Entries by Jeanne Marquis

Various broadband initiatives across Maine to provide improved access

by Jeanne Marquis Communities through the Central Maine and Coastal regions are creating initiatives to improve their internet services to existing users and provide connection to underserved areas. Each community or coalition of communities is in a different stage of their progress, yet all have similar goals of future proofing their internet connections, providing reliable […]

Maine’s Congressional district map approved

by Jeanne Marquis The last week in September, the bipartisan Maine Apportionment Commission approved final congressional and legislative district maps based on the 2020 census results and submitted both to the legislature. The Maine Senate and House of Representatives approved the state’s congressional and legislative district maps. September 29, 2021, Gov. Janet Mills signed the […]

Interviews with China Lake Association leadership; Goal is to educate, re-engage membership

by Jeanne Marquis The China Lake Association (CLA) elected a new president, Stephen Greene, which established Scott Pierz as the president emeritus for his seven-year service. Scott Pierz will remain active with the CLA, aid in the leadership transition while his passion for lake management will be shared to a greater area as the Executive […]

China Lake annual meeting reflects on association mission

by Jeanne Marquis The 2021 Annual Meeting of the China Lake Association (CLA) was a reflection on how vital their mission is to restore and protect the quality of China Lake. The many speakers and quality of the information shared at this meeting demonstrated the important collaborations CLA has forged with the numerous related environmental […]

The 2021 China Lake watershed based survey completed

by Jeanne Marquis China Lake Association has announced the China Lakes Watershed-Based Survey has been completed and available to the public on their Website at https://www.chinalakeassociation.org/news. The China Lake Watershed Survey systematically documented areas of soil erosion, ascertained the level of severity at each site and recommended viable solutions. The watershed survey is part of […]

China School’s Forest opens a new trail

by Jeanne Marquis China School’s Forest opens the North Loop trail after a team of volunteers cleared brush and fallen trees. It has been twenty years since this portion of the forest had been opened for hikers. The North Loop trail is easy to find heading down the main trail toward the power lines, and […]

Albion’s parade reminds us what’s important

by Jeanne Marquis When Jessica Norton felt ill late last month, her son Colbyn Cole’s inner superhero sprung into action bringing her whatever he thought would make her feel better. Colbyn’s heroic nature revved into high gear when he knew he had to call his grandma to tell her that his mom was really sick. […]