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Susan Patten

I have been covering Maine people and stories of public interest for more than 25 years. With genuine interest, I provide news and public affairs information to the people of Maine utilizing both radio and online media platforms. My other passions include my family and music. I am the founder of The Gifts of Music and also volunteer for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Got Power? Maine PUC Report on GMD/EMP Threat to Grid [Full Report]

For some time now, national experts have been sounding the alarm regarding the vulnerability of our nation's electric power infrastructure.

The threat to the electric grid comes from three possible sources; solar space weather, a nuclear detonation in our atmosphere, or a cyber attack.

Last year, the Maine Legislature required the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to study the impact that a geomagnetic disturbance (GMD), or electromagnetic pulse (EMP), could have on the power grid.

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IceFish

Ice Fishing Enthusiasts Feed the Hungry in Maine

Mainers always help Mainers, and one statewide program is expanding to put fresh fish into the hands of those who need it the most; the poor and hungry.

'Tis the season for ice fishing derbies and one angler has figured out a way to deal with regulations, making it possible for weigh-in fish from derbies to be distributed to hunger-relief agencies.

A new pilot project in southern Maine is being coordinated through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty's Hunters for the Hungry Program.

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Update: Interstate Back Open After Crash

A traffic advisory from the Maine Department of Transportation as State Police reported a crash on the Interstate this morning.

The crash involved a tractor trailer and another vehicle according to the MDOT and State Police say the accident resulted in a temporary partial shutdown and detour.

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Pellet stove donated to auction for the Thaw Fund. Photo, Ellsworth Knights of Columbus
Pellet stove donated to auction for the Thaw Fund. Photo, Ellsworth Knights of Columbus

A “Hot” Auction Item to Help Keep Mainers Warm

Have you been thinking about a conversion to pellets?

Perhaps you just need a new pellet stove.

Either way, your bids on this auction item can help keep your fellow Mainers stay warm for the rest of the winter.

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