Articles by Erin Rhoda
By Erin Rhoda on Dec. 17, 2014, at 7:29 a.m.
Domestic violence resource agencies in Maine would not exist in their current forms today without the time donated by volunteers.
on Dec. 17, 2014, at 6 a.m.
Learn what they did — and how you can help, too.
From the community
By Erin Rhoda on Dec. 10, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
What do you love about your Maine? The BDN wants to know. As part of a Maine Focus and University of Maine Humanities Center project to celebrate Maine’s sense of place, we want you to submit a digital postcard of “My Maine Culture” — an image and some text. By …
MAINE FOCUS (blog)
on Dec. 09, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
We’re asking you to get the conversation going about Maine’s economic future.
Maine Focus (blog)
on Dec. 09, 2014, at 7:01 a.m.
How would you create jobs and a vibrant Maine economy? Here’s your chance to have a say.
on Nov. 21, 2014, at 7:27 a.m.
We want to make the arts and humanities come alive by sharing and discussing what matters to us about where we live. We need your ideas.
on Oct. 17, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
We asked what Maine can do to help people experiencing addiction. You responded.
By Erin Rhoda on Oct. 09, 2014, at 12:30 a.m.
We often think of addiction in broad terms — as statistics, as a brain disease, as a driver of crime. But what can we learn when we hear directly from those experiencing — and overcoming — addiction?
on Oct. 03, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.
Elizabeth Chabe started her first company at age 9 in Machias. Now she’s teaching Mainers the skills to start the companies of the future — online.
on Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
If police had used this new method of determining risk, it’s likely Randy Iles would not have been released on bail, and he would have been unable to kill Arlene May.
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.
MAINE FOCUS (blog)
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.