Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone

Opinion Page Editor

 

Naples goes for Trump, Holbrook

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.

Trump, Poliquin successful in Lamoine

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:36 p.m.

Livermore goes for Trump

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:35 p.m.

Stonington says yes to Clinton, no to background checks

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:32 p.m.

Clinton takes Farmington

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.

A Republican leads in Vermont

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.

Will GOP hang onto the U.S. Senate?

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:38 p.m.

Democrats get their first Senate pickup

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:07 p.m.

Bangor’s last voter

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:04 p.m.

Feeling the pressure, Maine?

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:56 p.m.

Waiting in line to vote?

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.

Wondering how late you’ll be up tonight?

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.

Report: 1 dead, multiple people shot near California polling station

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.

Eyes on the Senate, in Maine and the U.S.

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 6:39 p.m.
A variety of medicinal marijuana buds in jars at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, California.

Five stoned states?

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.

What we’re looking for tonight

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 08, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
MAINE FOCUS
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew is pictured in a 2015 file photo.

Auditor finds DHHS misspent $13M in welfare funds

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 18, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The department “took an overly aggressive approach” that signals “troublesome” practices when it comes to managing federal grant awards.
MAINE FOCUS
The end of the state’s 27 Healthy Maine Partnerships comes as the Maine Department of Health and Human Services changes the way it handles substance use, tobacco and chronic disease prevention, but with little public explanation of the changes it’s making.

Maine dissolves 27 local public health groups with little explanation

By Adanya Lustig, Matthew Stone and Rosie Hughes on Sept. 30, 2016, at 4 p.m.
The LePage administration is undoing a structure created after years of statewide discussion and planning.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
Maine Focus
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services used federal funds in 2015 to pay for services for seniors and residents with disabilities even though federal law restricted the use of those funds to services for children and their families.

After denying it misused millions in welfare funds, Maine changed its spending to follow the law

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“The BDN has their facts wrong,” DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in June. Then, her department retroactively changed its spending to line up with the law.