Sangerville Historical Society monthly meeting on Aug. 23

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
Research has shown home visits reduce the likelihood of pregnancy complications, infant deaths, family violence and child maltreatment. They also contribute to improved parenting practices and school readiness. But the state hasn't followed through on its commitment to increase access to home visiting and improve collaboration between home visiting agencies.

Maine got millions to help moms and babies, but has little to show for it

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
DHHS said it would reach more families and collaborate with other home visiting programs. But competition between the groups has only gotten worse.
Now little more than a rusting hulk, the Belford 99 car at this railyard in the Milo village of Derby once hosted presidents and tycoons.

Time is running out for historic railcar that carried US presidents

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 13, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“I’m looking for a buyer who will honor her rich history and do an historical rebuild,” Lindsey Bell said.

Food scrap recycling isn’t just for southern Maine anymore. Rural Maine takes a bite at the apple.

By Christopher Burns on Aug. 13, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Organics recycling has become a focal point in the debate about the future of waste management in the state.

Man hospitalized following collision with tractor-trailer on Telos Road

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
A collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck in rural Piscataquis County sent one man to the hospital Thursday.
A chart for a diploma, re-imagined by Matt Drewette-Card, curriculum coordinator for AOS 94 in Dexter.

What happens to Maine students who don’t meet proficiency standards?

By Robbie Feinberg, MPBN on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
Some school districts worry that the new, high standards could leave some students unable to earn a diploma. Two Maine districts are handling the problem by re-imagining what a diploma means.
Maine Families served 2,393 families with 2,644 children in all counties in state fiscal year 2014.

How Maine quietly handed off financial oversight of a $23M program for infants

By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.
Over the last several years, the number of public health nurses has been cut in half.

Maine has sliced the ranks of nurses who prevent outbreaks, help drug-affected babies

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
The LePage administration, which has not publicized the cuts, had the money to fill the positions.
Rangers with the Maine Forest Service battle a fire on Monday on an island in Upper Lead Mountain Pond.

Maine forest rangers battling three wildfires

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 08, 2016, at 5:55 p.m.
Maine Forest Service rangers are battling three wildfires, each of them in remote locations, a district ranger said late Monday afternoon.

Foxcroft Academy to dedicate room in honor of Michelle Emily Buck

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 7:57 a.m.

Police identify victims of fatal Parkman crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 01, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
The crash on North Dexter Road remains under investigation

Crash in Milo claims life of teen

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 01, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
A teenager died Sunday and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Lakeview Road.

Police name victims of fatal crash in Parkman

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 01, 2016, at 6:26 a.m.
The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two people who died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Parkman.

Two die in early morning crash in Parkman

By Abigail Curtis on July 30, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
A single-vehicle crash left two people dead and a third injured in Parkman early Saturday morning.
Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft

Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft exploring partnership with EMHS

By Nick McCrea on July 29, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, a 25-bed medical facility in Dover-Foxcroft, is in the midst of partnership discussions with one of the state’s largest health care organizations.
The Sebec Reading Room

Library opens in Sebec

By Barbara Mauzy on July 25, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.

Dover-Foxcroft man accused of selling LSD, mushrooms in Belfast

By Dawn Gagnon on July 21, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
Drug agents arrested a Dover-Foxcroft man in Belfast on Wednesday for allegedly trafficking in LSD and psilocybin mushrooms.

More plead guilty to charges stemming from Dexter drug ring

By Judy Harrison on July 20, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Four more people charged in connection with a drug distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Dexter area for a dozen years pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to drug conspiracy charges.

Furniture that will leave a legacy? Yes. In Abbot, Maine.

on July 19, 2016, at 11:21 p.m.
As we were walking through the workshop, Dominic pointed out where the stacks of wood he was working with had come from, what made each unique and what he planned to build with them.
A trash truck driver prepares to dump his load of municipal solid waste at Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington on Sept. 17, 2009.

The long history of lobbying behind Maine’s trash fight

By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.