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October 15, 2020
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September 24, 2020
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Due to drought conditions statewide, Maine Forest Service has halted issuing online open burning permits until further notice and urges Maine's fire chiefs and town forest fire wardens to use extreme caution or suspend the issuance of written open burning brush permits. As conditions ease, permitting will resume as normal. Maine Forest Service reminds everyone that even expertly built fires can quickly get out of control in these extreme conditions and threaten lives, private property, and our precious forests.
September 17, 2020
Local boaters beware...the boat launches on Lake Arrowhead will be closed on Oct. 5 for about a week to install water main pipes across the lake. The levels will start dropping down 2 feet starting on Oct. 1 and boaters are being asked to use extreme caution and refrain from using the lake during this time. The lake levels should be raised back up to normal levels after the work is completed.
September 10, 2020
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August 27, 2020
According to York County Sheriff William King, additional COVID-19 tests results have been received from the York County jail outbreak. "We had one additional Corrections officer test positive bringing the total to nine (9). Also four (4) inmates tested positive and they have been moved to the medical unit. All inmates were asymptomatic." He said more testing of inmates and staff will occur Sunday and Monday and that they are coordinating their response with the Maine CDC.
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August 13, 2020
THIS WEEK: Read about how a local land trust is using something called the "Beaver Deceiver" to control the beaver damming; and the POW/MIA monuments being installed in Springvale. Don't forget to shop locally and help support the businesses that support your community newspaper!
August 6, 2020
According to Central Maine Power, there are about 200 CMP lineworkers and 240 contracted lineworkers, out working to restore power, focusing on the hardest hit first. There are approximately 118,000 customers impacted, and they hope to have power restored to 50 percent of customers by noon today. These workers were on Chadbourne Ridge Road in North Waterboro this morning.
CMP Responding to Outages Caused by Isaias
AUGUSTA, ME— August 4 – Central Maine Power (CMP) is responding to outages this evening caused by winds from Tropical Storm Isaias. At 9:30 PM the company reported over 75,000 outages with York and Cumberland Counties having the highest numbers, over 20,000 each. CMP crews are working with County and local Emergency Management officials to clear roads as needed, assessing damage and repairing and restoring.
“Our crews are out, ensuring roads and communities are safe and assessing damage. We expect the wind to die down early in the morning, enabling us to focus on restoration and to work more quickly,” said David Flanagan, Executive Board Chair of CMP. “We are fortunate to have the assistance of the contractors from New Brunswick as all utilities and contractors south of Maine are engaged in this storm.”
Severe wind gusts may prevent workers from going up in buckets; CMP prioritizes the safety of all employees and contractors.
In addition to about 100 CMP crews, the company has approximately 90 contracted lineworkers, including 20 from New Brunswick, Canada, and 100 tree crews responding to the outages.
CMP crews and contractors are also adhering to COVID-19 protocols that include appropriate social distancing practices for field employees and contractors including:
• Working in separate teams to minimize contact
• Restricting visitor access to company facilities
• Entering a customer residence only in the event of emergency and after assessing risk
• Maintaining appropriate social distancing in the field
• Allowing one employee per vehicle
• Wearing masks as situations require
Customers may use online tools, accessible at www.cmpco.com to report and monitor outages.
If you lose service:
· To report an outage, visit Outage Central at cmpco.com. Customers may also report an outage using CMP’s 24/7 automated phone system at 800.696.1000.
· Keep sensitive electronic appliances such as computers, TVs and stereos plugged into a surge protector, or unplug them. They could be damaged if a power surge occurs when electricity is restored.
· Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. For information about food safety, visit http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/refridg_food.html.
For customers with generators:
· Hire a licensed electrician to install permanent generators and transfer switches.
· Properly ground all portable generators.
· Carefully read and observe all instructions in your generator’s operating manual.
· Never run a generator indoors, or even in an open garage.
· If your carbon monoxide detector goes off – get out of the building immediately and call 911.
· Do not store fuel indoors or try to refuel a generator while it’s running.
· Refer to CMP’s web page on generator safety
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July 30, 2020
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July 16, 2020
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this unique collection of local businesses in Limerick and Newfield. Their map can be found on the back page of this week's Reporter. You may want to pack an umbrella!
July 9, 2020
FROM THE YORK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
An individual who was arrested on Wednesday and brought to the York County Jail has tested positive for COVID 19. The individual was asymptomatic, and the COVID screening tool did not raise any concerns. Jail protocol required him to be tested and today the test came back positive.
The facility contacted reported the positive case to the Maine CDC and together we initiated our response plan. Staff that have been identified as having with any contact with the individual are being tested and other staff may voluntarily opt to be tested.
July 2, 2020
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June 25, 2020
THIS WEEK: We celebrate the MHS Class of 2020. Please support your local businesses who sponsored extra pages in the Reporter this week to include the graduates and their accomplishments. Congratulations to all of the graduates!
June 18, 2020
THIS WEEK: Read about how some local restaurants are opening for business; and inside is Massabesic's TOP OF THE CLASS OF 2020!
June 11, 2020
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June 4, 2020
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