Articles by Erin Rhoda


See what it’s like to live through a Maine winter on a sailboat

on April 20, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
They appear to have survived.

How would you get more people into addiction treatment?

By Erin Rhoda on April 18, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.

We want to know how you’d change attitudes toward addiction

By Erin Rhoda on April 18, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.

These Millennials don’t know what ‘old’ is

By Erin Rhoda on April 16, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
“When people start stopping, that’s when they start getting old.”

Before Hillary Clinton, more than 200 women ran for president, including this Maine powerhouse

on April 16, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
“As soon as she announced her bid for the presidency, she was depicted as menopausal, addled, not really up to the responsibility.”

The history of Portland’s destruction and rebirth, in pictures

on April 09, 2016, at 4:27 p.m.
Maine’s largest city has burned down quite a bit.
Portland, as seen from a plane landing at the jetport on Dec. 7, 2015.

Your best comments on LePage’s claim that a southern Maine company will shed 900 jobs

By Erin Rhoda on April 07, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
The majority of the commenters were skeptical.
Michelle Hanson, owner of Frederick's Southside, recently won U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman Owned Small Business of the Year award for the state of Maine. Hanson stands behind the front counter with her two children Paul and Danielle, who often help with the restaurant.

Women-owned firms in Maine are making money faster than any other state

By Erin Rhoda on April 07, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
What we lack in size, we make up in effort.

One Life Project

By Erin Rhoda and Kelly Donnelly on April 04, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.

Woolwich dinner on Thursday will benefit children of woman whose death is under investigation

By The Lincoln County News, on March 28, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
The audience listens intently as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the City Club of Cleveland about middle class economics in Ohio March 18, 2015.

The American middle class loses its distinction as richest in the world

By Erin Rhoda on March 19, 2016, at 11:07 a.m.
The American middle class is no longer the most affluent.

See one of the coolest maps of Maine (before we knew where the state really was)

on March 19, 2016, at 11 a.m.
It depicts Maine with its disputed boundaries in 1820, the year it became the country’s 23rd state.

The story of a husband and wife who froze to death at a pivotal point in Maine history — and became poetry

on March 15, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
A real story from “those days of material and political struggle” as Maine became a state.

How a special bond formed between a Maine coon cat and a girl with autism

on March 15, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
“From the very start, they just seemed to connect.”
Ed and Pat Jillson, of Sabattus.

Longtime Maine couple combine love of one another, and the land, in short film

By Erin Rhoda on March 14, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
“You have to have it in your blood, or you wouldn’t last.”

See the surprising discovery researchers made about female and male brains

on March 13, 2016, at 7:51 a.m.
Researchers analyzed more than 1,400 brain specimens searching for a real difference between male and female noggins.

See a compilation of bad drivers in Portland

on March 12, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.

See how the mental health system in Maine collapsed, in one map

By Erin Rhoda on March 10, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
The criminal justice system has become the de facto mental health system.

Watch this remarkable 1954 video narrated by E.B. White of a Deer Isle lobsterman

on March 09, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
It shows a day in the life of Eugene Eaton — when lobster traps were made of wood, and fresh lobsters were stored in a bushel basket.
 U.S. Sen. Angus King talks to the media after hosting a round table to get input from federal and local law enforcement about terrorist attacks on Friday in Bangor.

Collins, King share Garrett Brown’s story to gain support for bill to fight heroin epidemic

By Erin Rhoda on March 02, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.