Good morning. Temperatures will be in the teens in the north and mid-30s and 40s in the south, with mostly sunny skies.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–Central Maine Power’s controversial $1 billion hydropower transmission line through western Maine won major endorsements Thursday morning when a wide-ranging group of 10 supporters, including the governor’s office, filed an agreement with regulators on a package of benefits to Mainers worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
–The Legislature is considering whether the qualifications to run for district attorney in Maine should be changed after a lawyer suspended from practice last year won a shot at the job in western Maine.
–Aquaponics sounds like the stuff of science fiction. Instead of crops’ roots reaching down into the soil, they are suspended in water that is filled with live, swimming fish that sustain the plants with their nutrient-rich excrement.
–The town of Hampden has been trying to, in a way, find its center for the past seven months. Since last summer, a consultant has been working with local officials, residents and business owners to determine how a certain stretch of town can be made into a more inviting downtown — a town center.
–The town’s top taxpayer seeks to lower the assessed value of its power plant and cost the town about $298,436 this year.
–A new program launching this spring will introduce Maine students and schools to local food products, according to a recent announcement by the Maine Department of Education, and organizers are looking for Maine farmers and producers to participate.
–While a few are pretty obviously shot in highly identifiable places, most are not. If you think you know where any of these photos were taken, please leave a comment on social media or on the story on our site, clearly referencing the photo in question. We’d love to hear from you!
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