Good morning. Temperatures will be in the mid-teens and low 20s throughout the state scattered show showers expected.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
— A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. This deed restriction lasts in perpetuity, regardless of who the landowner is or how many times the property changes hands.
— Sappi, once synonymous only with large forests and paper mills, during the past 30 years has turned its expertise with wood to the fashion runways and even doctors’ offices.
— Lawmakers are being asked to revise the design of the Maine state flag by adopting a version first used in 1901.
There was no opposition at a public hearing on the bill under consideration by the State and Local Government Committee, but that does not mean the proposal will get the green light.
— Is Maine a particularly good place to raise a future superhero? Does the dye in red hot dogs give you enhanced abilities? Fingers crossed we’ll find out.
— The Bar Harbor Historical Society is trying to sell the property, located at 33 Ledgelawn Ave., in hopes of generating funds it can put toward the society’s pending purchase of La Rochelle, a waterfront mansion on West Street that is on the market for $4.5 million.
— Just as it is, this bean soup is wicked wholesome. It is extremely affordable but tastes expensive. Serve with good old crusty bread and a salad. On a cold winter night, this soup will warm you and your family from the inside out.
In other news …
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