Maine News You May Have Missed – July 2022
While understaffing caused mail delivery delays in southern Maine, some residents of the town of Dyer Brook and surrounding areas faced a different problem: the Postal Service halted delivery because, it says, , the potholes made the route too dangerous for its carriers.
At the USA Powerlifting High School Championships, Mount Blue High School senior Evan Downing squatted 557 pounds, a national record in his age and weight class. His mother, Shelby, is also an accomplished weightlifter.
Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit and Greater Portland Metro have each purchased two electric buses, the first electric vehicles in Maine’s public transit fleet. Over their lifetime, the buses will produce 500 tonnes less carbon dioxide than regular buses.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent has announced that next semester it will become the first school in the UMaine system with a pet-friendly residence. Pets allowed include cats, hamsters and hermit crabs.
Sugarloaf Ski Resort has purchased the famous Herbert Grand Hotel, which first opened in 1918. The hotel is about half an hour from the slopes, and Sugarloaf plans to renovate it and use it to house workers next ski season.
Linda McDonald, of nearby Lyman, was out for a walk when she found a cosmetic bag containing over $6,000 in cash. The police managed to locate the (presumably relieved) owner and gave McDonald’s a special mention.