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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Panelists included, from left, Gerry Queally, Joy Baressi Saucier, Betsy Sawyer-Manter, and Dyan Walsh. Inset, Lori K. Parham giving the morning keynote
Panelists included, from left, Gerry Queally, Joy Baressi Saucier, Betsy Sawyer-Manter, and Dyan Walsh. Inset, Lori K. Parham giving the morning keynote
Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:46 AM
The repetition of statistics about Maine’s high number of senior citizens has become an old story, which is why Lori K. Parham said she wanted to focus her talk at the fourth annual Aging Initiative Workshop on the benefits seniors . . .
  • Finding Their Humanity Through Yoga in Maine State Prison
    As Kevin Martin sits in the doorway of the St. George River Cafe in Warren on a warm Sunday evening in August, it’s hard to believe he was once locked up in the maximum-security prison where he now teaches inmates. The 31-year-old . . .
  • Stripers Swimming up the Comeback Trail
    Stripers are experiencing a resurgence in Maine, to the delight of anglers and conservationists. “When they’re around, they’re plentiful,” said Terry Walsh, who owns The Flyfisherman’s Place in Warren. “It’s been steadily improving for the past . . .
  • A former Camden resident who worked with co-defendent Paul Manafort pleaded guilty last Friday to a felony offense of failing to register as a foreign lobbyist on behalf of a Ukrainian political party, according to The Washington Post. . . .
  • Camden International Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week
    Points North Institute will present the 14th annual Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) from Thursday through Sunday, September 13 to 16, at venues throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland. This year, the program includes . . .
  • Legislature Passes Bill to Conform with Federal Tax Cuts
    The Maine Legislature voted unanimously last week to pass a measure that would conform the state tax code with the federal tax code. The bill, which will cost the state about $26.8 million in the next budget cycle, was introduced by . . .
  • Rockland City Council will take up a proposal to impose a six-month moratorium on allowing any more medical marijuana facilities in the downtown and commercial zones at its next meeting, on Sept. 10, which will be followed by . . .
  • Members of the Camden Conservation Commission have begun collecting signatures on a petition that would place a single-use bag ordinance on the November ballot. Commission Chair Roger Rittmaster said the petition began . . .
  • The Belfast Planning Board is expected to come up with recommendations on zoning changes and comprehensive plan amendments that were previously enacted to allow the construction of a controversial land-based salmon farm . . .
  • Tow Truck Operators Overlooked Link in Accident Response Chain
    Vehicles collide on a well-used stretch of highway; a single car goes off a back road in the middle of the night. Auto accidents happen every day, caused by weather or sudden mistakes, and scenes of inconvenience or tragic devastation . . .
  • Just How Sustainable Is Local Agriculture in the Midcoast?
    Every year since 2013, Maine has secured the number- two spot on the national “Locavore Index,” a measure of commitment to the availability and consumption of healthy local food. The culture surrounding fresh food is becoming one of . . .
  • The Camden Select Board voted Tuesday against an ordinance that would have banned single-use plastic bags and levied a 10-cent fee on paper bags following a public hearing in which a majority of residents in attendance expressed . . .
  • Rockland City Council voted 3-2 at a special meeting on August 22 to move forward with a controversial 60-day moratorium on allowing medical marijuana facilities in the city. A public hearing on the measure will be held on Sept. 10 . . .
  • Maine Wild Blueberries Not Facing Tariff Danger
    While Chinese tariffs are hurting some other agricultural markets, requiring emergency assistance from the federal government, Maine’s famous wild blueberries are not yet feeling the squeeze. “One would assume that a 45-percent . . .
  • The Camden Board of Selectmen voted August 7 to hold a public hearing on two container proposals with potential environmental impact. The hearing will be held during the board’s next regular meeting, on Tuesday, August 21, starting at . . .
  • The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee (GOC) voted 8-1 last week to subpoena Office of Independence Director Bethany Hamm after she failed to show up to answer questions as part of an ongoing probe into the LePage . . .
  • Public Bus Service Going Strong in Rockland and Belfast
    If you’ve been out and about in Rockland and Belfast this summer, you may have noticed a little red bus cruising around. Midcoast Public Transportation, which is a program of Waldo County Community Action Partners (Waldo CAP) . . .
  • Rockland City Council Puts Limits on Cruise Ships
    Rockland City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to impose a limit on the number of large cruise ships that can come into the harbor until a special ad hoc committee comes up with a new harbor management plan. The amended measure . . .
  • Hardly any jobs will be added to Maine’s economy in the next decade, according to a new report by the Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information (LCWRI). The study forecasts that there will . . .
  • Rockland City Council will take up a proposed moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in the city at its next meeting, on Monday, August 13. Mayor Valli Geiger is sponsoring the measure out of concerns that city zoning regulations . . .
  • Wyeth Works to Be Sold at Local Auction
    Four artworks by Wyeth family members will be auctioned later this month in Thomaston, including a painting of the Olson House featured in one of Andrew Wyeth’s most beloved works. The two-day event at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries . . .
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