Maine finance overseer objects to ‘giveaway’ tax break for wind farm

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 03, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
David Heidrich urged the Franklin County commissioners to reject the proposal for revising the property tax break.
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.

Pumpkin Land, site of fatal hayride crash, won’t reopen after all

By Scott Taylor on Sept. 30, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
“After much discussion with family and staff this week, we have determined that it is best NOT to reopen the fall venue this year.”
One Life Project - Youth Voice.

These are some of the best ways to prevent drug use

on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
Does your local school know about them?
Joan Smyrski

Maine substance abuse official accused of drunken driving

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The associate director for treatment and recovery with the Maine Office of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services has been charged with operating under the influence.
Matthew Braun leads the Biddeford chapter of Young People in Recovery.

As a teen this man felt so alone. How his school could have helped.

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Principals want to better support students’ mental health, but they need the tools — and guidance themselves.

Route 100 traffic in Pittsfield will be one-way as water main work is completed

By Kathryn Ruth on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:37 p.m.
A teen is accused of driving his car 146 mph on Wednesday in Pittsfield.

Teen driver accused of going 146 mph on I-95 in Maine

By CBS 13 on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:58 p.m.
18-year-old Tyler Barrows was allegedly clocked going 146 mph on I-95 in Pittsfield.
Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.
Daren the lion asks for a high-five at a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.

The research isn’t with D.A.R.E — but police love it, and Maine schools still use it

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Around 60 schools in Maine still use D.A.R.E., more than any other packaged program.
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.
Cash, a shotgun and heroin were seized in a drug bust in Winthrop that landed three men in jail.

Winthrop man sentenced to more than two years for federal drug, gun violations

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
A 38-year-old Winthrop man was sentenced to more than two years in prison Monday for possessing with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun during a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court.
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.”

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
Luc Tieman (left) confers with his attorney, Stephen Smith, on Friday in Somerset County Superior Court. Tieman, 32, of Fairfield is charged with killing his wife, Valerie Tieman.

Man accused of killing wife, hiding her body makes court appearance

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
Tieman was not asked to enter a plea because he has not yet been indicted by the grand jury.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield is shown in a photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July.

Court affidavit: Fairfield murder victim shot twice in head

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Documents filed Thursday at the Somerset County Courthouse indicate that Valerie Tieman of Fairfield died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
Craig Dickstein, a trail maintainer for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, tears down the old outhouse along the AT at the base of Pleasant Pond Mountain as part of a privy replacement project. The plan to replace all 42 privies that the MATC maintains along the AT in Maine, began in 2013. The old pit-style privies are being replaced with new, more sustainable and environmentally friendly privies.

A privy problem: Maine group races to replace outhouses on Appalachian Trail

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Outhouses on Appalachian Trail are filling up and falling apart.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, was found dead Tuesday. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, who has been arrested in connection with her death.

Husband charged with murder in Fairfield woman’s death

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Luc Tieman, 32, was taken into custody and charged at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a home in Livermore.

Woman crawls out second-story window to escape house fire

By CBS 13 on Sept. 21, 2016, at 7:27 a.m.
Firefighters said a woman crawled out a second-story window to safety during an early morning house fire in Livermore.