Articles by Erin Rhoda
on Aug. 15, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.
Dr. Charles Pattavina became chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital 6½ years ago. He hadn’t been at the Bangor facility more than a couple weeks when a man sent by the Maine office of substance abuse knocked on his door to talk about why he …
on Aug. 01, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Starting Nov. 1, 2015, it’s possible that as many as 200 Maine inmates convicted of drug-related crimes will become eligible over time for an earlier release, under a likely change in federal sentencing guidelines. That means a greater number of federal prisoners could be returning to their homes, families and …
on July 18, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
As Maine confronts a future with fewer residents and, therefore, dwindling economic prospects, there is one small but regular source of new arrivals.
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on June 27, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
Reports of sexual assault have increased at the University of Maine in Orono: There were fewer than 10 per year until 2013 when there were more than 30. That’s probably a good thing; universities should want more people coming forward to seek help. But what about the response to those …
on June 27, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
A look at the punishments handed down to University of Maine students for sexual assault.
on June 16, 2014, at 9:25 a.m.
There is still work to do to ensure military survivors of sexual assault can successfully maneuver the VA claims process.
on June 13, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
Tyler H. Thompson tells the story of his father, a diplomat, and mother who were taken prisoner by Germans during World War II.
on June 06, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Three Maine entrepreneurs discuss how they overcame the challenges of launching a startup.
on May 09, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
What do seniors do if they live in a rural area and have to see a doctor, visit family or buy groceries? Will they get behind the wheel when they shouldn't? If Katherine Freund achieves her dream, a car will come to them.
on April 25, 2014, at 9:35 a.m.
People may appear at first to be victims solely of domestic violence. But they are also at great risk of having been sexually assaulted, and advocates, medical professionals and the courts need to know to ask.
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on April 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Fluid Imaging Technologies, which manufactures a first-of-its-kind imaging particle analyzer, has been growing — and fast. In addition to attracting lots of capital, it has doubled its number of employees in the past year. But one thing has CEO Kent Peterson, and others across Maine, worried. How will the state address its …
on April 11, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
Fluid Imaging Technologies in Scarborough has been hiring -- a lot. How does it attract employees, and what can the state learn from it?
on April 04, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.
A Maine woman describes her experience with clergy sexual misconduct.
This Maine woman used her alcohol addiction to help others. Now, we need a solution for everyone else
on March 21, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
The state estimates about 71,660 Maine adults were in need of treatment for their alcohol or drug addiction in 2010. Yet only 21 percent got that treatment. What will the state do about the remaining 79 percent? Jean Baker has an idea.
on March 14, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
“Even the more well-off elderly can oftentimes be one setback from the luxury of buying groceries. I shudder when I say ‘luxury of buying groceries,’ but again it is the one, and oftentimes the only, place they can control their costs. They do without," summed up Dixie Shaw, program director of hunger and relief services of Catholic Charities Maine in Caribou.
on March 07, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
What Medicaid expansion would do for the state's federally qualified health centers, used by nearly 200,000 Mainers.
on Feb. 28, 2014, at 11:13 a.m.
Whether you have ever held a MaineCare card or not, switching to a managed care model would affect you.
on Feb. 20, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
If you get good grades in high school, you’re probably going to do well in college, despite having modest standardized test scores, according to a first-of-its kind study by a former Bates College admissions dean.
on Feb. 14, 2014, at 10:25 a.m.
Duane Valley, 81, and his wife, Laura, 82, made the decision together that Duane would stop driving. He has no regrets.
Emily Bessey didn’t know her son had a birth defect that would kill him at 8 months. Now, she’s working to help other parents
on Feb. 07, 2014, at 10:34 a.m.
Ezra Bessey was 8 months when he died of an incurable genetic disorder. How his family is keeping his memory alive and fighting to find effective treatment.