, past Portland, past Kittery, past Bar Harbor in a region that is largely neglected by...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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