AUGUSTA — The Land Use Regulation Commission will go on the road for its next three meetings.

Commissioners will meet Wednesday in Ellsworth, while the November and December meetings will be held in Lincoln, LURC Executive Director Catherine Carroll said in a news release. The commission usually meets in Bangor.

On Wednesday, commissioners will make a decision on the Bull Hill wind project, proposed by Blue Sky East LLC for Hancock County. They also will begin deliberations on the Bowers Wind Project for Washington and Penobscot counties proposed by Champlain Wind LLC.

The meetings are open to the public, but the records for the wind projects are closed, so no public comments will be taken, Carroll said.

“The primary reason for changing the meeting location is to get out,” Carroll said. “The commission has felt bogged down with unprecedented projects,” including the Plum Creek development, wind-power projects and its comprehensive plans. “They’ve gotten in the way of considering other matters, such as expediting permitting and other projects and important issues,” she said.

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UMA homecoming will be Oct. 15

AUGUSTA — The UMA Alumni Association will hold its annual homecoming for alumni, families and friends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15.

The events will include food and refreshments, a farmers’ market and crafts, UMA men’s and women’s soccer games and live music.

The day also will feature the third annual town/gown volleyball match, pitting a UMA team led by President Allyson Handley against an Augusta team led by Augusta Mayor William Stokes.

UMA won the first year, but the city grabbed the trophy last year.

For more information, contact the UMA Alumni Association at 621-3299 or [email protected]

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