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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday January 17, 2021 ( 4 items )  

Maine U.S. Attorney: Clinton Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud, False Statements
BANGOR, Maine, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on Jan. 14: A Clinton woman was sentenced today in federal court for Social Security fraud and making false statements, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced. U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Katherine Prosper, 62, to four years of probation, with a condition of home confinement not to exceed six months. She was also ordered to pay $89,864.00 in restitu  more

NASS - New England Field Office: 2020 New England Field Crop Summary
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Jan. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - New England Field Office issued the following news release: ALL DRY HAY Connecticut hay production is estimated at 83 thousand tons, up 2% from 2019. Yield is estimated at 1.80 tons, up 0.08 ton from the previous year. Harvested area, at 46 thousand acres, is down 2% from the previous year. Maine hay production is estimated at 183 thousand tons, down 22% from 2019. Yield is estim  more

National Park Service Proposes Vehicle Reservation Fee at Acadia National Park
BAR HARBOR, Maine, Jan. 13 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to charge an expanded amenity fee to support the vehicle reservation system for the Cadillac Summit Road at Acadia National Park beginning in May 2021. The total fee for each vehicle reservation would be $6, with $4 allocated to NPS operational and capital costs, and $2 allocated to administrative costs for Recreation.gov, whic  more

NOAA: New Plunge Pool Increases River Herring Survival at Maine Dam
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Jan. 13 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: Gardiner, Maine is a quiet city of 6,000 people located on the Kennebec River. A successful Boston physician, Dr. Silvester Gardiner, founded the city in 1754. Dr. Gardiner was part of a group of wealthy Boston merchants who purchased rights to develop land along the river. Dr. Gardiner realized the potential to harness power where the Cobbossee Stream drops 130 feet over  more