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Rockport Selectboard votes to join Camden in Ragged Mountain multi-town study group - AUDIO
October 16, 2010 01:14 AM PDT
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On October 12, 2010 the Rockport Selectboard heard presentations (listen to one hour audio of the meeting at the link) in support of the Ragged Mountain wind plan by two members of the Camden Energy Committee Des Fitzgerald and Rick Knowlton, concerning the proposed three town Windpower Task Group. Several of the Selectboard members disparage windpower relative to scenic resources, but finally the board votes unanimously to opt in - to have a say in whatever Ragged Mtn Wind Group is coming about. The town is seeking applicants to become their representatives.

Maine windpower critic Jonathan Carter speaks in Camden October 14, 2010
October 15, 2010 11:15 PM PDT
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On October 14, 2010, the Camden Public library sponsored a talk & presentation on Maine windpower issues. Following introductions by Camden Library staff Ken Gross, and Friends of Ragged Mountain spokes person Dorie Klein, Jonathan Carter of the Forest Ecology Network gave this presentation on Maine windpower issues at the Camden Public Library. In photo, Carter and Cheryl Lindgren listen to Art Lindgren of Fox Island Wind Neighbors speaking at event

WRFR's Terry Martin talks to Middle East experts Norman Olson, Walter Rodgers, 9/28/10, Part 2
October 02, 2010 05:05 PM PDT
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Terry Martin of WRFR Community Radio's Talk Around Town in PART TWO of discussion about Israel and Palestine, featuring Norman Olson, a retired state department official who was stationed at US embassy in Israel as liaison with Palestinians, and former CNN middle east correspondent Walter Rodgers. 50 minutes. Info about WRFR-lpfm Community Radio, Rockland Maine USA: http://www.wrfr.org

WRFR's Terry Martin talks to Middle East experts Norman Olson, Walter Rodgers, 9/28/10, Part 1
October 02, 2010 08:35 AM PDT
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Join Terry Martin of WRFR Community Radio's Talk Around Town in a 46 minute discussion about Israel and Palestine with Norman Olson retired state department at US embasssy in Israel and former CNN middle east correspondent Walter Rodgers. Info: http://www.wrfr.org

Fed - Maine Ocean Wind Interagency meeting 09/14/10. Q&A: Huber v Bornholdt
September 21, 2010 09:35 PM PDT
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At the conclusion of the interagency meeting on ocean wind off Maine on September 14, 2010 in Belfast, Ron Huber was the sole member of the public available for the "public question and answer session". Listen to Huber's minute questioning of Maureen Bornholdt, BOEMRE renewable energy chief. 24 minutes

Feds to Maine officials: start mapping locations for Offshore Windmill wind sites now. AUDIO
September 16, 2010 09:25 AM PDT
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On Tuesday September 14th, the Federal offshore wind officials of BOEMRE, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, met with Maine and federal agencies in the first meeting of the new Maine/Federal Offshore Wind Task Force at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

In this 16 minute recording, three dozen members of the Maine task force go around the room describing their agency's role in reviewing ocean windmill applications
Details, more audio from the meeting: http://tinyurl.com/332g7s3

Ragged Mountain Friends speak out at Camden Selectboard meeting
September 07, 2010 11:20 PM PDT
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Camden, Maine selectboard hears opposition to proposal to site a windfarm on Ragged Mtn (one hour long version)

Camden's Town Hall was filled to overflowing Tuesday night as members of the newly-formed Friends of Ragged Mountain turned out in force to show and express to their town leaders their displeasure and opposition to a proposal to site windmills on the southern anchor of the Camden Hills: Ragged Mountain.

The more than four dozen opponents waited patiently for two hours before they came up on the agenda. But beginning with presentations by Friends' spokespersons Dorie Klein and Dana Strout, a long line of people spoke up challenging the validity of the process that had led up to the present situation, where the town of Camden was being pressured by persons or companies unknown to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a windpower feasibility study, that while it might lead to small reductions in energy costs, would certainly lead to logging bulldozing and blasting of the natural mountain environment. The selectboard expressed itself well served by the presentations and question and answer session

Ragged Mountain - Camden Energy Committee meeting 081210
August 13, 2010 10:36 AM PDT
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The Camden Energy Committee met August 12th to discuss the proposal they will ask the Camden Selectboard to implement: a Ragged Mountain Wind Workgroup.

Listen to the 38 minute recording: It begins with 5 minute consideration of the cover letter, the remaining time focuses on details of the memo to the town selectboard: 12 minutes about how to use the Camden development director as part of the work group. Then a discussion for ten minutes on who should run the work group, and whether a 'sunset provision' for the work group should be added.

Fundraising discussion follows - need $50K-$70K for initial feasibility study. Finally a vote to accept the now-amended memo. The memo on the proposed Camden Mountain and cover letter will be considered at the August 17th meeting of the Camden Selectboard which will be held at the Camden yacht club

Maine Lobster Festival 2010 - Eco-Lobster Catch
August 09, 2010 11:17 PM PDT
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Leslie Wallace and Jarod Gray describe their business, Eco-lobstercatch, which allows consumers to lease traps and have the lobsters caught in them as requested. A five minute interview.

Maine Poet Carolyn Locke at Lobster Festival booksigning
August 09, 2010 10:30 PM PDT
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An 8 minute interview of Poet and educator Carolyn Locke of Troy, Maine, focusing on her book "Always this falling" The interview took place August 6, 2010 at the Maine Lobster Festival.

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