Project to conserve Maine State House backdrop in limbo

AUGUSTA — A project that would preserve the wooded backdrop to the Maine State House has a problem in the Maine State House.

Howard Hill is caught in a political battle: Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the governor doesn’t want to sell $11.4 million in voter-approved bonds as he tries to gain support for a plan that would increase the amount of timber harvested on state land to pay for energy efficiency programs.

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Fayette event to mark Kennebec Land Trust 25th anniversary

The celebration will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Winnebago, on Route 17.

Kennebec Land Trust will celebrate its silver anniversary with an outdoor fete, nature workshops, triathalon, annual meeting and music on Aug. 24.

The organization, which is based in Winthrop, has conserved 4,860 acres, completed 32 miles of trails and worked in 21 communities in central Maine in those 25 years, according to executive director Theresa Kerchner...

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