Workplace safety continues as top priority for Ashland municipal departments

Workplace safety continues as top priority for Ashland municipal departments

Workplace safety continues to be a top priority for all municipal departments in Ashland. Town Manager Cyr Martin says the goal is to have departments approved for a special certification. The Safety and Health Award for Public Employers - known as SHAPE - recognizes public sector employers who maintain an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHAPE by the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards is an achievement that distinguishes an organization as a model for workplace safety and health.

With warm weather comes road maintenance projects

Kathy McCarty met with Bob Watson of the Maine Department of Transportation to see what's in store for area drivers and where they'll need to add extra time to travel plans.

TD Bank and its customers working to end hunger here in The County

Catherine Boone, Financial Services Representive with the Presque Isle branch, says the bank is sponsoring an open house at Catholic Charities' Threads of Hope Store on State Street in Presque Isle on Friday and Saturday. The Spring Fling event is designed to raise awareness of the nonprofit's efforts to feed those in need right here at home. The bank has pledged to make a donation, on behalf of its customers, to aid Catholic Charities' goal of Feeding the County.

Local businesses react to possible plastic bag ban

Maine has already become the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers. And soon plastic bags could follow. A recent legislative hearing in Augusta took place to take up the matter. Advocates for the bill say it would promote a clean and green environment where recycleable bags would be the option of choice for businesses and restaurants. Critics say plastic or recycleables won't have an impact on saving the environment. More than 20 cities and towns in Maine already have ordinances to limit single use bags. Donald Samiya (SAM-EE-YA), the store manager of Graves Shop and Save in Presque Isle says his business will comply with whatever the state legislature decides.

 

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Posted: 05/24/2019 - The first home run caught on WAGM cameras and other baseball and softball action from Around the County.

Posted: 05/24/2019 - Kylie Vining of SAHS is the Northern Airwaves Athlete of the Week.

Posted: 05/23/2019 - The Caribou tennis teams complete undefeated seasons and plenty of action on the softball and baseball fields on this edition of Around the County.

Posted: 05/23/2019 - The Spring Sports season has been a difficult one for people involved with spring sports.

Posted: 05/22/2019 - Because of the rain forecast on Thursday evening the MPA has moved the first and second rounds of the Singles Championship to Portland