|5 ways to help your community go local|
Yes! - 2/4/2011.By Jeff Milchen – For four consecutive years, Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has undertaken a unique research project, surveying thousands of independent businesses across the United States about their holiday season sales figures. The results of ILSR’s latest survey offered encouraging news for entrepreneurs battered by the recession and for organizations working to sustain vital communities.
|Agriculture commissioner nominee clears hurdle|
Kennebec Journal - 2/4/2011.By Susan M. Cover – Augusta: A dairy farmer from Waldo who is Gov. Paul LePage's nominee to be Maine's next agriculture commissioner earned unanimous support Thursday from a legislative committee.
|Environmentalists vow to take on LePage|
Kennebec Journal - 2/4/2011.By Beth Quimby – Augusta: Maine environmental groups say that fighting Gov. Paul LePage's proposed repeal of environmental regulations is their priority for this legislative session. The Maine Environmental Priorities Coalition, which represents 25 groups supported by about 100,000 members, vowed Thursday to fight any weakening of the state's environmental protections and came out in support of four measures, including several that the LePage administration opposes.