Good morning. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s today.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–Nordic Aquafarms has offered to help underwrite the purchase and conservation of an 80-acre tract that’s used for hiking, dog walking and other recreational pursuits.
Women who work at the State House say Maine still has a way to go in its efforts to reduce sexual harassment there
–A new law mandates training, but women who work as lobbyists and legislators were frustrated by many aspects of the training and hope it leads to further dialogue and better recognition of the nuanced power legislator-lobbyist power dynamic that could open both parties to harassment.
–Penobscot County is going back to the drawing board with its proposal for a new or expanded jail in Bangor, weeks after the county’s three commissioners backed a plan to build a new, 300-inmate jail to replace the current one at an estimated cost of $65 million.
–Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is now the most lucrative brand of booze in Maine, having outsold Allen’s by half a million dollars in 2018. It’s the latest milestone in a steep climb up the ladder for Fireball, which saw its sales grow swiftly after a 2007 rebrand and subsequent aggressive marketing push.
–A tentative plan calls for three divisions of 11-player football and two classes for the eight-person game. The final proposal won’t go forward until schools decide, before Jan. 25, which to pursue.
–The BDN’s Emily Burnham puts together a highly varied list of stuff to do in Greater Bangor to keep you occupied, happy and healthy for the next six weeks — at least until it starts staying light out past 5 p.m.
–With its northwest end in the town of Dedham and its southeast end in Ellsworth, Green Lake covers about 3,000 acres. And though our natural tendency was to skate out, away from the shore, the further we skated, the rougher the ice seemed to get. And while neither of us know much about how ice forms, we surmised that the bumpy pattern may have formed due to the wind.
In other news …
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