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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Following is the text of Governor Janet Mills’ first radio address, on Friday morning, January 4, which echoed her inaugural speech from January 2: On Wednesday night, standing with my grandchildren and my niece and with . . .
  • After only three months on the job, former Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew has left her job as head of the federal Medicaid program to lead Flordida’s Medicaid program in Republican Governor . . .
  • Maine Women Continue the Fight for Voting Rights & Fair Treatment
    When Cynthia H. Crabtree Abbott of Hancock set out to do an errand at the local general store in September of 1869, she had no inkling that she would spend the next several days on the run after making a harrowing escape from an insane . . .
  • “Tiny House” Concerns Dominate Hearing
    A special workshop with the Rockland City Council on Monday brought out residents who, in large part, opposed prospective changes to a zoning ordinance that will affect residential neighborhoods. Ordinance Amendment 48 . . .
  • Mainer on Putin’s List Discusses His Work on Human Rights Policy
    Last July, President Donald Trump generated wides- pread outrage for his apparent willingness to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to question Russian spies charged with hacking . . .
  • Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of Avangrid Inc., is reminding its customers that the energy supply rates for residential customers who choose Standard Offer supply will rise 13.7% beginning in January. . . .
  • The hard-boiled editor says, “Give me 800 words on why the hell is everyone so mad about everything all the time!” And get it in early Monday. There’s a deadline. Well, it is a quiet time of year in my life with almost nothing going on . . .
  • Dave Barry’s Year in Review
    We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about . . .
  • When Maine Suffragists Fought for Their Right to Vote
    When Lavinia Snow sent for a reporter from the Courier-Gazette to write her obituary in the fall of 1916, she knew there was a good chance that she might not see the spring. But at 90 years old she had lived a long, extraordinary . . .
  • Fallout of Student Loan Debt Felt in Midcoast
    A recent survey about financial difficulties resulting from student debt found that in some categories, midcoast residents were harder hit by the repercussions of education loans than the rest of the state. The “Student Lending Reform” . . .
  • Developers have submitted an initial proposal to develop apartments in the building that once housed Peirce Elementary School in Belfast, which will require zoning changes but minimal exterior alterations. Yet some neighbors . . .
  • Container Bans Arriving In New Year
    Rockland is one of a trio of midcoast towns, including Camden and Damariscotta, that are set to join an ever-growing movement of communities adopting bans on containers believed to harm the environment. . . .
  • Mills Nominates Obama’s Former Health Policy Advisor to Lead Maine DHHS
    Gov.-elect Janet Mills announced last week that she will nominate former Obama administration official Jeanne Lambrew to head the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Considered to be a national health . . .
  • Moorings Moratorium Rejected in Camden
    Camden residents defeated a proposed inland moorings moratorium during a December 18 special town meeting that saw passage of two other warrant articles — confirming a parking lease and establishing a town charter . . .
  • The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted last week to exempt nonresidential solar customers with larger solar arrays from its controversial new gross metering rules. The PUC granted the request to Insource Renewables . . .
  • Lauren LePage Takes Job with the NRA
    Gov. Paul LePage’s daughter Lauren LePage has landed a job with the National Rifle Association, according to the Portland Press Herald. The newspaper reports that LePage will be the state director for Maine, New Hampshire . . .
  • Tempers Flare at Another Salmon Farm Information Session
    Opponents of a proposed land-based salmon farm once again showed up to heckle and argue with representatives from Nordic Aquafarms (NAF) at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Monday night. Tempers flared as protesters bickered . . .
  • Poliquin Seeks Injunction to Prevent Golden from Taking His Seat
    Congressman Bruce Poliquin and three of his supporters are seeking an emergency injunction from the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston to prevent the Maine Secretary of State from certifying a winner in the November . . .
  • Tight Recycling Market Forces Adjustments
    Maine prides itself on being a leader in recycling as part of its long commitment to preserving the state’s natural beauty and resources. While trash burning still occurs, recyclable materials largely remain out of the flames even as . . .
  • Camden Conference Speaker Roster
    The 32nd annual Camden Conference, February 22 to 24, will explore China as it emerges as a major global power and faces complex challenges in its domestic, economic, social, environmental and political affairs and its relations . . .
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