Officials talk about the importance keeping vents clear this winter

Thu Nov 07 18:48:17 PST 2019

Officials talk about the importance keeping vents clear this winter

with it being that time of year again, officials say it's a good time to remind folks of the importance of keeping vents clear at homes and businesses. Whether it's used for a heating system or attached to a dryer, a blocked vent could lead to serious problems. Presque Isle Firefighter Kyle Bartley says keeping them clean this winter will help prevent a fire.

Maine forest ranger explains forest service training program

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Officials talk about the importance keeping vents clear this winter

with it being that time of year again, officials say it's a good time to remind folks of the importance of keeping vents clear at homes and businesses. Whether it's used for a heating system or attached to a dryer, a blocked vent could lead to serious problems. Presque Isle Firefighter Kyle Bartley says keeping them clean this winter will help prevent a fire.

Collins speaks out about scam calls targeting Veterans

Scams that target veterans was the topic of discussion for senator Susan Collins today. A hearing this morning was aimed at raising awareness about scams that are common around this time of year. Veterans Day is on Monday, and Senator Collins says often times veterans will receive calls from scammers promising them benefits.

PI fire fighter speaks about space heater safety

And as the cooler weather comes, many are turning to alternative heat sources to stay warm. Presque Isle Firefighter Kyle Bartley says electric space heaters, while convenient, can pose a danger if used improperly.

AM Chat with Shawn Cunningham: PI Rotary Auction

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Valley unified committee selects Frenchville as site for regional school

The selection of a location for the proposed Valley Unified School has passed its first hurdle and now will be put before the voters. After two rounds of voting by the panel board, Frenchville is selected as the location. The vote came down between Fort Kent and Frenchville. The vote was 147 to 143. The property size in Frenchville has 70 acres avaible for the new school to be built on. More meetings will be held in the coming days to finalize the exact location of the Valley Unified School. No word yet on when the three communities will vote on the location. We will have more on this story tomorrow night at 6.

 

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