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The Public Utilities Commission directs three utilities to negotiate with Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. to put electricity onto the grid this summer, the first long-term power purchase agreements for tidal energy in the United States.
The ranking is based on an analysis of data on homicides, violent crime, policing, incarceration rates and availability of small arms.
The infected cow, the fourth ever discovered in the U.S., was found as part of an Agriculture Department surveillance program that tests about 40,000 cows a year for the fatal brain disease.
The Camden-based bank says the $20 million deal will expand its branch count to 53.
Theft, assault, burglary
WATERVILLE -- Police are investigating a burglary that occurred early today at Bolley’s Famous Franks on College Avenue and whether it may be related to other recent area burglaries.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs say a federal judge was incorrect when he determined the mural was government speech rather than the speech of the artist.
Ronald Toussaint, 57, and another man were aboard a small boat when it capsized Monday evening on Blake Lake. The other man made it to safety.
Scientists say harbor seals tend to give birth in May and June but this year, seal pup sightings were reported in March.
A fire department official says the worker had been filling kegs with air as part of a cleaning process that removes residual beer when one exploded.
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