Friday, December 6, 2013
Maine's poorest county has struggled for years, and some wonder whether the FreeME proposal from the Maine Heritage Policy Center is the answer to overcoming poverty and boosting population.
From The Guardian: State conservative groups plan US-wide assault on education, health and tax
Dozens of law-enforcement officers swarm the town after the 10th armed robbery since last week.
Biddeford police probe rash of robberies, issue surveillance image
An investigation looks into whether proper permits were acquired; Portland’s barge has the city’s OK for construction work.
A panel will discuss the interface of the ordinance with state and federal laws on Thursday night at City Hall.
The prison controversy led to policy changes and a ‘teachable moment’ for prison personnel.
Prison captain fired, but later reinstated, after pepper spraying inmate
The latest restaurant to close is in Brunswick, following closures in five other communities.
But Democrats say many of the problems are of the governor’s own making.
A mental evaluation is ordered, partly to determine whether Courtney D. Shea is competent to stand trial.
A Kentucky man is fulfilling a wish by his late brother, who asked in his will that his money be given to people in need.
Stavros Mendros and Peter Robinson are suspected of misreporting donations during their failed 2011 casino initiative.
The train wreck shows the danger of what some experts call micro-sleeping.
NY train wreck engineer suspended without pay
Others also report progress and answer questions on insurance at the USM event.
Obamacare signups surge after website repairs
A biologist’s report says wind farms can be strategically placed to ensure the impact is small.
AUGUSTARural hospitals fare well in nationwide survey
Artists were equally drawn to the man and to what he stood for.
Strong under the boards and from the outside, the Rangers seem poised to contend for the title.
Mary Mayhew should have announced plans to fix a broken ride system and a botched Portland office relocation process.
Some want a bold approach, others moderate, but all want it to be positive.
Scarborough moves to form leash law committee
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