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Roxanne Quimby transfers 87,000 acres planned for national monument to US government

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The company owned by the family of Roxanne Quimby transferred more than 87,000 acres to the federal government on Tuesday, strongly indicating a North Woods national monument will soon be designated by President Barack Obama.
Maine Veterans Affairs officials hand the remains of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams of Hodgdon, who fought for the Union Army in the famed 20th Maine, back to some Patriot Guard Riders who traveled across the country with him from Oregon over the past few days during a ceremony on Monday outside the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

Civil War veteran’s remains make it home to Maine

The Civil War soldier from Maine whose remains were stored haphazardly at the Oregon State Hospital for nearly 100 years has finally come home.
Melissa Stevens holds a photograph of her son Nick, whose organs were donated after his death in 1999, on Aug. 19 in Owls Head. The girl who received his heart has become close to the Stevens family.

Woman who received Maine boy’s heart makes surprise visit to donor’s family

“God and Nick could not have picked a more special person to receive his heart,” said the boy’s mother, Melissa Stevens.

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Pat Kimball reflects on her work to help Mainers struggling with addiction

Pat Kimball, 65, of Hermon is retiring at the start of September after 15 years as executive director of Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. The organization operates residential halfway houses for men and women, as well as outpatient services for people struggling with addiction and mental health problems.


Qian Xue, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, explains her research into developing a simple blood-testing device for home-bound Mainers at a recent UMaine forum on aging-related research.

UMaine showcases projects under development to help Mainers age in place

From a simple well-water purification device to a comfortable, high-tech protector that decreases the likelihood of a hip fracture in a fall, researchers at the University of Maine are all about aging these days.



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