The state may soon have its first 'green' laboratory. According to a report today in the Bangor Daily News, the new research building for the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor will be built according to the standards of the US Green Building Council. That means it will be well-insulated, operate on a relatively small amount of energy, and will be constructed using renewable materials like granite.
Maine's Senator Susan Collins has made another list of women who could be president. Pink Magazine, a women's mag with the slogan 'a beautiful career, a beautiful life,' chose Collins as one of nine women who could be president. The article is part of Pink's August/September issue. You can't read the part about Collins online, but you can check out the website anyway here
Area artists can now apply to buy a live/work studio at the former Sacred Heart School in Portland. Peter Bass, the owner of Random Orbit, Inc. and the developer of the property at the corner of Sherman and Mellen Streets is now accepting applications for studio condominiums there. The deadline is August 15.
Bass began renovating the old school on June 1 and is scheduled to wrap up the work on September 1.