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MDEA gets federal grant to combat methamphetamine

Opiate abuse has been a prevalent issue in Maine for almost two decades, but a new drug is rapidly coming to the forefront. There has been a recent rise in both the use and manufacturing of methamphetamine, with 2013 accounting for the highest number of reported cases in the state’s history. As of this week, a state team has already […]

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Messalonskee Strong

Messalonskee Strong

Within the past three weeks, the Messalonskee High School community has adopted the “Messalonskee Strong” slogan as family, friends and classmates cope with the recent loss of two students. 17-year-old Nora Birch took her own life on Sept. 30. According to her obituary in the Morning Sentinel, Birch was an avid singer and pianist and was involved in many groups […]

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Meridians brings new flavors to Fairfield Main Street

By: Jake Bleich and Elise Ozarowski on October 8th, 2014. Colby students might best know Fairfield’s Main Street for the recently moved and sorely missed diner, the Kennebec Café. Even though the beloved doughnuts have left, in their wake has arrived a much needed venture: a craft beer, wine and food store, Meridians. Despite opening at the end of the […]

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State votes to investigate abuse at psychiatric center

By: David DiNicola and Caroline Ferguson on October 8th, 2014. With less than a month until Election Day, Maine politicians are stepping over party lines to ensure accountability for the treatment of some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Maine State Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to investigate Riverview Psychiatric Center in response to reports […]

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Great Maine Outdoor Weekend offers over 125 events

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend offers over 125 events

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is nothing short of just that: great. On the weekend of Sept. 26 through Sept. 28, people took to the sea, lakes and trails of Maine to get outdoors and learn from experts about Maine’s environment. This year marked the sixth annual Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, which is a series of events put on by […]

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New Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Poll: As Nov. 4 approaches, race for Gov. tightens

A new poll commissioned by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram shows that the gubernatorial race has tightened between Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, with Independent Eliot Cutler still behind. The University of New Hampshire Survey Center conducted the poll by surveying 482 likely voters over the phone from Sept. 18 to 25. The […]

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Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston

Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston

This past weekend, thousands of people came together to participate in the annual Dempsey Challenge, a fitness fundraiser for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. During the event, held in Lewiston, Maine, participants displayed hope and encouragement in the fight against cancer through running, walking and cycling various distances. Those who took part in the challenge supported […]

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Maine changes liquor contract

Maine is one of 18 states that controls the sale of alcohol and monitors the prices on a monthly basis. According to Bangor Daily News, the state of Maine is losing up to $30 million per year in alcohol sales to New Hampshire due to New Hampshire’s liquor tax. New Hampshire undercut several of Maine’s prices by as much as […]

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Athanus sisters reflect on 38 years of business

For Tanya and Brenda Athanus, what started out as a plan to spend one more college summer on the Belgrade Lakes flourished into a business that has now been around for 38 years. The Athanus sisters co-own The Green Spot, located on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Oakland. The yellow and green building is hard to miss. The store features good […]

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Climate change hits home

A statistic recently approved by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans. Scientists calculated this figure based on satellite data. The Gulf of Maine encompasses inshore and offshore waters from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to southern Nova Scotia and includes some of the most productive […]

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