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
The defense contractor has cut more than 200 jobs since the fall, citing the nature of the shipbuilding industry.
Dozens of law-enforcement officers have swarmed the town after the ninth armed robbery since last week.
Biddeford police probe rash of robberies, issue surveillance image
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.
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.
Grants from the Perloffs directly to teachers lead to hundreds of learning efforts that often become self-sufficient.
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.
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.
The loss of the man who many consider the father of South Africa brought deep grief, but residents also celebrated his many momentous achievements.
Scarborough moves to form leash law committee
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