Reaction to the closure of Ashland's ReEnergy plant

Reaction to the closure of Ashland's ReEnergy plant

It's a closure that will certainly affect the community. We reported to you last week that ReEnergy in Ashland will be ceasing operations in early April. That decision comes after the Maine Public Utilities Commission decided not to award a contract to the Ashland biomass electricity plant for the sale of energy to Emera Maine. Scott Ferland is the general manager of Maine Woods Company, located in Portage. Ferland says this news is "causing his mill heartburn".... as they ship bark and sawdust to ReEnergy's Ashland mill. He calls this very detrimental.

An agreement between McCains Foods and EFD makes staffing easy at the firehouse

An agreement between McCains Foods and the Easton Fire Department enables employees who serve as firefighters the ability to leave work when needed to respond to a call. Richard Wark, Fire Instructor for the Maine Fire Service Institute, says it's a unique plan, making Easton's volunteer fire department one of the few in the state that's fairly well staffed.

 

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