Honey harvest down

Maine's honey harvest could be the worst in years.

The heavy rain we had earlier this summer kept bees dormant in their hives.

That was followed by hot weather, which kept the flowers closed to conserve water.

According to the states bee inspector, the honey season is shaping up to be one of the ten worst in Maine history.

The hope is that the improved weather this month will improve the harvest in the fall.

Maine produced 91 million pounds of honey last year--worth about 70 million dollars.

V.P. Biden Cancels Maine Visit

YORK - Vice President Joe Biden is cancelling today's scheduled appearance at a Democratic Party fundraiser in York. 

Governor wants special session

 

Governor Lepage issued a proclamation today calling for a special session of the legislature.

He wants lawmakers to take action on a proposed bond package that would be used for infrastructure improvments around the state.

The $149.5 million dollars would be used to improve highways and bridges.

Ports, railroads, universities and armories would also be improved.

The Governor says the improvements are needed to boost the economy and create jobs.

He wants the special session to be held next Wednesday.

 

Search for Missing Hiker Resumes

SUGARLOAF - The Maine Wardens Service is making a new search in the Sugarloaf Mountain area for the body of a hiker who hasn't been seen in almost a month.

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