Daily Archives: September 3, 2010

The case against the case against CSR | Business | GreenBiz.com

The Case Against the Case Against CSR | Business | GreenBiz.com.

Libra purchases potato company in Mars Hill | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[It’s a small world, goes the cliche, but this story proves it once again. The Basic American Foods company that sold this to the local Maine investors was started in Vacaville, Calif., where I lived for about 13 years. It’s a wonderful city with a small-town feel. It’s situated on Interstate 80 between Sacramento and San Francisco. The Humes, who started Basic American Foods, did much to feed World War II servicemen with the techniques they developed. — KM]

Libra purchases potato company in Mars Hill | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Mainers get ready for Earl: Local marinas pull vessels out of harm’s way | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Mainers get ready for Earl: Local marinas pull vessels out of harm’s way | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Camden’s Windjammer Festival will get a late start, while high school sports officials reschedule games.

From the Portland Press Herald coverage:

Keep track of Earl

Go to our special Hurricane Earl tracking map to see the storm’s current position and predicted path up the East Coast.

STORM CANCELLATIONS

Maine Eastern Railroad has canceled its rides between Brunswick and Rockland today through Sunday.

Portland Discovery has canceled its cruise today to Eagle Island.

Elsewhere in New England, the Steamship Authority said Thursday that ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket is likely to be suspended before noon today. The agency said ferries between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard will continue to operate for as long as possible, but service is also likely to be suspended by early or midafternoon today.

Anonymous bidder raises stakes for lighthouse: Bid casts doubt on Maine-based organization’s effort to acquire Ram Island Ledge Light | Portland Press Herald

Ram Island Ledge Light

Ram Island Ledge Light

An anonymous bidder has raised the stakes in what appears to be a three-way struggle for ownership of a historic lighthouse off the coast of Cape Elizabeth.

The $35,000 bid, made online Thursday by a party known only as “tugdocto,” cast doubt on a Maine-based organization’s effort to acquire Ram Island Ledge Light.

Robert Muller of Brunswick, executive director of the Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse Community, said his group must somehow raise $5,000 to $10,000 in the next day or two “to stay in the game” and put the lighthouse under public, locally based ownership.

“I really need to make up the gap with some large pledges,” he said.

Under federal rules, bidders have until 3 p.m. today to outbid tugdocto. Bids must be made in increments of at least $5,000.

If someone does outbid tugdocto today, the online auction will continue on to the next regular business day – Tuesday.

Click for the rest of the story by Dennis Hoey in the Portland Press Herald.

Anyone who wants to get more information or make a contribution can go to www.ramislandlighthouse.com, call (207) 956-0699 or e-mail Muller at bob@RamIslandLighthouse.com.

Sugarloaf zip lines a huge hit | Bangor Daily News

Sugarloaf zip lines a huge hit | Bangor Daily News.

Some Maine schools again dismissed due to heat | Bangor Daily News

Some Maine schools again dismissed due to heat | Bangor Daily News.

Weakening Earl to make landfall in Nova Scotia | Bangor Daily News

Weakening Earl to make landfall in Nova Scotia | Bangor Daily News.