Tuesday Aug 18
MLive - There are now 1,525 breweries in the
BBC - When the residents of Otisfield in
Amariilo Globe News, TX - It had a padded, hinged lid, rusted casters and was obviously very old. Used as padding inside the lid were preserved copies of the Boston Sunday Post dated April 18, 1900, and a copy of the Bangor Daily News dated Nov. 3, 1920. One article told how stock speculation had now became a science, removing much of the risk of the volatile stock market trading. Another article warned motorists to avoid traffic at a certain location as construction on an elevated tramway had begun. A preacher who had aroused the wrath of John D. Rockefeller said he had been misquoted by the media and didn't say that at all. . . The Bangor City Markets Page listed the following prices of food items for the week: small pork sausages, 9 cents per pound prepared; cured bacon, 11 cents; lard, 7 cents; fresh pork ribs, 11 cents per pound; kerosene, 12.75 cents per gallon; corn, 50 cents per bushel; and sugar selling for $5.37 per 100-pound sack.
The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index rates each state based on four simple questions to nearly 180,000 questionaire responders nationwide. The questions asked whether an individual smokes, did they eat healthy all day yesterday; in the last seven days, or how many days did you exercise for thirty minutes or more, and in the last seven days, on how many days did you have five or more servings of fruits and vegetables? Extremely subjective questioning just begs for erratic data culled from responses, yet studies like this from
Sun Journal - A project is under way to gather information to put together both a paper map and a companion online map to promote the region's recreational, historical and other assets along the
Press Herald - Federal officials have agreed to re-analyze the data behind new flood maps that would jeopardize development around
WTMW - The electricity doesn't have to get turned off if customers can't pay their bills, according to the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Among other resources, the commission offers alternatives to customers. The reminder Tuesday comes a day after a 9-year-old girl died in a fire caused by a candle lit for light in an apartment where the electricity was shut off because of unpaid bills, authorities said. The incident also brought to light a Public Utilities Commission regulation that prohibits a utility company from informing a building's landlord that it has disconnected a tenant's power. The regulation boils down to rights of privacy. The Public Utilities Commission wants to ensure all confidential information -- even delinquent payments are protected from any third party. . . [An official] said the privacy regulations could be revised in the future, but he emphasized so many programs currently exist to prevent anyone from having the power turned off. "The most important thing is don't wait. First thing is contact the utility. The utility is required by rule to enter into a payment arrangement with customers having a (hard) time paying their bill," [He] said people can also call the commission itself. They can also call the number 211, which has emergency assistance programs, as do many towns and cities across the state.
Casco Bay Boaters - A survey of the scallop population off the Eastern seaboard shows an upswing in the number of young scallops in a key fishing area, which scientists say could be a good sign for years to come. . . Scientist Dvora Hart says the numbers of juvenile scallops they found on Georges Bank, which stretches from the waters off Cape Cod to
Kennebec Journal - J. Martin Vachon of Mariaville is the 17th person to file paperwork with the state ethics commission to run for governor. Vachon is the fifth Republican to file. And for those keeping score at home, there are six Democrats, two Greens and four unenrolled candidates in the race.
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