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Thursday, August 17, 2017
A screen grab from a comment plaintiff Kelli Whitlock Burton posted on Gov. lePage’s Facebook page.
A screen grab from a comment plaintiff Kelli Whitlock Burton posted on Gov. lePage’s Facebook page.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:10 AM
Over two weeks ago, the ACLU of Maine gave Gov. Paul LePage 14 days to stop deleting his constituents’ Facebook comments and to reinstate user privileges for people whom he has blocked. The governor ignored the threat and on . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • Artist Linden Frederick — Night Stories: Cozy to Creepy
    Night Stories, a show of 15 oil-on-linen paintings by Linden Frederick and the 15 short stories by literary luminaries like Lily King, Ann Patchett, Louise Erdrich, Andre Dubus III, Luanne Rice, Tess Gerritson and Richard Russo in . . .
  • The Future of Microgrids & Cleaner Locally Managed Power
    In October of 2012, Superstorm Sandy left a trail of devastation across the Northeast, killing 157 people, destroying thousands of homes and knocking out power to millions of customers. But the campus of Princeton University only . . .
  • Changes in Lobster Land
    “Thick as pudding out here,” says Richard Waldron, 77, taking his glasses off and tucking them in the folds of a red plaid shirt sitting on top of a lobster crate in the stern of his 16-foot skiff. He’s pretty disgusted. This morning he was distracted and forgot his coffee thermos. . . .
  • Reade Brower, a Camden businessman who founded The Free Press in 1985, announced Monday that he will buy the Sun Media Group, which includes the family-owned Lewiston Sun Journal, its printing press and 16 other publications. . . .
  • Mainers with Disabilities Still Languishing on Wait Lists
    Earlier this spring, Camden Hills Regional High School senior Alex Jurek turned 18 years old. As he watched his friends getting ready to graduate, he began to dream of finally leaving home and heading off to a big city like Boston . . .
  • Yachting Solutions Receives Federal Grant for Boaters’ Lounge
    The Yachting Solutions Boat Basin in Rockland, Maine, offers every amenity imaginable for the cruising yachtsman or seasonal guest, supported by our unparalleled service,” states the company on its website
  • Copyright Laws Cause Frustration in the Local Music Scene
    On the final evening of the monthly Thursday night open mic at The Waterworks Restaurant in Rockland, musicians and music lovers pack into the side dining room for one last night of blues, rock, country and folk. The greying crowd . . .
  • National Public Radio foreign correspondent Anne Garrels was sitting in her Moscow office contemplating the map of Russia on the wall. It was 1993, the Soviet Union had fallen two years earlier and the flash and splash of the new Moscow . . .
  • Dems Give on Tax Hikes, House Republicans Release the Hostage (Maine)
    Following a three-day state government shutdown, a week of angry protests and tense negotiations, late Monday evening Gov. Paul LePage finally agreed to sign a $7.1 billion biennial budget and reopen state government. . . .
  • The Global War on Lobster
    Lobster wars aren’t new. In 2009, lobstermen on the outlying island of Matinicus made international news after taking up arms to defend their fishing grounds, but the real war on lobsters is less of a shoot-em-up-cowboy kind of . . .
  • Rockland City Council has offered the city’s finance director, Tom Luttrell, the city manager position. The council met with Luttrell on Monday evening, and on Tuesday afternoon, Rockland Mayor Will Clayton announced the offer . . .
  • Ed. Note: Following is the AMA’s June 26 letter to Congress, which was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Though Sen. McConnell pulled the bill at the last minute on Tuesday . . .
  • After the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported on Monday that, among many other things, the Senate bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million and that Medicaid spending would decline by . . .
  • LePage: “The Future of Maine Is Worth Shutting It Down”
    “What’s the cost of shutting down? The future of Maine,” said Gov. Paul Le-Page in a radio appearance Tuesday. “The future of Maine is worth shutting it down.” The Maine Legislature has until this Friday at 11:59 p.m. to pass a biennial budget . . .
  • Maine Home Sales Brisk, Inventory Down, Prices Mostly Up
    The Maine real estate market is hot, with 20 percent fewer homes for sale in the state this year than last, sales prices on the rise in most places, and multiple offers more typical than not. Maine home prices climbed over 5 percent . . .
  • Camden Landowners Meet Maine DOT Over Route 1 Overhaul
    Camden landowners affected by the scheduled rebuilding of 1.54 miles of Route 1 from Camden Hills State Park to the Lincolnville town line met with Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) experts last week at an open forum . . .
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