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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • Disaster Relief: Lost and Found in Puerto Rico, Kentucky
    The American Red Cross was started in 1881 by Clara Barton, a Civil War nurse. She led the organization for 23 years, working on the frontlines of disasters across America and taking the humanitarian effort overseas to Turkey, Cuba . . .
  • “After a train wreck, investigators scrutinize the causes.” That’s the opening line in “Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis,” a 33-page report just released by a group of progressive Democratic political organizers and research analysts. . . .
  • Wind Storm Breaks CMP’s Outage Record
    As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, an estimated 220,000 homes and businesses remained without service — down from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday — following the wind and rain storm that hit Maine Sunday night and Monday. . . .
  • Homeland Security OKs Maine Driver’s Licenses for Another Year
    Department of Homeland Security has issued an additional one-year waiver for the State of Maine’s REAL ID Act compliance. Maine had been operating on a grace period extension while its waiver renewal request was under review . . .
  • The warm fall weather may extend the road construction season, allowing for near-completion of the downtown Thomaston road reconstruction project. In Camden, residents are awaiting a final design of the 2019 road construction project . . .
  • The Wiscasset traffic bottleneck in July and August is a persistent regional problem that has defied solutions over the past three decades, in spite of millions spent on the effort to at least alleviate it. . . .
  • Referendum Campaign Launched in Maine for Universal In-Home Care
    The progressive group Maine People’s Alliance is spearheading a new referendum campaign to guarantee in-home support and assistance to all Mainers over 65 years of age and people with disabilities. The ballot initiative would . . .
  • Despite an improving economy, more Mainers are going hungry than last year, according to a new report released by the US Department of Agriculture. In 2016, 16.4 percent of Maine households suffered from “food insecurity, meaning . . .
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