Napili construction to impact bus service
Roadwork in Napili will result in some bus stops not being in service beginning Monday.
The road closures due to the application of slurry seal to two sections of Lower Honoapiilani Highway will disrupt Napili Islander bus service.
The disruptions include:
* Bus stops between Akahele Street and Hoohui Road will not be in service Monday and Tuesday.
* Bus stops from the beginning of Lower Honoapiilani Road near Times Supermarket to Akahele Street will not be in service Wednesday and Thursday.
The work could create other delays, the county Department of Transportation said.
For more information, contact the department at 270-7511.
Award recognizes solar power integration
The Solar Electric Power Association has recognized Hawaiian and Maui electric companies as "national leaders in integrating and delivering solar renewable power," according to an announcement from Hawaiian Electric.
For 2012, Hawaiian Electric ranked fourth and Maui was sixth in rankings for adding solar power on a per-customer basis, the announcement said. Hawaiian Electric also ranked 10th in total annual solar power added in 2012.
Last year, Hawaiian Electric added 219 solar watts of capacity per customer, while MECO added 198 solar watts per customer, power officials said.
Hawaiian Electric has doubled annually for five years the amount of solar energy on its grids, according to Scott Seu, HECO's vice president for energy solutions and operations.
"Renewable energy helps our customers by keeping dollars in the Hawaii economy, improving our security and protecting our environment," Seu said. "Renewables will help reduce our dependency on imported oil, which will help reduce electricity prices."
Democratic Party panel set to host event
The Maui County Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii will hold its annual convention beginning at 10 a.m. May 4 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.
"All party members, officers, elected officials and others interested in moving the Democratic platform forward are encouraged to attend," said Todd Craine, chairman of the Maui County Democrats. "If you are not a party member, we welcome you and invite you to join us and sign up at the convention."
Convention business will include the election of executive officers, discussing rule revisions and setting party goals for the upcoming year.
Early registration is $20 until 3 p.m. May 3 and includes a continental breakfast. Scholarships are available to those traveling from Molokai and Lanai and individuals who can demonstrate financial need.
Registration and information on the topics being discussed at the convention, including nomination forms for party posts, may be found at www.mauidemocrats.org.
For more information regarding the convention or delegate information, contact Convention Co-Chairpersons Stephanie Ohigashi or Troy Hashimoto at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 359-4256.