WCME Midcoast News March 9, 2015

WCME Midcoast News March 9, 2015

Ominous Warning

It’s not unusual at this time of warmer weather and the coming end of winter. Game wardens are reminding snowmobilers to be cautious on thinning ice, noting that conditions can and will change rapidly due to the increase in air temperature. This concern is prompted in particular by a snowmobile plunging into Maranacook Lake in Winthrop on Friday.

A Fight Over A Pollution Fight

Citing health concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with regulations limiting pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters. But some states are refusing to go along, saying the new rules could be tough on low-income residents. Here in Maine, a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection says enforcement of the new regulations is not the state’s responsibility and says the federal government will be responsible for making sure that manufacturers and retailers of wood heaters are in compliance.

Fire Investigation

It’s not thought to have been suspicious in origin, but investigation continues into a Saturday night fire at a mobile home in Boothbay, where a resident was injured and taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. A condition report is unavailable. Firefighters from Boothbay Harbor, Southport, Edgecomb and Newcastle battled those flames.