Good morning. Temperatures will range from about 15 to 30 degrees, with mostly sunny skies throughout the state.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–Michael Grendell wants that much in compensatory and punitive damages. Lawyers for the 62-year-old Dixmont man sent a notice of claim Monday to law enforcement agencies and officers involved in the 20-hour June standoff that led to Grendell losing his house and having to spend two months in the hospital. The notice is the first step in a lawsuit.
–That’s what you’re supposed to do if you’re driving and a police officer pulls you over. And that’s what a new initiative, called Operation Hands On, aims to teach Bangor-area drivers. It’s a partnership between a Bangor-area organization and Beal College’s driving academy.
–The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Monday to raise the standard offer for delivery of electricity to Central Maine Power customers. Coupled with an earlier decision to hike the standard offer for Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro service area, it means most Maine residential and small business customers can expect to pay more for electricity next year.
–Sekton Wandikbo had never seen American football prior to his arrival in Maine in 2016. He developed a passion for the game and helped propel the Ponies to the Class D North title this season.
–The final Thomas Hill Standpipe tour of 2018 drew a few hundred visitors who wanted to see the 121-year-old structure and expansive view of Bangor that it provides.
–Switching your old light bulbs for new ones could be the easiest way for you to reduce your household energy consumption and save money, according to energy efficiency experts.
“It’s so simple; no one talks about it,” said Andy Meyer, residential program manager for Efficiency Maine.
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