Around Town 8/11/22: Sears Island, Graham Lacher update

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

This week: New info on the search for Graham Lacher; tree cutting on Sears Island begins this week, ahead of soil testing – as part of determining whether the island is suitable for an offshore wind production facility. Groups including Friends of Sears Island want the facility built on adjacent Mack Point, which is already developed.

Update 8/25/22:
A message from Tammy Lacher Scully, Graham Lacher’s mother:
“We are trying to use Facebook as a regional/nationwide Silver Alert for Graham. Please, if you are on Facebook, like & share this post

About the host:

Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021.