County will reopen gates to public at Baldwin Beach Park
Baldwin Beach Park will reopen this morning, Maui County announced Tuesday.
The park gates have been closed since high surf flooded the parking and pavilion areas last week, preventing park users from driving their vehicles into the park.
The gates will be opened today, allowing vehicles access.
TVs and other electronics will be accepted at recycling event
Used computer equipment, televisions, mobile devices and other consumer electronic devices will be accepted at a Maui Electronics Recycling event Saturday.
Residents may drop off their unwanted or unusable consumer electronic products for recycling from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baldwin High School in Wailuku.
The event, sponsored by LG Electronics USA and the Consumer Electronics Association, aims to encourage all residents to recycle their used electronics responsibly. Many consumer electronics contain metal, plastic and glass that can be used in new products.
For more information or to find the electronics recycling collection location nearest you, visit greenergadgets.org/Hawaii.
Possible ordnance leads to Kapalua beach park closure
Police closed D.T. Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua on Tuesday, after a snorkeler located what may be old ordnance there, said Maui County spokesman Rod Antone.
The male tourist was snorkeling about 20 yards offshore around 12:30 p.m. when he discovered an 8-inch-long canister partially buried in water 8 feet deep, he said. The man took the canister to the county lifeguard stand and left it there with ocean safety officers who called police.
Police responded and evacuated the park by 1:10 p.m., he said. Police contacted the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Oahu.
The unit was expected to arrive around 9 p.m. Tuesday to determine whether to detonate it on-site or take it to the firing range at Ukumehame, Antone said. Meanwhile, the park remained closed.