Tag Archives: Maine

5 easy ways to cut heating costs this winter

With winter just two weeks away and temperatures already hovering around freezing, Mainers are starting to crank up the heat. As the frigid days arrive, heating costs are always a big concern in the state. According to a weekly heating fuel price survey conducted by the Governor’s Energy Office, the current statewide average cash price […]

Nearly 4,000 Maine cars covered by VW settlement; how to claim your money

As part of the biggest false advertising case in the history of the Federal Trade Commission, Volkswagen will spend about $10 billion to compensate owners and lessees of VW and Audio 2.0 liter diesel cars. This week the FTC announced an agreement to settle claims that VW rigged 475,000 vehicles because they didn’t meet emissions […]

Decoding beer can’s secret message after El Faro mystery at sea

Laurie Bobillot believes in signs. Bobillot’s 34-year-old daughter Danielle Randolph, a 2004 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, was on the El Faro last week when the 790-foot cargo ship lost power and started taking on water in Hurricane Joaquin.   El Faro is believed to be about three miles under water after being slammed by […]