Thursday, December 5, 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
Bay conservation commission looking 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 treatment of Paul Schlosser III at the Windham prison was exposed when a department security video was aired.
Prison captain fired, but later reinstated, after pepper spraying inmate
The latest store to close is in Brunswick, following closures in Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, Augusta, Rockland and Skowhegan.
Bill Becker, president of the Portland Community Chamber, is encouraging business people to run for four expiring terms.
An administration official and the mayor clash at a meeting over the move out of the city and trade criticisms afterward.
The train wreck shows the danger of what some experts call micro-sleeping.
NY train wreck engineer suspended without pay
Grants from the Perloffs directly to teachers lead to hundreds of learning efforts that often become self-sufficient.
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.
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.
A day after a townwide ban on unleashed dogs is repealed, town councilors move to assign a group to find a way to protect piping plovers and keep dog owners happy.
The information is contained in police wiretaps of alleged gang members who spoke about having pictures of Rob Ford using drugs.
A new film chronicles how a first-in-the-nation exhibition, 1913’s Armory Show, caused an uproar in America.
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The public secondary schools in Portland and elsewhere that are forgoing accreditation have other ways to ensure accountability.
‘President Mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time,’ the former U.S. president says.
Scarborough moves to form leash law committee
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