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Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares (center) and Council Chair Danny Mateo (right) were among the dignitaries on hand as the county accepted three new buses into the Maui fleet this morning.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Maui Bus adds 3 new vehicles to fleet: Ridership exceeds 2.3 million
July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnBkAd6Qn4o[/youtube] The County of Maui added three new buses to its fleet today, bringing to 18 the number of large capacity buses in the Maui fleet. Transportation Director Don Medeiros said Maui recorded over 2.3 million boardings in FY 2010, marking yet another milestone for public transportation on Maui. Last year, an […]


Marie Osaka (L) and Marvin Paularena were honored as Maui County’s 2010 Outstanding Older Americans.  File photo courtesy County of Maui.
Maui’s Osaki and Paularena honored as Outstanding Older Americans
July 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Maui’s Marie Osaki and Marvin Paularena were selected as Maui County’s 2010 Outstanding Older Americans.  Osaki and Paularena were honored along with three other finalists—Johanna Bergman of Lahaina, James Crowe of Kula, and Maxima Mariano of Kahului—at a luncheon hosted by the County’s Department of Housing and Human Concern’s Office on Aging.  The 42nd annual […]


Maui rings in new cell phone driving ban
Maui rings in new cell phone driving ban
July 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

By Wendy Osher Maui became the final county in the state to implement a cell phone driving ban with the bill officially taking effect yesterday. The measure makes it illegal to use a mobile electronic device or telephone while driving unless it is being used with a hands-free device. Maui’s law also prohibits the county’s […]


Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares signing Cell phone driving ban legislation.  Photo courtesy: County of Maui.
First day of cell phone ban in Maui County: July 6, 2010
July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares will sign a new ordinance into law today, restricting use of cell phones and mobile electronic devices while driving.  Maui becomes the last county in the state to implement such a ban.  The law allows the use of cell phones if they are operated with a hands-free device, such as Bluetooth […]


42 elderly Maui residents get home modifications under $670,613 federal grant
42 elderly Maui residents get home modifications under $670,613 federal grant
July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Rennovations are now complete on 42 Maui homes under a $670,613 federal grant for low-income, frail and elderly residents.  The Senior Home Accessibility and Retrofit Program (SHARP) is aimed at promoting safety and accessiblity with the goal of allowing participants to remain in their homes where they will be able to continue to live independently.  […]


Mayor Charmaine Tavares Announces County of Maui Furlough Schedule
Mayor Charmaine Tavares Announces County of Maui Furlough Schedule
June 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The county furlough schedule for the fiscal year that begins next week on July 1st, was released by the Mayor’s office today. All County of Maui civil service and appointed employees, excluding uniformed Police and Fire employees under separate collective bargaining agreements that do not include furloughs, will be furloughed 12 days between July 1, […]


Maui’s Taro Fest among beneficiaries of county grants
Maui’s Taro Fest among beneficiaries of county grants
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development executed a total of $470,000 in grants benefiting Maui Economic Development Board, Inc., the East Maui Taro Festival and Ahupua`a O Molokai, according to an announcement made by Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares today. The Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. received $450,000 for business and workforce development to […]


Maalaea fire.  File photo 6/10/10 by Wendy Osher.
6,200-acre Maalaea Blaze called largest in Maui, officially extinguished
June 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The brush fire that began a week ago on Monday, June 7, 2010 in the mountainous terrain above Ma’alea, was officially extinguished by 12:30 this (Monday, June 14, 2010) afternoon.  County officials say the 6,200 acre fire is believed to be the largest to impact the island of Maui.  The cause remains under investigation. Maui […]


VIDEO: Mayor Tavares says she will not sign the Council’s version of the FY 2011 budget
VIDEO: Mayor Tavares says she will not sign the Council’s version of the FY 2011 budget
June 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares today said she will not sign the council’s version of the 2011 budget, saying the council showed disregard for the departments’ financial and operating knowledge and expertise. “It will become law without my signature or endorsement, as provided for in the charter,” said Tavares. “I cannot sign a […]


6p 6/8/10 Alternating Traffic on Honoapiilani Hwy; Maalaea fire burns 2,000 acres
6p 6/8/10 Alternating Traffic on Honoapiilani Hwy; Maalaea fire burns 2,000 acres
June 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher (Update 6:30 p 6/8/10) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl6ed3NH6Jo[/youtube] Maui Police re-opened the Honoapiilani Highway at around 6 p.m. (Tuesday, June 8, 2010) for contraflow travel using one lane of travel, following a six hour road closure.  Firefighters continue to battle a 2,000 acre blaze above Maalaea that was first reported at 10 p.m. Monday. Police […]


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