Daily Archives: January 22, 2010

Maine plant ships canned meat to Haiti

Maine plant ships canned meat to Haiti

Cultural commission reduces funds to Folk Festival – Bangor Daily News

 Cultural commission reduces funds to Folk Festival – Bangor Daily News.

Influx of new businesses, residents creating excitement, optimism – Bangor Daily News

 Influx of new businesses, residents creating excitement, optimism – Bangor Daily News.

Baldacci strikes the ‘right tone’ for tough times, observers say

Many lawmakers and observers said Thursday that Gov. John Baldacci’s final State of the State speech struck the right balance for uncertain times.

“I thought he hit the right tone,” said Rep. Patricia Sutherland, D-Chapman. “He was realistic, with some hope. I think Maine people are ‘cut-to-the-chase’ people, and would accept nothing less from the governor.”

Baldacci highlighted achievements of his seven years in office as well as plans for the future, particularly in the areas of renewable energy, government efficiency, education and forest conservation.

Click here to read the rest of “Baldacci strikes the ‘right tone’ for tough times, observers say” by the Kennebec Journal’s Ethan Wilensky-Lanford.

And click here to read the prepared text of Gov. John Baldacci’s final State of the State speech.

More dispatches about Mainers helping Haiti quake victims

Here is a link to more “reporter’s notebook” items from the MaineToday Media crew writing from and about Haiti.

This time Mainer’s not hunting treasure, he’s delivering it – to Haiti

Normally when treasure hunter Greg Brooks embarks on his 220-foot ship Sea Hunter, he’s not 100 percent sure what he’s going to find.

Not so this time.

“I love the people of Haiti and I know that they’re suffering,” Brooks said Thursday. “Because of this tragedy, everybody’s willing to give to Haiti. I can transport the stuff they want to give.”

And then some.

Click here to get the rest of “This time Mainer’s not hunting treasure, he’s delivering it – to Haiti” by Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz.

Maine jobless rate rises to 8.3% in December

Maine jobless rate rises to 8.3% in December

Maine DEP approves wind project in Aroostook

Maine DEP approves wind project in Aroostook