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Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Keag Bridge Passes Through Downtown Rockland—
    Two huge sections of preformed concrete, en route to be part of the new Keag Bridge in South Thomaston, had to pass through tight intersections in downtown Rockland on Wednesday afternoon. Here, one of the two rigs works . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • Democratic Leader Running for Congress, Poliquin Strikes Back
    Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden (D-Lewiston) is the latest Democrat to announce a run for the 2nd District Congressional seat held by Republican Bruce Poliquin. First elected to the Maine House in 2014 . . .
  • Courthouse Gets New Copper Topper
    The Knox County Court- house got a new copper cupola this summer, with final touches and solar lights installed this week. The original dome was erected 143 years ago along with a weather vane to see which way the winds . . .
  • For three days, Gov. Paul LePage was one of the only governors in the country who did not comment publicly on the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the murder of anti-racist protestor Heather Heyer . . .
  • It may be happily hot this week, but thousands of Mainers will be left in the cold next winter if President Donald Trump’s proposed elimination of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance . . .
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