Portland plans to add Wi-Fi, LED lights to lampposts
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:59:06 GMT
Maine's largest city is moving forward with a tech project that will upgrade the city's streetlights with Wi-Fi and better lighting. The Portland Press Herald reports the City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the $8.5 million project.
CIA Watchdog Nominee Denies Charges of Whistleblower Retaliation
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:54:19 GMT
Christopher Sharpley, the acting CIA watchdog whom President Trump has nominated to be permanent inspector general, on Tuesday expressed skepticism about revelations by a whistleblower advocacy group that there are three outstanding cases alleging retaliation by his office. On Monday the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight published an article by investigator and senior fellow Adam Zagorin saying, "The White House has selected a leader of the CIA's key watchdog division - which depends on whistleblowers to report waste, fraud, and other abuses - someone who has several unresolved allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers.
Steve CuozzoHow New York's top chef turned a loser restaurant into a winner
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:52:51 GMT
Vaucluse is the Manhattan restaurant league's Most Improved Player. Against the odds, Michael White's French-themed spot has put its disastrous launch behind it.
Maine mountain biker dies on trail in NH
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:51:01 GMT
New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says a mountain biker has died after he went out riding with friends for several hours. The department says 58-year-old Robert Summa, of North Berwick, Maine, was found by a member of the group on a trail near an area called Pudding Pond in North Conway at about 1 p.m. Sunday.
UMaine lecture postponed after speaker charged with shoplifting
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:50:56 GMT
The inaugural Stephen E. King Chair Lecture at the University of Maine, originally set for Wednesday, Oct. 25, has been indefinitely postponed, according to the school's website . The announcement came days after the planned lecturer, acclaimed educator Nancie Atwell of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, was charged with misdemeanor theft and violating conditions of release after allegedly stealing a $28 dog leash from Ames True Value in Wiscasset.
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