Articles by Charlie McAlpin


Eastern Maine Electric Warns of Phone Scam

By Charlie McAlpin on Oct. 21, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
Numerous local businesses told Eastern Maine Electric they received a fraudulent collection call Friday from someone claiming to be the local electric utility. In at least one instance, the caller ID actually said “Eastern Maine Electric.” The scammers try to get a fast payment before their target has time to …

Accident Claims Lineman’s Life

By Charlie McAlpin on June 22, 2013, at 5:36 p.m.
An accident has claimed the life of an Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC) lineman. The Maine State Police have reported that electric utility lineman Mark Miles of New Limerick was found unresponsive near exposed power lines after responding to an outage call. Miles, 43, was transported by ambulance to Houlton …