WARREN, Maine — Owner John Barnstein has run his Route 1 poultry business for nearly 30 years, providing roaster chickens to customers year-round and fresh turkeys for the holidays But Barnstein’s operations have run afoul of some federal and local regulations and he now is struggling to keep Maine-ly Poultry open.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The city must pay more than $51,000 in penalties, undertake an inspection of all its sewer lines, and submit a plan to correct wastewater treatment deficiencies or face legal action, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
With some of Maine’s wastewater treatment systems using parts that date back to the Civil War, state officials welcomed $29.7 million in federal loans and grants announced this week to maintain municipal sewage systems and even build a new one – but one official called those needed projects just “the tip of the iceberg.”
For the first time since the state passed a law making certain cesspools illegal, property owners have begun receiving violation notices carrying fines of up to $2,500 for not eliminating the antiquated sewage receptacles
PROVIDENCE — A hearing on Wednesday on legislation that would trigger the mandatory replacement of cesspools upon the sale of a property ignited some of the same divided reaction that it has in past years.
AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Are proposed updates to Maine's mining laws a pathway to economic prosperity in parts of the state that need it badly, like Aroostook County or are they too weak to protect our prized natural resources from harm? That's is what state lawmakers on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee must decide as they hear from people on both sides of the issue.