Sen. Alfond introduces $2 million measure to support marketing and scholarships

AUGUSTA - A bill to provide $2 million to the University of Southern Maine for student retention and recruitment was introduced at a public hearing in the state’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee yesterday.  

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:11

Community School of Mount Desert Island

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND - All are invited to come learn about the Community School of Mount Desert Island, a small, independent school located in Seal Harbor, on Wednesday evening, April 15, 6:00 at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. 

Sen. Alfond introduces measure to support high schools graduating students that need remedial help.

AUGUSTA - A bill aimed at reducing the number of students who need remedial coursework in higher education was introduced at a public hearing in the state’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee yesterday.

HALLOWELL - The Hallowell Lyceum Series and Gaslight Theater are calling for storytellers to participate in The Hook Story Hour on May 8, 2015 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.


“Live” checks: Bad deal that preys on elderly


AUGUSTA -  A measure that prohibits financial institutions and creditors from mailing unsolicited loan offers known as “live” checks made its first round through the Maine Senate today.

“An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning” April 6, 2015

AUGUSTA - Senator Whittemore, Representative Martin and members of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. I regret that I cannot attend this hearing today.

AUGUSTA - More than 600 Maine kids will get a chance to attend conservation programs and camps thanks to the Maine moose permit auction.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:38

Husson Host Superbug Conference

BANGOR -  Maine doctor says America was overreacting for unfounded cause, calling his lecture this evening Ebola, superbugs and the new epidemics of the 21st century.

LEWISTON - A Maine woman says she feels discriminated against by a Lewiston restaurant. She says it happened while she was breast feeding at Ramada's Fusion restaurant over the weekend.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:53

Jails Full? Here's One Way To Remedy It

KENNEBEC COUNTY - The Kennebec County Sheriff is asking local police departments to stop making arrests for minor nonviolent offenses.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:43

Human Trafficking Bill Submitted

AUGUSTA - State lawmakers will consider a bill aiming to strengthen the state's laws against human trafficking.

AUGUSTA - After November's ballot question about banning the use of bait, dogs, and traps to hunt the state's bears - lawmakers are considering ways to block similar efforts in the future. Some lawmakers hope to change the constitution to make it illegal for the public to alter laws about wildlife management.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:17

Spring Is Here, Outdoor Events Still A Go

BANGOR - Today's weather certainly didn't make it seem that way, but it is spring... And in Bangor a few of the season's big outdoor moments are coming right up.

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