Today (Monday, Dec. 12, 2016) marks the final cane haul for the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill in Pu`unene, Hawaii News Now reported. With no more cane burns scheduled and the final harvest winding down–parent company Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) announced the mill's closure back in January–many workers have already been let go. "A transition team is … [Read more...] about Today marks final cane haul for Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar mill on Maui
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See acclaimed Maui author Jill Engledow speak about her two new books about Maui history this Friday, Dec. 2. The Upcountry Rotary Club is hosting the event, and Engledow will talk about Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui's Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company and The Story of Lahaina. The former is a picture book using images from the HC&S company paper, … [Read more...] about Author Jill Engledow to speak about her two new Maui history books
When Alexander & Baldwin announced back in January that they would close their Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill in Pu`unene–the last operating sugar mill in the state of Hawaii–nervous eyes looked around the island. What would become of the land? they asked. Company officials announced that some manner of "diversified agriculture" would be their prime focus, … [Read more...] about Maui County Planning Officials say they want to change ‘the process’ of crafting community plans
Everyone who knows me is aware that I’m a wine lover. I love tasting new wines, get excited about visiting wineries and adore dinner and wine dates with my friends. It’s been a few years since I visited the winery in Ulupalakua, but I recently learned two things. First, that they were now offering a new tour of the grounds called the “King’s Tasting.” And second, that they had … [Read more...] about We visit Maui’s only winery, which recently Paula Hegele rebranded as MauiWine
1. On Sept. 2, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that the U.S. Department of Labor would offer support to HC&S workers laid off after Nov. 16 as part of the closure of the last sugar operation on Maui. According to Hirono’s news release, how many workers will this cover? A. 150 B. 250 C. 350 D. 450 E. 550 2. Last week, the state Department of Business, Economic … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know federal support for laid off Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar workers?