Stories about Muskie School of Public Service

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor recently revived plans to construct a seven-story tower at its State Street campus as part of a $250 million project described as the largest ever undertaken by the hospital’s parent organization.

Hospitals take on building projects despite MaineCare debt

By Jackie Farwell on March 31, 2013, at 6:44 a.m.
As drivers pass through Augusta on Interstate 95, Maine’s newest hospital comes into view just off Exit 113. Four stories of brick and gleaming glass now stand in what was once a grassy field, a $322 million project just months away from opening to patients as the Alfond Center for …

Medical officials target Somerset County’s poor health rankings

By Christopher Cousins on June 04, 2011, at 5:20 a.m.
PALMYRA | Somerset County ranks near the top among Maine counties in a lot of ways, but some of the county’s numbers in the medical and health realm are of rather dubious distinction. With the county tied for having the most overweight residents of any county and dead last …

Officials may set bond amounts without full criminal history

By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit and John Christie ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on March 23, 2011, at 11:23 p.m.
Part 2 of 4 In December 2010, police in Cumberland County tried to stop a speeder. He led them on a chase and ended up crashing on an I-95 exit ramp. The local bail commissioner was told the charges were driving at a criminal speed and operating with a suspended …

Study: Wind power creates 240 Maine jobs per year

The Associated Press on March 04, 2011, at 2:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A new study says wind-power projects created or supported an average of 240 jobs a year over the last seven years. Former Maine State Economist Charles Colgan, now a professor at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, presented his study Thursday as wind-power …