Environment

  • Congregation votes to install solar panels

    Congregation votes to install solar panels

    ELLSWORTH — When congregants come to the Unitarian Universalist Church on Bucksport Road, they’ll be worshipping not just at a religious building — but also at a miniature power generator. After a task force was created in early 2017 to explore the possibility of installing solar panels on the church’s roof, the congregation voted Oct.

  • $200K awarded for Caterpillar Hill purchase

    $200K awarded for Caterpillar Hill purchase

    SEDGWICK — This week, Blue Hill Heritage Trust was awarded $200,000 by the Land for Maine’s Future program toward the purchase and conservation of property on Caterpillar Hill. With this award, the Caterpillar Hill collaboration has raised over $500,000 of the $605,000 needed for purchase and long-term stewardship of the property. The collaborative fundraising effort

  • Take Pride in Acadia Day Nov. 4

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Take Pride in Acadia Day is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4. Hundreds of people from area groups and organizations will volunteer to help maintain historic Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at park headquarters on Eagle Lake Road in Bar Harbor. There will

  • Schoodic Institute hosting lecture

    WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening presentation on Friday, Oct. 6, by Alice Kelley of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Kelley’s talk, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the institute’s Moore Auditorium, is titled “Lost to the Sea: Maine’s Ancient Coastal Heritage.” Currently, Maine is losing

  • Bucksport Town Council considers solar energy agreement

    Bucksport Town Council considers solar energy agreement

    BUCKSPORT — The Town Council will have an array of issues to consider at its meeting Thursday, including the possibility of installing a solar array on the Public Works garage. Earlier this summer, the council received a proposal from ReVision Energy, a Portland-based solar energy company that has installed thousands of systems for businesses, municipalities