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Mayoral forum at Hall School

While students at the Waterville Junior High School were wrapping up Spirit Week 2014 with a school-wide assembly on Oct. 24, fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Albert S. Hall School across town were at an assembly of a different nature. The students had the opportunity to ask questions of the three candidates running for mayor in the city of […]

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Ebola scares in Maine

This past Friday, an elementary school teacher in Strong, Maine was placed on a 21-day paid leave of absence due to concerns that she might have been exposed to the Ebola virus. Worries began after the teacher attended a trip to Dallas for an educational conference. Since Dallas is where Ebola surfaced in the U.S., parents of Strong students immediately […]

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$10K for Penobscot legal fight

$10K for Penobscot legal fight

On Oct. 18, Dawnland Defense, an organization working toward enhancing knowledge and respect of the Penobscot Native American tribe and Wabanaki land, organized a concert and speak-out on Indian Island called Justice for the River. The event aimed to raise money for the Penobscot Nation’s legal defense to protect the Penobscot River and the tribe’s sovereign right to it. Maria […]

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Veterans for Peace walk from Rangeley to N. Berwick

Veterans for Peace walk from Rangeley to N. Berwick

122 miles from Rangeley to North Berwick, Maine; this was the distance that a number of members and supporters of the Maine Chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) walked between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20. VFP member Bruce Gagnon organized the Maine Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future. The purpose of the walk was to connect communities that are […]

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State court to evaluate abuse at Riverview psychiatric center

Serious issues occurring at the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta will soon be presented before a Superior Court judge for evaluation and possible punishment. Dan Wathen, the court master for the Riverview investigation, made this decision after reviewing Riverview’s operations through numerous meetings with employees and touring the facility. Prompted by last December’s incident involving the pepper spraying of a […]

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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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