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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:22 PM
A few years ago, with birthday milestones approaching, a local couple, Reade and Martha Brower, decided it was time to develop their charitable legacy. For the past three decades, they say, they’ve benefitted from many acts of kindness . . .
  • Playing into the Sunset at Bahner Farm in Belmont —
    It was a busy Sunday at Bahner Farm in Belmont for their annual Fall Fest celebration. Pizza, ice cream treats, craft beer, glittery face paint and a bounce house were featured. Everyone parked next door at Belmont Boatworks to keep Route 3 . . .
  • The volunteer Knox Clinic, which is dedicated to providing good health care to Knox County residents and surrounding towns based on a patient’s ability to pay, has saved people in the local community over $15 million in prescription drug . . .
  • Health Care Unification & the Struggles of Rural Health Care Providers
    Local health care officials held a forum at Rockland City Hall on Monday to discuss a proposal to integrate Coastal Healthcare Alliance (CHCA), the parent organization of Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) in Rockport and Waldo County . . .
  • A Movement Grows Across the Country for Paid Family Leave
    When filmmaker Ky Dickens learned she was about to become a mother, her doctor advised her that she would need at least 12 weeks of maternity leave to heal after giving birth to her daughter. At the time, she considered herself . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • CMP & Others Bidding for New Transmission Lines Across Maine
    Massachusetts’ demand for clean energy has drawn interest from several companies hoping to win lucrative contracts to transmit wind and hydro power from Maine, Atlantic Canada and Quebec. The utilities National Grid, Eversource . . .
  • CMP, Gas Companies & Solar Proponents Battle Over Energy Policy
    Four months from now, Maine will begin a first-in-the- nation experiment when it phases out the popular net metering program, a policy that allows homes and businesses to sell power produced on-site, such as rooftop solar panels . . .
  • A Voice for America
    A lot of people got to spend an hour or so with Richard Blanco on Saturday morning at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, thanks to the Millay Arts & Poetry Festival, and, thanks to Richard Blanco, many of us, maybe all of us, emerged . . .
  • CIFF Film review — “Whose Streets?”: An Essential Document of the 21st-Century Civil Rights Movement
    “A riot is the language of the unheard,” Martin Luther King once said, and over 50 years later it’s a message that rings more true than ever. In the gripping new documentary film “Whose Streets?,” playing at the Strand Theatre . . .
  • The death toll on Maine highways this year rose to 104 people by midweek, an increase from 96 fatalities on the same date last year, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. Twenty-two of the 2017 deaths were in August . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • Films, Forums, Pitches, Parties, VR & More!
    Directors, industry insiders and documentary film fanatics will descend on the midcoast next week for three days of films, forums, workshops and parties as part of the 13th annual Camden International Film Festival, running from . . .
  • Bernard ‘Blackie’ Langlais — Uncommon Art for the Common Man
    Bernard “Blackie” Langlais got a phone call during the Watergate years from his art dealer telling him kids were throwing rocks at his large outdoor sculpture of Nixon, which was on display at a museum. Known by locals as the guy . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • Remembering Peterborough — Warren’s 19th Century Free Black Colony
    About a mile off Route 1, on the other side of the train tracks and down a little path through the woods in Warren, lies a memorial to Peterborough, a long lost settlement that was once a thriving community in the 19th century. . . .
  • Hurricane relief — How to Help Flood Victims Without Getting Burned
    Aid organizations are stepping in with assistance and seeking donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey as the impacts of the storm continue to worsen on the Gulf Coast. Federal officials are predicting that 30,000 people will occupy . . .
  • LePage:Civil War Was About “Property” Rights, Not Slavery
    Gov. Paul LePage has had a busy week promoting neo-Confederate revisionist history and defending comments he’s made equating anti-fascist protestors with actual fascists following the murder of peaceful anti-racist activist Heather Heyer by neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 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 . . .
  • Federal Audit: Maine Not Properly Investigating Potential Abuses of People with Disabilities
    The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has failed to adequately report and monitor incidents of potential abuse and neglect of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a damning federal audit . . .
  • CMP Hires Former PUC Commissioner
    Former Public Utilities Commission (PUC) member Carlisle McLean has announced that she has taken a job as the senior counsel to handle regulatory policies for the utility Avangrid, the parent company of Central Maine Power. In June, McLean . . .
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