The owner of the Center Lovell Inn, who is giving the property away to the winner of an essay contest, received 7,255 entries, which at $125 each yielded her $906,875, according to a Maine State Police investigation.
Janice Sage, who won the inn in an essay contest in 1993, announced at the beginning of the year that she would be holding a similar contest.
Giant pits nearly 600 feet deep on the surface of Rosetta’s comet are likely caused by massive sinkholes, scientists say.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers describe 18 mysterious depressions on the speeding comet that they say could only occur by sinkhole collapse.
On average, each of these quasi-circular holes are as wide as two football fields placed together, and some are as deep as the Washington monument is tall.
“That tells you something about the scale of these things,” said Dennis Bodewits of the University of Maryland and a co-investigator on Rosetta’s OSIRIS instrument.
The Portland Board of Education plans to name an interim superintendent next week.
A special meeting of the board has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 250 of Casco Bay High School, the school district said in a statement Thursday. The board will meet privately before reconvening in public to vote on the appointment.
Chairwoman Sarah Thompson said the board will select an interim superintendent to replace Emmanuel Caulk, who has been superintendent since 2012 and was hired last weekend to lead the 40,000-student public school system in Lexington, Kentucky.