Report Shows More Deaths than Births in Maine


A recent report shows that more people died in Maine last year, than were born.  Something some are worried about since Maine has a low young-adult population.
The report just came out, showing that between July 2011 and July 2012, 12,857 people died, while only 12, 754 were born.
It was the first time in nearly 7 decades more people had died in the Pine Tree State than were born.
Maine and West Virgina were the only 2 states to experience more deaths than births.  This is also a cause for concern to city councilor Ben Sprague who says plenty of young-adults leave the Pine Tree State and having a decreasing young population is not good for education or the economy.
Andrew Scheinthal

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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