Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

Snow Bowl toboggan chute iced and ready – Bangor Daily News

(This looks wicked fun. — KM)

 Snow Bowl toboggan chute iced and ready – Bangor Daily News.

Information and a schedule of events may be found at the Web site http://www.camdensnowbowl.com/.

Here’s a link to another story about the event and the schedule.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/news/story/camden-opens-chute-for-20th-annual-toboggan-run/304392

Biomass program could net $150M for Maine suppliers – Bangor Daily News

 Biomass program could net $150M for Maine suppliers – Bangor Daily News.

Billions in funds strive to keep Maine steady in rough economy – Bangor Daily News

 Billions in funds strive to keep state steady in rough economy – Bangor Daily News.

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Mainer gathers data to help Haitians who lost limbs

Though he had seen the streets of Bosnia and Iraq as a soldier, the devastation in Haiti was unlike anything Adam Cote of Portland had ever encountered.

“I had seen the pictures, but to get that 90-degree perspective from pictures doesn’t really prepare you,” Cote said. “It was really staggering. The amount of damage, from a structural perspective, was similar to pictures you see of Berlin after World War II.”

Cote was in Haiti for more than a week with Global Relief Technologies to collect data on amputees who need artificial limbs and on the structural integrity of buildings in the wake of the earthquake.

“I’ve never seen so many casualties,” he said. “I’ve never seen so many overflowing hospitals.”

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Justin Ellis of the Portland Press Herald.

Cost of living: A tale of knowing when to do something

When Mike Breggia saw three kids push a homeless man into Portland Harbor on a recent Saturday, he didn’t let an 8-foot-tall razor wire fence stand in the way of saving the man’s life.

Click on the link for the rest of this column by Bill Nemitz of the Portland Press Herald.

Grant to help unemployed Mainers pay insurance

Grant to help unemployed Mainers pay insurance