The COVID-19 pandemic limited many in-person workshops offered by the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District. This year they’ve announced the upcoming field days, in hopes more attendance will return back to pre-pandemic levels. Rob Koenig explains what the conservation district is planning in this week’s County Ag Report.
After showers and thunderstorms moved through the region Friday evening, we're looking at another round of showers and storms for Saturday, before skies clear out and drier air works in for the second half of the weekend.
Maine has had a reputation as “Vacationland” since before it was even a state, and while the pandemic has slowed tourism, Aroostook Counties many festivals seem to be drawing more and more people from away.
After the rain last weekend and drought conditions in 2020 and 2021 had an impact on hay crops, grass has been growing and hay production is underway in parts of the county. Rob Koenig has more in this week’s County Ag Report.
Recently it was announced that Loring would be the subject of a two year business development and marketing campaign, funded through a $400,000 dollar investment that was included in the State’s supplemental budget, in an effort to draw new business investment to the Loring Commerce Centre.
A groundbreaking Supreme Court decision yesterday that is defining the boundaries of Church and State is affecting the state of Maine. The Carson family of Penobscot County sued the Maine Department of Education to allow them to use their public education voucher to attend a religious high school, which was not allowed under Maine Law.
Electricity Rates for the Maine Public District were raised significantly at the beginning of the year, nearly doubling the cost of electricity from last year. The Maine Public Utilities Commission recently announced a decrease in electricity rates starting July 1st, but is it too good to be true?