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Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Banner at Camden’s Tannery Site Heralds New Beginning
    On Easter Sunday, Camden arborists Nancy Caudle-Johnson and Douglas N. Johnson of Treekeepers LLC celebrated a resurrection of Camden’s long-in-limbo former tannery property on Washington Street by . . .
  • Unlike most fisheries in the world, the lobster industry is actually experiencing an unprecedented boom despite centuries of sustained harvesting. Last year, the lobster catch was a record 130 million pounds . . .
  • DuPont to Purchase FMC Plant in Rockland
    Last Friday, FMC Corpora- tion announced a deal that would include selling its carrageenan manufacturing plant in Rockland to the Delaware-based chemical conglomerate DuPont. Under the deal, DuPont will acquire FMC’s Health . . .
  • Maine, coming in at number nine, is in the top 10 states that are most dependent on the federal government, according to the research and personal finance website WalletHub.com. The site used data from the Census, the federal Bureau . . .
  • Republicans are in a hurry to get their “repeal and replace” health care bill to the House floor. In just the week since it was introduced, two committees have approved the “American Health Care Act,” and a floor vote is planned before . . .
  • Mainers Flock to Augusta to Learn How to Be Radical Together
    People of all ages came from all corners of the state to Augusta on Sunday, March 5, to learn how to become effective political protesters. The Maine Resistance Summit, a day-long training organized by the Maine People’s Alliance . . .
  • The Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee has been a hot spot this session as it considers a series of highly partisan bills that would require photo identification to vote, among other voter-suppression efforts. . . .
  • Shoveling Is Like Life—
    As I was shoveling this morning at 4:50 a.m., in the dark, on Valentine’s Day, digging a path for my car to get out, after the Blizzard of 2017, I was reminded of how shoveling snow is like life. At first, I looked at shoveling as an . . .
  • Mayhew Sends Medicaid Wishlist to Trump Administration
    Last week, Maine Depart- ment of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew sent a letter to Congressman Tom Price (R-GA), President Trump’s nominee to be the federal DHHS secretary, requesting that the . . .
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