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Economic development top priority of Dexter council candidates

There will be plenty of choices for Dexter Town Council on the Nov. 5 election ballot as six residents will be seeking three contested seats. Two incumbents, Chairman Peter Haskell and Councilor Alan Wintle, are seeking re-election. One councilor, Andre Robichaud, has decided not to seek another …

DC think tank ranks Maine 41st for value of welfare benefits

A poor, single mother of two contacts Maine’s welfare offices looking for help. She qualifies for several of the state’s most well-known aid programs, including those that help her buy food, receive medical care for her children and heat her home. Her potential take-away: just under $19,900 worth of help …