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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The intersection on Route 17 in Union where a fatal accident occurred on July 16 (Photo by John Jensen)
The intersection on Route 17 in Union where a fatal accident occurred on July 16 (Photo by John Jensen)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 1:57 PM
Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be installing more signs near the intersection of Heald Highway (Route 17) and Sennebec Road in Union, where a fatal motorcycle crash occurred on July 16. The decision came in . . .
  • 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. . . .
  • King’s Senate Field Hearing Focused on Generating Electricity from Maine Wood
    Senator Angus King convened a Senate field hearing at Robbins Lumber in Searsmont on Friday, October 6, to hear testimony on the impact of combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plants on Maine jobs and electricity . . .
  • Maine Supreme Court Ruling Could Provide Relief for Victims of Foreclosure Abuse
    Last month, the Maine Supreme Court issued a stunning rebuke to national mortgage companies that have flagrantly committed fraud and abuse against homeowners across the state. In its groundbreaking decision . . .
  • Last week, American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU of Maine filed a challenge to a 1979 state law that bars nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives from performing abortions. Under Maine law, only doctors . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • At first, all eyes were on Hurricane Harvey. Then attention turned — momentarily — to the wildfires raging out West before riveting on Hurricane Irma, then Maria. Cascading natural disasters in a warming world raise the . . . 
  • The Salmon Dilemma
    “Can you tell me the difference between the wild-caught and the farm-raised?” I asked, pointing to the pale pink salmon fillets in the fish case. The man in the white apron and plastic gloves gave me a look. . . .
  • The heaviest blame for the sinking of the El Faro and the loss of all 33 crew members aboard fell on Captain Michael Davidson of Windham. En route from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, Davidson mistook the path of a worsening . . .
  • In the wake of the Equifax hacking of millions of Americans’ personal data, the office of Maine’s Attorney General has posted a credit freeze fact sheet on its website, www.maine.gov/ag/. The fact sheet includes the following contact . . .
  • Knox County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Help in Finding Avery Smith, Age 23, of Hope —
    Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man from Hope who was reported missing last Saturday night, when deputies were called to a home in Hope because a family reported not seeing their loved one for more than a day. . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • 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 . . .
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